December 2016

December 3 – Santa Claus is coming to town!

December 3rd, 2016|News|

Student christmas play and Χριστουγεννιάτικη παράσταση μαθητών, American Farm School of Thessaloniki Historical Archives - Public Domain Marked

December 2 – Unlocking Sound Collections: the videos!

December 2nd, 2016|Music, News, Spoken word recordings|

As your second daily treat of this Advent Calendar, Europeana Sounds is sharing with you the videos of its 2nd International Conference, which took place in Vilnius on 4 November 2016. […]

December Crowdsourcing month: Identify musical instruments in our recordings!

December 1st, 2016|News, Sound categories|

Have an ear for musical instruments? Use your talent to tag all the instruments you hear in the musical recordings of the Europeana Sounds collections! The whole month of December will be an Europeana Sounds Crowdsourcing Campaign in order to tag 30.000 musical instruments!  Read more about how to help underneath, or directly start tagging on this platform > […]

December 1 – Get ready for the Europeana Sounds Christmas Warm-Up!

December 1st, 2016|Music, News|

As winter sets in and we pass the first advent, it fell to me to offer up a Christmas themed recording. As I searched Europeana Sounds for something suitable, I spotted this recording, “Christmas Eve in Old England”. This recording is a wax cylinder recording from the Istituto Centrale per i Beni Sonori ed Audiovisivi (ICBSA), our project partners in Italy, and the date is from around 1900-1909. […]

November 2016

A Greek love song

November 28th, 2016|Music, News|

This plain song, sung by an elder female singer in Nea Vyssa, in the prefecture of Evros in Northern Greece, describes with the most romantic words the love of a young couple, as seen through the eyes of the elder woman singing. […]

Scottish Marriage Customs

November 24th, 2016|News, Spoken word recordings|

Marriage customs in Scotland are numerous and diverse. In this blog post we will look at just a handful of these customs, with a focus on a few which have evolved over centuries and one or two which are no longer practised. […]