Explore the traditional side of Europe

Music plays have been a part of Ireland’s culture for many years. It’s not only about Irish traditional music. Folk music, rock and punk are all part of this music. You are about to embark on a car trip to France, Germany, or any other European country. A great playlist is essential. A great playlist is incomplete without music facts. Europe’s musical heritage is rich and diverse, from classical music to pop dominance to synthesizers in the 80s. Each genre of music has found its home in Europe. Follow our musical journey and you might find some stops along the way.

As it should, our journey starts with classical music. Mozart, the world’s most well-known classical composer, was once a child prodigy who, despite being loved and respected for his musical creations died penniless and was buried at a pauper’s grave. His reputation was not affected by the same fate and Mozart is still one of the most recognizable musical minds in the world.

What is the significance of music to our culture?

European songs are more engaging because they tell a story through song, which makes them even more appealing for listeners.

Traditional and folk music

The unique music can be created by traditional instruments like the Harp and the Bodhran. A variety of instruments are used to play traditional music, including the Bodhran (Irish drum), Fiddle, Flute, Tin Whistle, Uilleann pipes, and guitar.

Traditional music is a spin-off of folk music. There are influential groups like The Dubliners, Christy Moore (brilliant singer), and even The Rovers. They sing songs about life and the history of Ireland. Mary Black and Enya are two other well-known folk singers who have their own style. Clannad, a Donegal group, would be one of the pioneers in bringing together traditional music with New Age, and twenty years later, they are well-known in Europe and North America.

Celtic/Rock music

Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher are just a few of the other bands that have made an impact on the rock scene.

Irish Dancing music

With productions like the River Dance, Irish dancing has really made its way into the mainstream. With its unique style and fast-paced songs, it was a huge success for the Irish dance scene.


Mozart’s home is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the life of the great man. Even at a young age, Mozart had always been interested in music. He was 14 when he first heard Allegri’s Miserere. Later, he was able to record it in its entirety from his memory.


The classical sounds of Mozart, to the groundbreaking synth pop that was heard all over radio stations in the 70s and 80s. Donna Summer’s I Feel Love is one of the most well-known examples. Although Summer is American in origin, Giorgio Moroder, a revolutionary Italian music producer, made the decision to use a completely synthesized backing track. It is regularly included in lists of the best dance songs of all time and is widely regarded as one of most influential pop songs of all time.

Eurovision Facts

Although it’s been 40 years since France won the Eurovision, their woes aren’t as severe as those of Norway and Cyprus who finished last eleven times. They have also never made it to the top four. There were no rules about what would happen if there was a tie in 1969. Four countries won. If this happened today, it would have been the country with the most points from all countries who would win.

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