Saturday September 23rd marks the first ever European Folk Day. Elevate the day with our frequently updated playlist New Folk & Global Music from Finland, featuring the best artists and newest sounds from the genres!
The European Folk Day was created to be a "milestone for everyone in the world of folk arts to show that we can come together and that we are an essential part of Europe’s rich cultural spectrum". Celebrated for the first time this year, The European Folk Day gathers together festivals, public rehearsals, premieres, radio shows and other events.
The European Folk Day is a pilot project conceived and coordinated by the members of the European Folk Network (EFN), co-funded by the European Union via the MusicAIRE programme. The pilot project is democratic, diverse and open to traditions of music from any community in Europe, whether historically indigenous or newly-migrant. The intention is that The European Folk Day will become an annual celebration.
So all hop aboard the train – the first stop is the rich Finnish folk and global music scene, which you can get acquainted with on the playlist below – we suggest you go to the playlist landing page, where you can find biographies and photos of the playlist artists!