EXPERT GROUP  • Department / Unit Radio Media

EBU Folk and Traditional Music Group

The EBU Folk and Traditional Music Group works to enhance collaboration and exchanges among radio organizations in these specific musical genres.

The role of the Group is to:

  • assist in the exchange of folk and traditional music concerts, programmes and projects for EBU radio producers
  • offer outstanding musical events and share expertise with their audience
  • present the diversity of European musical culture and play an important role in making folk and traditional music popular
  • organize the Euroradio Folk Music Festival each year in a different country
  • initiate new projects
  • produce annual projects such as:

Special projects

Sounds of the Baltics: a joint project of the EBU Radio Members in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania celebrating the 100th anniversary of these three Baltic States' independence in 1918

Balkan Music around the Globe: a joint project presenting Balkan melodies and rhythms as part of contemporary folk music in Europe and beyond, revealing the improvisational nature of the music and its modes, and showcasing each country's traditional and ancient instruments



Group Members


Mats Einarsson, SR (Sweden)


Contact detail

Gianluca Allaria
Senior Producer
+41 22 717 2618

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