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Music in Andorra

Andorra is a one of the oldest and most beautiful countries in Europe
with a rich and vibrant history. Lying in Southwestern Europe, tucked
in the middle of France and Spain, in the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra
is 464 square kilometers, and bordered by France and Spain. Andorran
culture is Catalan in essence, since the native-born population of
Andorra is Catalan. Catalonia is the region of Northern Spain that shares
the Catalan culture of Andorra. Andorran folk music shares similarities
with the folk music of southern France and northeastern Spain and is
home to folk dances like the contrapàs, marratxa and the sardana.

Condessa De Dia

condessa de diaCondessa de Dia was a mysterious
Catalan female troubadour. Mostly,
troubadours were men from southern
France or northern or eastern Spain
during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Th ey expressed themselves through
gallant poetry, describing the joys
and pains of courtly love. Very little
is known about her. She probably
lived in the late 12th or maybe the
early 13th century in Catalonia in
northern Spain.

Catalonian Folk Songs

Miguel Llobet Solés (1878-1938) was a classical guitarist and composer,
born in Barcelona (Spain). He was Tárrega’s most prestigious student,
one of the most famous and well-paid Spanish musicians of his period
who contributed invaluable work in the study of Catalonian folk music.
He also toured Europe and America extensively. Classical gutarists
enjoy his arrangements of Catalonian folk songs such as El Testement
d’Amelia, Canco Del Lladre and El Noi De La Mare.