Category Archives: Folk singing

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ACTIVITIES: L-Għana Malti tagħna lkoll

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On Friday 6th July, Wirt iż-Żejtun organised an informative and entertaining evening at the Luqa Briffa historic garden.  This year’s activity had Maltese Għana (folk singing) as the main theme. Invited as mains speakers for this activity were Mr Charles … Continue reading

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GĦANNEJJA: Frans Baldacchino “Il-Budaj”

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The folk singer (għannej) from iż-Żejtun, Frans Baldacchino commonly known as il-Budaj died on the 21st June 2006 at the age of 63. Il-Budaj  was a  poet amused by the guitar strings.  He was a talented folk singer with a pleasant voice. … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of il-Budaj

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On the 21st June 2006, Maltese folk singer, Frans Baldacchino, more popularly known as il-Budaj passed away at the age of 63. On the 22nd June 2006 Maltamedia.com reported the following: “Il-Budaj began his love for folklore music at a young … Continue reading