Madonna turns 53

No, we are not talking about the Madonna, the mother of Jesus. This is about Madonna, the great singer, actress and enterpreneur… and yes, the mother of Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.               Madonna …


Content from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

New content on Europeana includes these items from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) provided through the Irish Manuscripts Commission. The ITMA is a ‘national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland’ The archive holds …


This week in history

August 1 – One of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank made her last diary entry in 1944. Three days later, the Frank family was discovered and arrested by the Nazis. August 2 – The opera house …


MIMO Virtual Exhibition Live

The exhibition Explore the World of Musical Instruments launched in partnership with the Musical Instruments Museums Online (MIMO)project is now live!  Discover instruments owned by famous celebrities and monarchs,  instruments made by world renowned instrument makers, instruments with peculiar designs and …


Ian Curtis of Joy Division

Today is the 31st anniversary of the untimely death of Ian Curtis, lead singer of English rock band, Joy Division. Joy Division’s roots started from Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook’s attendance of a Sex Pistols show in 1976. The following …