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Prominent Instrument: Mandolin / Balalaika

Found 97 tracks

Cheerful, innocent and happy the Carnavalito (Little Carnival) depicts the music and dances of the South Americans Indians before the Spanish arrived. It is still played in Northern Argentina and western Bolivia and represents the core of the of the life of the indigenous people and their descendants. 100% authentic & live performed. No computers, no samples. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 95 BPM]

A driving set of Irish traditional jigs, beginning with Morrison's, and leading into Out in the Ocean at 1:02 which is slightly more happy and upbeat in tone. Mandolin, fiddle, whistle and guitar play the opening, and when bodhran joins in at 0:31, you really get the feel for Irish traditional music - similar almost to Riverdance music. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

An out and out Indian dance and fun music. Bollywood fun, dance, light, celebration, happiness, victory, success, grand, good beats, energetic. Features dhol, dholak, tabla, dimbdi, shehnai, tumbi, mandolin, drums, chorus. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

An upbeat, romantic, waltz featuring electric guitar and accordion. Picture picnics in Tuscany, outdoor cafes, a glass of Chianti, touring Rome or driving through the Italian countryside. It's all here in this joyful piece of music. [Tempo: Medium / 165 BPM]

A slowly building suspense track featuring cinematic mood of orchestra, ambience and mandolins, all of which give this track unique sonic touch and a chilling, moving feel. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

A beautiful song with several roots/americana instruments and a nice reflective message on the topic of regret. Spiritual / inspirational. Also available in an Instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 63 BPM]

Folk / Acoustic / Motivational. A mix of traditional folk and contemporary instruments gives the piece a natural, yet fresh feel. Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro, Upright bass, Shaker. Homely, happy, light hearted. [Tempo: Medium / 94 BPM]

Chilled, funky, old school Hip Hop groove with Russian balalaika, electric piano, synth bass and strings. Great for urban and exotic themed projects. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

Indian Bhangra style dance piece with minimal vocals. Energetic tabla carries the through whimsical solos from a variety of indian instruments. Positive, upbeat, and joyous. [Tempo: Medium / 94 BPM]

A folky and down to earth, acoustic track featuring acoustic guitars, sitar, banjo and mandolin. Organic, earthly, light and joyful. Great for outdoors, fishing, hiking, nature and camping, travel and adventure. [Tempo: Medium / 98 BPM]

Fun, upbeat Gypsy Jazz meets Russian folk. Balalaika and Clarinet backed by acoustic guitars, upright bass and drums perfect for travel and cultural documentaries, comedy soundtracks, celebrations, weddings and Tetris style video game music. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 250 BPM]

Live performed waltz, with a European flavor - perhaps Italy or Sicily. Accordeon, mandolin, violin and snare drum. Good for anything European or historical Europe, Italian / Sicilian productions, historical drama and more. Authentic and elegant. [Tempo: Medium / 115 BPM]

Quirky / Happy / Acoustic Folk-Pop / Country. This up-beat, quirky and folky, acoustic pop track is sure to put a smile on anyones face. The subtle additions of banjo and mandolin bring a cheeky element to the track. [Tempo: Fast / 138 BPM]

The track starts with solo female vocalizations lamenting over classical acoustic guitars and mandolins, and builds up to a pompous choir and orchestra solemn procession. Good for a huge funeral scene, with lots of people crowding up the streets to give a last goodbye to an idol, politician, etc. [Tempo: Very slow / 55 BPM]

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Happy, organic and earthy, Irish / Celtic folk dance. Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bodhran and bass. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 97 BPM]

Joyful and exciting music piece featuring mandolin, glockenspiel, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, percussion and drums. Positive and fun composition great for commercials and presentations. [Tempo: Fast / 115 BPM]

An upbeat song that happily deals with the issue of unrequited love. The chorus features a very prominent acoustic guitar and mandolin hook alongside the stomping drums. The song is broken up with contrasting sections that build up the dynamic range. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Sicily, gentle madolin melody. Dark, determined, tension, relaxed, funky. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

A quick tempo and driving rhythm run throughout this song. Its lyrical content deals with the issue of ‘what could have been’. Very catchy acoustic guitar hooks brighten the chorus. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Fast]

Quirky and hypnotic retro classical piece, with a heavy influence from Italian traditional music and Baltic/Gypsy music as well. With a somewhat funny and unusual mystery aura, investigative and foggy. A repetitive cello pizzicato progression is surrounded by a series of dreamy chromatic melodies on mandolin, clarinet, flute, celesta, glockenspiel, basson, harmonium and violin. This piece could easily fit a Frederico Fellini's surreal scene. [Tempo: Medium / 99 BPM]

Irish Folk style with Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddles, Guitar and Bodhran. Authentic Irish / Celtic traditional music. Happy, bouncy and lively. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

Full of 'Joie de vivre' this accordion and mandolin led piece is a bright, filmic, retro sounding waltzer conjuring up visions of traditional European city streets, mountains, lakes, fairgrounds, carousels, flowers and festivals. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 62 BPM]

Traditional style Greek folk music similar to the style of Zorba etc., with acoustic Greek instruments bouzouki, mandolin. Starts moderately and gradually speeds up as the track goes on. [Tempo: Medium / 107 BPM]

An up-tempo Old English Folk Song. Banjo, concertina, mandolin alongside male and female harmonies make this song stream merrily along. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

Slow to mid-tempo American country rock featuring Dobro, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel guitar, bass and drums. Melodic and swinging, this is a wonderfully genuine, authentic country track with elements of folk, bluegrass and Americana. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

A fragile and touching European / Italian / Sicilian track featuring mandolin, violin, harp and strings. Subtle drums join later. A sense of turmoil and perhaps pain, a fragile beauty. Good for historical dramas and more. [Tempo: Slow / 98 BPM]

Irish folk tune in 9/8 time. Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddles, Guitar, Irish Flute and Bodhran. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

A staccato and ominous / uneasy track with a traditional European flavor provided by Violin, Accordion and Mandolin, combined with pounding drums and orchestra. Could be Italy / Italian / Sicilian or other European country, possibly Mafia related or a track to accompany conflict, battle, shootout, chase or some urgent situation. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 115 BPM]

An upbeat folk song that deals with the issue of ‘missing a loved one’. A very catchy chorus with multi-layered male and female vocals. A driving rhythm culminating in a dynamic build up and explosion in the last chorus. Instruments include mandolin, trombone, drums, bass, violin, piano. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

A fragile and introspective, melancholic and longing acoustic track with a sense of old Europe / Italy / France / Sicily or other traditional European culture. Sparse sound with acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin and solemn trumpet, backed by sparse jazz drums and upright bass. A feeling of loss or hopelessness. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

A cheerful country bluegrass track played on banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar over acoustic guitars and bass. American heartland, nature, hiking, fishing, outdoor hobby and pleasure, etc. [Tempo: Medium / 94 BPM]

A classic Bedouin mood combined with more modern variety of sounds and instruments. Sincere and loving, nostalgic mood from the ancient world of the Orient / Gulf region. The quarter tones have been replaces with normal minor/major chords, the kanun and flute define the emotional parts. Eastern beauty and grace. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

A delicate, fragile and romantic piece with a traditional European feel. Solo violin and accordeon backed by mandolin, string section and acoustic guitar. Lyrical and elegant, with a sense of dignity and melancholy. Can be France, Italy, Sicily or more Eastern Europe. Good for historical productions, travel and exploration, period drama and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 60 BPM]

A joyful rendition of this Italian classic! Mandolin and accordion accompanied by drums and piano. [Tempo: Fast / 129 BPM]

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Old time American waltz, with dobro, pedal steel guitar, banjo and mandolin. Country & western, bluesy, folky. Homely and wholesome, midwestern America. Also available as an Underscore version, without the lead instruments. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

Italian / Sicilian style with mandolin, backed by a latin style acoustic guitar comp. [Tempo: Medium]

Amusing and a little mischievous track that has hints of Thomas Newman a la American Beauty. The track contains an unusual combination of instruments such as marimbas, mandolin, harp, strings which all play with a staccato rhythm to create a boyish theme for a high school teacher who falls for a school pupil. [Tempo: Slow, Fast / 55 BPM]

Joyful and spirited, Eastern European folk music style. Violin, mandolin, accordean, organ and drums. Melodic, fresh, uplifting and emotional. Can be Greece, Hungary, Slovak/Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Gypsy. Can also be hebrew, jewish. Slight Tango feel, great for dancing. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

A mandolin and strings powered look into a dark and dirty world. The space created by the atmospheric music is reminiscent of films like Babel and Syriana. Tortured flute amplifies the tension; whatever is about to happen can't be good! [Tempo: Slow / 135 BPM]

A tense, pensive underscore for a dramatic scene with an Italian or Sicilian slant. Perhaps New York Mafia, historical drama, or a chase / battle / conflict scene set against a backdrop of Italy / Sicily or Eastern Europe / Traditional Europe. Mandolin and violin with battle percussion, orchestral strings and brass stabs. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 75 BPM]

An upbeat folk song that has an edginess to it. A very catchy chorus with multi-layered male and female vocals. A driving rhythm culminating in a dynamic build up and explosion in the last chorus. Instruments include mandolin, trombone, drums, bass, violin, piano. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

A moody and elegant piece with a strong European / Traditional Europe flavour. Perhaps Italy or Sicily, but could also be France, Hungary, or Eastern Europe influences. Solo violin, accordion, mandolin, harp, acoustic guitar. This piece has a sense of sadness and melancholy but also one of hope and togetherness. [Tempo: Slow / 67 BPM]

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