Noël, Weihnachten, Karácsonyt and Коледа are just some of the words for Christmas used by listeners in countries throughout Europe taking part in the Euroradio Folk Music Christmas/New Year Project.
28 EBU Radio Members have contributed to the project, offering listeners a musical smörgåsbord ranging from a Finnish reindeer driver's song in Sámi language or an old Irish lullaby sung by Eurovision Song Contest winner Eimear Quinn, to a Cypriot schoolchildren's choir or the Slovak Radio Folk Orchestra featuring instruments like the shepherd's pipe and cimbalom. All this and much more can be found in a compilation of holiday music now available in MUS to Members and Associates.
Taking the audience on a musical journey throughout Europe, the annual EBU Folk Music Christmas/New Year Project has proved very popular for its richness and diversity of sounds and rhythms.
This Christmas, the project will again provide a varied repertory encompassing authentic folk, ethno, jazz, pop, traditional and classical music. 37 high-quality pieces offered by EBU Radio Members from 27 countries are presented in this two-hour compilation, which can be found here.
The following EBU radio organizations are contributing to this year's Folk Music Christmas/New Year Project: