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Qarċilla Qarċilla

Il-Qarċilla is a poetic farce in Maltese which up to a hundred yearsago formed part of the Carnival celebrations held in Valletta and wasalso very popular in a number of villages. A man, acting as a notary,would in the presence of two youngsters, acting as husband andwife-to-be, read out a marital contract…

Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza) Għana fil-Għoli (La Bormliza)

Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. Oneof the styles is known as fil-Għoli or La Bormliza. Fil-Għoli (high-pitched) While the other two styles (Spirtu Pront and Fatt) are driven byverbal play and narrative, għana fil-għoli favours the musicalqualities of the voice as the…

Għana Tal-Fatt Għana Tal-Fatt

Għana, (pron. aa-na) is the generic term for Maltese folksong. Oneof the styles is known as tal-Fatt. Tal-Fatt (factual) Għana tal-fatt usually only involves one għannej. Nowadays, thesinger is often the composer of the lyrics, whereas in earlier times,certainly in the first half of the twentieth…