Since the EBU Folk Festival will not be held this year, EBU Folk Producers are invited to contribute to an “EBU Folk Music Special”, celebrating and showcasing the current Folk and Roots music scene, by providing music selections based on one of the following criteria:
This special offer will be released in September 2021.
Kanteles, fiddles, accordions, balalaikas, throat singing, yodelling: these and many more can be heard at the annual Euroradio Folk Festival (EFF), where bands and artists redefine the frontiers of folk music through their ethno, jazz, traditional and crossover projects.
More than a mere festival, this event is a platform presenting the incredible diversity of musical genres and sounds of all lifestyles in European folk music.
The Festival venues have encompassed the length and breadth of Europe, from Førde in Norway to Segovia in Spain, and from Cork to Moscow.
The EFF is well known for its live concerts, but perhaps even more for its radio transmissions. All the concerts are recorded and provided at no cost by the host to other EBU radio organizations as part of the Euroradio concert exchanges. On average, each concert is broadcast by 20 radio stations in Europe and beyond, with transmissions as far afield as the Asia-Pacific region and North America. One important feature of the EFF is that many of those on stage and in the audience are young people, thereby challenging the myth that they are not interested in this type of music. Indeed, the folk, ethnic and world music scenes bring together scores of young people with a truly fresh, creative and innovative outlook, and a thoughtful, respectful and bold attitude to tradition, building their own message on it.