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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A very fun and kind musical intro with soft guitar and drumming rhythm. Perfect for logo reveals, opener, intro, broadcast, advertisements, websites, YouTube channels, Vimeo channels, vlogs, daily vlogs, infographic videos, explainer videos, tutorials, slideshows, business videos, marketing videos, advertising jingle, radio jingle, news, web TV and other visuals. Instruments:...
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Lyrics taken from an old Norwegian poem.
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Emotional, warm and friendly acoustic guitar driven music piece with a warm piano and smooth drums, ideal for family films, TV series or presentations.
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An upbeat and happy pop folk track.Ideal for holidays,leisure and corporate productions.
4k      93    13    01:19
Guitar track, happy and positive. It tastes like holiday. Perfect for vlogs, tutorials, podcasts and movies. Additional files available with the extended license: - long version (2:36) - short version (1:19) - loop edit (1:06) All the tracks come of course both mp3 and wav. Enjoy :)
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I've never even been to Prague, but I imagine this is what it sounds like
109k      6k    478    03:03
A simple folk perpetual canon - also known as a round. Feels like a medieval campfire piece. <BR><BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
108k      6k    550    02:14
Traditional Irish-sounding. I had a hard time classifying this in my existing feels. It feels like Irish folk music. <BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
2k      62    18    03:14
I made this track for my mum to use it in school with children and their activities. Thought it could be nice to share it here as well. Very easy rhythm and melody, kinda happy vibe, nice for starting playing with music at a young age.
72k      4k    395    02:38
Simple, easy-to-play folk-influenced tune in the D Dorian mode (related to D Minor).
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Simple subtle plucked duet of ancient-inspired origins. This piece is <A HREF="">available in a full uncompressed version here</A>. It is also available as a part of a <A HREF="">larger download of similar themed music here</A>.
44k      2k    168    01:18
While not quite a sonatina - it is closer than anything else. Forte violin with nice double stops.<BR>
90k      4k    509    03:13
New age and Celtic with super round synths and lots of delay. <BR><BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.