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Southern &
Western European

Europe packs a lot of diversity into a comparatively small area, and the continent's musical heritage reflects the many cultures who live there. Europe has also had a major influence on music elsewhere in the world; for instance, French styles are thriving in parts of the United States and Canada. On this page you'll find music from southern and western Europe, including France, Spain, the Mediterranean nations of Italy and Greece, and more.

For music from Eastern Europe, Northern Europe (Scandinavia) and the Celtic and British Isles, please check out our world music section elsewhere on this site. Enjoy!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Agricantus
Best of Agricantus (1999)

Alaitz eta Maider
Auskalo (2002)

Alpcologne
Alpha (2008)

Animus
Animus (2002)

Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts
Celtic Cafe (2001)

Asturian Mining Company
Patrimoniu (2000)


B

Alberto Balia & Enrico Frongia
Argia (2002)

Ballycotton
Fairytale (1997)
A La Cut (2001)
Mondland (2003)

The Baltimore Consort
La Rocque 'n' Roll: Popular Music of Renaissance France (1993)

Banda Ionica
Matri Mia (2002)

Barahunda
Al Sol de la Hierba (2002)

Barrage
Live in Europe (1998)

Les Batinses
Tripotages (2000)

Francesco Benozzo
In'tla Piöla (2000)
Llyfr Taliesin (2004)

Berroguetto
Viaxe por Urticaria (1999)

Amir Beso
Fatamorgana (2005)

Blackmore's Night
Under a Violet Moon (1999)

The Blazers
Puro Blazers (2000)

Claudia Bombardella Ensemble
Paesaggi Lontani: Live (2004)

The Boston Camerata
A Renaissance Christmas (1986)

La Bottine Souriante
Chic & Swell (1988)
Jusqu'aux p'tites heures ('Til the wee hours) (1991)
La Mistrine (1994)
En Spectacle (1996)
Xième (1999)

Bourque, Bernard & Lepage
Matapat (1998)

Sarah Brightman
Time to Say Goodbye (1997)

Broceliande
Broceliande (2000)
Gathering May: Songs of the Season (2003)

Richard Burgess, Anders Adin & Patrik Wingard
Doggerland (2007)

The Burning Bush
Klezmer & Hassidic Music (1998)


C

Calliope Fair
On Board the Armenia (2002)

Camille
Le Fil (2006)

Canty
Wings of Wisdom (2001)

Jesse Cook
Montreal (2004)


D

George Dalaras
Oi Megaluteres Epitucies Tou (His Greatest Hits) (1987)

Dr. Drer & CRC Posse
Cosa Bella Frisca (2012)

Dromedary
Artifact (2001)

Dom Duff
Lagan (2006)


E

El Nino Machuca
 Buscando tu Sur (2013)

Ensemble Galilei
Ancient Noels, with Maggie Sansone (1993)
The Mystic & the Muse (1997)
A Winter's Night: Christmas in the Great Hall (2002)

Epelde eta Larranaga
Agur (2004)

Esne Beltza
Noa (2010)

Esne Zopak
Esnesaltzailearena (2009)

Estampie
Signum (2005)

Etnika
Nafra (2000)


F

Faun
Renaissance (2005)

Andre Feriante
Fuego de Luna (2002)
Bohemian Boulevard (2005)

Footloose
Everdance (2004)

Fortune's Wheel
Pastourelle: The Art of Machaut & the Trouveres (2002)


G

Gozategi
Gozategi (1998)

The Great American Gypsies
Before I Had a Red Tomato (2004)


H

Hart Rouge
Une Histoire de Famille (1998)

Haur Jolasen Abestiak
Haur Jolasen Abestiak (1997)

Helicon
A Winter Solstice with Helicon (1999)

Vasco Hernandez
Luz De Otra Manera (2013)

Hesperus
Neo-Medieval: Medieval Improvisations for a Postmodern Age (1997)
The Food of Love (2001)

Hevia
Al Otro Lado (The Other Side) (2000)

Hotel Palindrone
Samo Riba (2003)


I

Il Divo
Il Divo (2005)
The Christmas Collection (2005)

I Viulan
Live (2005)


J

Jim et Bertrand
La Tete en Gigue (1999)

Kepa Junkera
Bilbao 00:00h (Bilbao Zero Hour) (1999)
Maren (2001)
K (2003)


K

Ken Zazpi
Gelditu Denbora (2005)

Kornog
Ar Seizh Avel (1985)

Kultur Shock
FUCC the I.N.S. (2001)


L

Mikel Laboa
60ak + 2 (2003)

La Bottine Souriante
Chic & Swell (1988)
Jusqu'aux p'tites heures ('Til the wee hours) (1991)
La Mistrine (1994)
En Spectacle (1996)
Xième (1999)

La Nef
Music for Joan the Mad: Spain 1479-1555 (1995)
Perceval: The Quest for the Grail, Vols. 1-2 (1999, 2001)

Custer LaRue
Ballads (1999)

Benito Lertxundi
Nere Ekialdean (2002)

Les Batinses
Tripotages (2000)

Les Yeux Noirs
Balamouk (2002)
Live (2002)
tChorba (2005)

Lhasa
The Living Road (2004)

La Lionetta
Arzan (2003)

Lo'Jo
Au Cabaret Sauvage (2002)

Oscar Lopez
Mi Destino (My Destiny) (2003)

Lou Dalfin
Cavalier Faidit (2011)


M

Mahanada
Taranta's Circles (2005)

Mannheim Steamroller
Christmas (1984)
A Fresh Aire Christmas (1988)

Erramun Martikorena
Elorrietan Loreak (2000)

Matapat
Matapat (1998)
Petit Fou (2001)

Loreena McKennitt
The Visit (1991)
The Mask & Mirror (1994)
A Winter Garden (1995)
The Book of Secrets (1997)

Mediaeval Baebes
Worldes Blysse (1999)
The Rose (2002)

Milladoiro
Auga de Maio (2000)

Jocelyn Montgomery
Lux Vivens (Living Light) (1998)

Caroline Moreau
Paris is Burning (2005)

Nana Mouskouri
Ode to Joy (2002)

Fermin Muguruza
Brigadistak Sound System (1999)


N

Ned Ludd
A Zero Ore (1998)

La Nef
Music for Joan the Mad: Spain 1479-1555 (1995)
Perceval: The Quest for the Grail, Vols. 1-2 (1999, 2001)

New Budapest Orpheum Society
Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano (2002)
Jewish Cabaret in Exile (2009)

New World Renaissance Band
Where Beauty Moves & Wit Delights (1993)

Carlos Nunez
Finisterre: The End of the Earth (2003)


O

Oldarra
Le Chant Basque (1997)

Oreka TX
Quercus Endorphina (2001)

Orientexpressen
An Unfinished Story (2005)

Orion
Restless Home (1998)

Oskorri
25 Kantu Urte (1996)
Ura (H2O) (2000)
Vizkayatik ... Bizkaiara (2002)
Desertore (2003)
The Pub Ibiltaria 8 (2004)


P

Irene Papas
Odes (1979)

Jorge Pardo y Chano Dominguez
10 de Paco (1995)

Paris Combo
Motifs (2005)

Paroplapi
La Finestra dell'Ultimo Piano (2005)

Robin Petrie
A Victorian Noel (1993)

Pirritx eta Porrotx
Mari Motots (2006)


R

Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
Misterio (2001)
Noche Flamenco (2006)

Rondellus
Sabbatum (2002)


S

Salsa Celtica
The Great Scottish Latin Adventure (2000)
El Agua de La Vida (2003)

Sancto Ianne
Mo Siente (2006)

Sarband
Ballads of the Sephardic Jews (1999)
Sacred Women (2001)

Susana Seivane
Susana Seivane (2000)
Alma de Buxo (2002)

Daniele Sepe
Anime Candide: War & Love Songs (2003)

Serah
Late Harvest (2002)

Shave the Monkey
The Unseelie Court (1992)

Snakes in Exile
Second Skin (1998)

Sol y Canto
El Doble de Amigos (Twice as Many Friends) (2003)

Sonate Calabresi
I Suoni del Pollino (2008)

Alan Stivell
Back to Breizh (2000)

Jimmy Sturr
Touched By a Polka (2000)
Gone Polka (2001)
Let's Polka 'Round (2003)


T

Moussu T e lei Jovents
Artemis (2012)

Ta Kavourakia
Ta Kavourakia (2004)

Takolo, Pirritx eta Porrotx
Poxpolin Marisorgin (2003)

Tango Siempre
Tangled (2004)
Tango Siempre (2010)

Joseba Tapia
Quebec (1999)
Agur Intxorta Maite (Basque Songs from the Spanish Civil War) (2001)

Sara Tavares
Balance (2006)

Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
The Carol Album (1989)

Tendachent
Ori Pari (1999)

Terre Differenti
Terre Differenti (2000)
Cities of Dreams (2005)

Riccardo Tesi
Acqua, Foco e Vento (Water, Fire & Wind), with Maurizio Geri (2002)
Lune, with Banditalia (2005)

Think of One
Trafico (2006)

Trilogy
Two Thousand Years of Christmas (1996)

Tsufit
Under the Mediterranean Sky (1999)

Ivan Tucakov & the Tambura Rasa
Viaje (2004)

Paddy Tutty
Prairie Druid (1992)

The Two Sisters
Songs & Chansons (2013)


U

Umnachter Project
Schall & Rauch (2010)


V

Zoe Vandermeer
If Love Be the Food of Musick (1996)

various artists
Accordeons: Bretonne Attitude (2003)
An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey
Bagpipes of Greece (2005)
Basque Planet (2004)
Basques: Mysteres d'une tradition (2000)
The Best of Greece, Vol. 3 (2001)
Euro Lounge (2003)
Euskarians (2003)
Famous Greek Composers (2003)
A Father & Son Reunion: The Braguinha Meets the Ukulele (1998)
French Cafe (2003)
Italian Cafe (2005)
Italian Musical Odyssey (2000)
Italian Treasury: Abruzzo (2001)
Italian Treasury: Emilia-Romagna (2001)
Italian Treasury: Liguria: Baiardo & Imperia (2002)
Italian Treasury: Liguria: Polyphony of Ceriana (2002)
Italian Treasury: Piemonte & Valle D'Aosta (2004)
Latcho Drom (1994)
Masters of the Harp (2003)
Mondo Platinum (2002)
Music from Macedonia 2 (2004)
The Music of Corsica (2003)
The Rough Guide to Hungarian Music (2002)
The Rough Guide to Paris Cafe Music (2002)
The Rough Guide to the Music of Greece (2001)
The Rough Guide to the Music of the Alps (2002)
Rumba Flamenco (2002)
Soffi d'ancia: Decannale del Festival "Pifferi, muse e zampogne" (2005)
Spain in My Heart: Songs of the Spanish Civil War (2003)
The Spanish Recordings - Basque Country: Navarre (2004)
The Spanish Recordings: Extremadura
The Spanish Recordings - Mallorca: The Balearic Islands (2006)
Zaharregia, txikiegia agian (Too Old, Too Small, Maybe) (2003)

Kalinka Vulcheva
The Dobroudja Nightingale (2000)


W

Warsaw Village Band
People's Spring (2001)

Paul Winter
Wintersong (1986)
Spanish Angel (1993)
See more by Paul Winter under worldbeat


Y

Les Yeux Noirs
Balamouk (2002)
Live (2002)
tChorba (2005)