Traditional Backing Tracks

Traditional songs & old time songs. Greensleeves,  Amazing Graze, traditional arrangements, folk songs…
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Traditional & Old time Music

  • Songs sung over many generations often existing in several versions.
  • Traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community.
  • Often sung & danced in strong cultural regions from grandparent to child. This ensures the songs are not lost and their identity is kept strong.
  • Traditional folk songs can over 200 years old in various trad. arrangements
  • Often old songs are reflected by wartime, Music halls & nostalgia.
  • Hymns and other forms of music are often of unknown origin and traditional. 
  • Old time songs in the UK are often 19 century, Cockney pub songs are a good example. Old time songs in the Americas are folk, bluegrass, country & gospel songs.
  • Nursery rhymes include a lot of traditional songs too!

Popular Traditional Songs are 

  • Greensleeves
  • All the nice girls love a sailor
  • Danny Boy
  • Keep the home fires burning
  • Early one morning
  • John Peel
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Pack up your troubles
  • All around my hat
  • Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Amazing Graze
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Red is the Rose
  • Jerusalem
  • Rule Brittania
  • Go tell it on the Mountain
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Click Go the Shears
  • ‘Shosholoza’