Category Archives: ghannejja


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


In Remembrance of iċ-Ċalija

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On Saturday 19th March Ġulina Mifsud, or as commonly know by her nickname as iċ-Ċalija, passed away at the age of 97 years old.  Ġulina was a well known folk singer (għannejja). Throughout her lifetime she sang with the best … Continue reading