European Folk Day

On Saturday 23 September 2023, the day of the Autumnal Equinox, over 25 EBU radio channels in Europe dedicated a special part of their radio programming to mark the first-ever European Folk Day – a day created by the European Folk Network to demonstrate the existence of a critical mass of people all over Europe, involved, in one way or another, in the traditional performing arts.

This joint partnership with the EBU Music Unit has pulled together radio stations across Europe who will use their strength as public service media broadcasters to shout about this day with special folk music programming, showcasing to the world the importance of keeping their local music traditions alive, as well as contributing to a joint celebratory offer to the Music Unit’s concert exchange platform.

In addition to the on-air programming planned by radio stations, the joint offer contains 16 recordings of current local folk talent, with traditional music offered from Estonia, Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden, Israel and Denmark, culminating in two live studio concerts on day itself from Croatia with the HRT Tamburitza Orchestra and Hungary with the fizzing virtuosity of Söndörgő, and folk singer Branka Básits. The offer is available in MUS under the reference FM/2023/08/03/01-16.

Recordings from the 2023 Euroradio Folk Festival at Rudolstadt have also been made available in time for this day, as well as other recordings from around the festival so that radio stations could also choose from and broadcast a wide variety of artists. The 2023 Euroradio Folk Festival is available in MUS under the reference FM/2023/08/02/01-12 and 31 other sets from the festival under FM/2023/08/05/01-31.

Follow #EuropeanFolkDay on social media for more on the campaign.


LIST OF RADIO CHANNELS TAKING PART


BULGARIA

BNR Horizont


BELGIUM

RTBF La Première


CYPRUS

CyBC Radio 1

CyBC Radio 3


CZECHIA

Czech Radio Brno

Czech Radio Plzeň

Czech Radio Zlín


DENMARK

DR P2


ESTONIA

ERR Klassikaraadio


FRANCE

Radio France / France Musique


GEORGIA

GPB Georgian Radio


CROATIA

HRT - HR3


HUNGARY

MTVA Dankó


ICELAND

RUV Rás 1


IRELAND

RTÉ lyric fm


ISRAEL

Kan Kol Hamusika


ITALY

RAI Radio3


LITHUANIA

LRT KLASIKA


LATVIA

Latvijas Radio 3 'Klasika'


POLAND

Polski Radio PR2


ROMANIA

Radio România Muzical

Radio Romania Antena Satelor


SERBIA

Radio Belgrade


SLOVAKIA

RTVS Rádio Devín


SPAIN

Catalunya Música


SWEDEN

Sveriges Radio P2

Details

Genre

Year of production
2023

Partners
European Folk Network

Contact detail

Laurent Marceau
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Popular Music
+41 22 717 2613
marceau@ebu.ch
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Elana Solomon
Project Manager, Classical and Pop
+44 75 53 14 29 14
solomon@ebu.ch