Folk music is a genre of music that is typically passed down through generations and is often associated with traditional and rural communities. Folk music is characterized by its simple melodies, often accompanied by guitar, banjo, fiddle, and other acoustic instruments. It often tells stories of everyday life, love, work, and social and political issues.

Folk music can be divided into several sub-genres, such as traditional folk, contemporary folk, and world folk music. Traditional folk music is based on the songs and melodies that were passed down through generations in a particular culture or community. It often features elements of storytelling and is characterized by its simplicity and directness.

Contemporary folk music, which emerged in the 20th century, is characterized by its use of modern instruments and styles, while still staying true to the traditional elements of folk music. It often features politically and socially conscious lyrics, and is known for its emphasis on songwriting.

World folk music refers to the traditional music of a particular culture or region outside of the Western world. It encompasses a wide range of music styles, including traditional music from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Folk music has been a significant influence on many other genres of music, including rock, country, and pop music. Folk music continues to be popular today, with many contemporary folk artists drawing on traditional elements while incorporating modern sounds and styles. Folk music is known for its ability to reflect the cultural and social issues of a particular community or region.

Free Folk music

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My celtic rendition of my favorite Christmas song, "Carol of the Bells". Be sure to check out my other renditions of this song as well! Purchasing the extended license will get you all three version (rock, metal and celtic) of this song in high quality, uncompressed formats.
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The best instrument ever invented! This is a fast banjo piece perfect for humorous content. I do not suggest putting this over serious content, you’ll ruin it.
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Extended purchase comes with a short loopable version!
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Now this is a weird one. Who knew Bach would merge so well with medieval instruments!
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A relaxing ballad performed by a band with some orchestral elements. Very melodic and full of harmonies. Put your own vocals on top, or just add it to your joyful content.
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From the album “Fjörður”. A celtic-inspired piece, with lots of melody and diversity. This is perfect background music for most things. Melodic fantasy music like this has a very soothing effect on people. Very effective to engage your audience. No person in the world hates this kind of music.
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Starts of as a medieval piece, and smoothly goes into a epic, glorious second half.
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Check the Download Link Below ---> Desert Liaison (Instrumental)
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I have no idea how I ended up with a vikings-ish, western-ish hybrid. But it was cool enough for me to not trash it. A piece with few changes throughout. Very intense and suspenseful.
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Sentimental and emotional acoustic piece played with acoustic instruments. The style is very close to folk and smooth music. Leaded by acoustic guitar, the composition fits very good in romantic and sentimental scenes in movies and TV Series, familiar topics and dramas. Also good for podcast, youtube, documentary and romantic...
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I kind of dark medieval soundtrack. Recorded with bad enough instruments that it actually sounds legit. In my head this is the music that started playing whenever you walked into the blacksmith’s store in medieval times.
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Traditional Bagpipe Music of the Scottish Highlands. For Travel, Documentation and other.
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A really dark viking-inspired track. One key, lots of percussive elements and choir. If you don’t know what the Blood Eagle ritual is, look it up. Its both horrific and really, really awesome. Little trick: play this song while you read about it for enhanced experience.
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Guitar vibes with a whistling melody, relaxing and peaceful.