Thursday, January 28, 2016

EUROPA1985 - "Year of the Music" 1.4.1985

The EUROPA-CEPT Motto for 1985 was "Year of the Music", and the Faroes contributed with a set of two, showing youngsters playing instruments. The fitst one (on the FDC) was (280) youngsters Playing flute, cello and piano, and the second one was Playing saxophone, drums and guitar. Date of issue was 1 April 1985.

Note, that the Faroese instrumental tradition is quite young, as first in the beginning of the 20th century the baker Hansen began to play and train others. Before, Faroese music was only oral. When these stamps came out, the faroese music scene, as we know it today, was just beginning its development.  

Thank you Merja.

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