December 24 – “A novena”: a lyric that tells a story

Today we offer you a beautiful song of the collection of the Istituto Centrale per i beni Sonori Audiovisivi (ICBSA). […]

December 24th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

December 23 – Traditional Christmas Carols from Greece

Greek Christmas Carols are sung on Christmas Eve, the 24th of December, according to tradition. Groups of small children go out in the streets, from household to household, singing carols accompanied by a small “trigono” – triangular metallic music instrument that makes a distinctive sound – and receiving money and sweets as rewards. […]

December 23rd, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

December 22 – A Grammophon record commemorating Wilhelm II’s Silver Jubilee

When his father, Kaiser Friedrich III, died, after a very short reign, in June 1888, Wilhelm II, the eldest of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, ascended the German throne. 25 years later, many ceremonies marked his Silver Jubilee. One of the rarest and least known artifacts of that time is a Grammophon record, from the French National Library’s collection. […]

December 22nd, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

December 21 – The Feast Day of St Thomas

The Feast Day of St Thomas the Apostle was established in the 12th century and was celebrated on 21 December up until 1969. The feast day was then changed to 3 July so that it would no longer coincide with the days of Advent. Even so, it is still celebrated by some churches on the original date. […]

December 20 – The Dublin Institute of Technology & The Caruana Gramophone Collection

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is proud to be an Associate Partner in Europeana Sounds, joining with our international colleagues in this best practice network to make archival audio collections accessible online. […]

December 20th, 2016|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

December 19 – A letter to Santa

Dear Santa, This year we have been working hard, thinking good thoughts and now are looking forward to the coming Christmas! Here, the snow has fallen and melted, several times already – has it been the same where you live? […]

December 19th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments