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Belle Stewart: Queen Amang the Heather

Belle Stewart was one of the greatest tradition-bearers of Scots ballads and folktales and became known as ‘Queen Amang the Heather’ after one of the songs with which she was closely associated. Read more

“Lithuania, Our Homeland”, a brief history of a national anthem

Each year on February 16, Lithuania celebrates Independence Day, but it is really during Statehood Day (July 6) that Lithuanians all over the world are performing their national hymn, loud and wide, from Sydney to Buenos Aires. Statehood Day commemorates the coronation in 1253 of Mindaugas as the first and only King of Lithuania. Read more

Europeana Sounds’ first birthday

The first Europeana Sounds Plenary meeting took place in Paris on the 10th and 11th of February 2015. Representatives from the 24 consortium partners reunited in the grand setting of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to take stock of all the hard work undertaken during the first year of the project, and to look ahead at the exciting developments to come. Read more

Let’s discover Click Sounds!

In this edition of the Europeana sound blog The Language Archive (TLA) will offer an insight into one of the most particular languages of the Dobes Archive. The Dobes archive, aims at collecting endangered languages and supporting their life through dedicated research programs. In this article we will offer a look into ≠Akhoe Hai //om. Read more

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