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Folk Songs and Music from Malta

Various Artists
Folk Songs and Music from Malta

Folk Songs and Music from Malta presents a cross-section of Malta’s musical folklore: "from children’s rhymes to country music, from national dances to modern songs, and with a glimpse or two into the life of the island." Compositions often feature the Spanish guitar, the most popular instrument in Malta, in accompaniment to heartfelt songs about love, drinking, and holidays. Also featured are more traditional instruments such as the iz-zaqq (Maltese bagpipe), which is constructed from the body of a large dog, legs and all. Liner notes include an introduction by George Bonavia, track notes, and pictures of Malta.

Track Listing

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Maltese Country Dance - Il-maltija n/a 1:41
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102
Lullaby n/a 1:22
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103
Nursery Rhyme n/a 0:22
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104
Children's Song - Baqbaqum n/a 0:20
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105
Children's Game - Pizzi, pizzi kanna n/a 0:26
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106
Folk Tunes on Guitar n/a 4:37
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107
Maltese Bagpipe and Tambourine n/a 0:42
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108
The Flagelette - The Flageolet - Christmas Tune Siggiewi flutist 0:55
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109
The Flagelette and Drum - The Flageolet and Drum - Good Friday Tune n/a 1:10
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110
Christmas Song- Ninni la tibkix izied - Benniena ta'Gesu bambin n/a 1:39
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111
Modern Song - Mahbuba Kekina - My Dear Catherine Carmen Sapiano and Joe Xuereb 2:01
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112
Popular Song - Tal-Karawett Carmen Sapiano and Joe Xuereb 1:42
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113
Il-Parata - Kuntradanza maltija Domenica Lombardo Orchestra 2:29
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114
Xalata ghal san Pawl il-Bahar Emmanuele Cilia and Carlo Cardona 3:25
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201
Maltese Drinking Song n/a 2:40
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202
Song on the Guitar - Ghana - Iz-zaqqieq n/a 3:08
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203
Maltese Ballad- Xbejba ta' rdum Emmanuele Cilia 6:35
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204
Village Holiday - Festa V. Ciappara and D. Busuttil 3:07
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205
Modern Song - Xemx jew qamar - Sun or Moon Coro Armonico 3:39
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206
A Love Song - Ghanja lin-namrata Emmanuele Cilia 2:31

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