As part of the MU’s affiliation to the European Folk Network (EFN), we are pleased to be able to let our members know that European Folk Day is taking place on 23 September 2023.
The EFN says: “This is the first European Folk Day and is designed to help raise the profile of the traditional arts of music, dance and storytelling at local, national and pan-European level”.
The First European Folk Day
The idea of European Folk Day aims to demonstrate the existence of a critical mass of people all over Europe, involved in one way or another, in the traditional performing arts.
European Folk Day affirms the importance of Europe’s communities and traditions and supports continued resilience and collective action.
With this initiative, the EFN want to reach deeper into the fabric of people related to the traditional performing arts in Europe.
Folk music, dance and storytelling carry the voices and stories of the people, nations and communities. They preserve cultures of the past and evolve with each generation.
Get involved by creating an event, or spreading the news and sharing flyers and social assets with the EFN’s resources.
Learn more about the EFN and keep up to date with what’s going on for European Folk Day 2023.