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European folk music has not one sound but many. There are countless soundscapes between Sardinia and Norway, from the Atlantic coast to the Urals, each one distinct. All have their own character. Europe means polyphony, a thicket of diversity where for millennia cultures have been flowing together and drifting apart, creating a musical patchwork. Traditional music? The term suggests constancy and permanence: familiar tunes and homely songs. The melodies of the past seem to offer a stable foothold, in opposition to the ever faster innovations of the present. However this nostalgia is an illusion, a false idyll. Many of the musical styles we now perceive as traditional were originally radical and modern. They resulted from dramatic changes which shook the 19th century European world and turned it upside down. The industrial revolution triggered technical innovations and social change on a massive scale. New instruments were invented: the accordion, mouth organ, concertina, banjo and saxophone, plus brass instruments equipped with valves like the trumpet and tuba. Later, factory production turned these new musical instruments into relatively cheap mass produced items which many people could afford.

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1) Bashful Bachelor/Sunshine Hornpipe - Cashin Cawley ; Ford
2) Scottish or Foursome Reel - William Hannah's Band
3) Morpeth Rant: A. Morpeth Rant - B. Steamboat - Jack Armstrong and His Northumbrian Barnstormers
4) Polka Piquee - Jean Pradal
5) Fado Da Minha Aldeia - Ermelinda Vitoria
6) Sevillanas - Num. 2 - la Nina de los Peines
7) Parado de Valldemossa - Agrupacion Folklorica de Valldemossa
8) Markensmandagen (Springar Etter Lars Fykerud) - Gjermund Haugen
9) Hattemageren - Folkedanseorkestret
10) Tegernseer Landler - Munchner Original-Terzett Georg Weinschutz
11) Alpufzug - Urnascher Streichmusik
12) Innviertler Landler (Vierzeiler) - Volkssanger-Familie Simboeck
13) Buon Principio D'anno - Nullo Romani
14) Mediana in Re Maggiore Parte 1 - Efisio Melis
15) Camporeale Bello (Polka) - the Four Sicilians
16) Punaliivi (The Red Vest) - Erik Kivi
17) Yiddisher Wulach (Jewish Dance) - Gregory Matusewitch
18) Staropolski Kujawiak - Eduard Mika I Tadeusz Zadroga
19) Mindenfele Szerelemnek - Sio Aladar Es Zenekara
20) Biro Uram Es Sarga Cserebogar - Olah Lajos
21) Micika Polka - Verni's Troubadours Tamburica Orchestra
22) Celni Ju Moj Lule Celni - Riza Hakdin Me Shoket
23) Tha Horepseis Gero - Georgia Mittaki
24) Doina Si Ardeleana de la Sibiu - Orhestra Traian Lascut
25) Zaporozec Polka - Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuk
26) Kukushka - Sisters Fiodorov

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