I recently heard Ed Sheeran's track for the forthcoming second part of The Hobbit, I See Fire
, and I really like mix of acoustic guitar and violin.
There are other tracks with a similar style, such as this fan piece for AC3 (Streets of Boston
), to a lesser extent the AC3 and Firefly OSTs, and older traditional songs, such as Siúil A Rún
, which is better known as Buttermilk Hill or Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier which dates back to the American Revolutionary War.
So my question is, is there a name for this style of music? I hesitate to use the word 'Western' because of Firefly, since it pre-dates the cowboy mythology. American Traditional?