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80 travel features tagged “Music”

Swing takes over the Emerald Isle

Traditionally associated with folk, Ireland is falling in love with swing – and travellers can compete, take classes or just join in down at the local pub.
Read more… 09 October 2014

‘There is a dark side to this bucolic Swiss bliss’

The Swiss alpine region of Appenzell is achingly beautiful – and haunted by loneliness so palpable, it has inspired one of the world’s saddest, most beautiful forms of music.
Read more… 05 June 2014

The Travel Show

The 'Glastonbury of the Alps'

Go backstage at Zermatt Unplugged, an annual Alpine music festival that attracts more than 20,000 concertgoers and skiers.
Read more… 14 May 2014

Oman’s operatic shift in sound – and sin

Muscat’s state-of-the-art opera house has hosted Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, sparking controversy – and, as other Arab countries follow suit, a shift in conservative cultures.
Read more… 09 May 2014

Seven events you have to see in May

From dancing in the streets in Spain to cheese rolling in England, here are seven incredible celebrations taking place around the world this month.
30 April 2014

Ten events not to miss in April

From Witches’ Night in Germany to New Year in Nepal, here are 10 intriguing, engaging celebrations taking place around the world this month.
31 March 2014

How one man changed Tango forever

No other genre of music seems to sum up the passion, the beauty, the sex and the attitude of Buenos Aires so perfectly. But the Tango we know is not always the Tango that was.
28 March 2014


Take two for London’s Olympic Studios

From the late 1960s until 2009, the recording studio hosted musical legends including Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Today, it has a new starring role.
Read more… 20 January 2014


One day only: Music takes over NYC

On 21 December, New York’s urban cacophony of bleating car horns and wailing fire trucks will take a backseat to public bursts of music as part of Make Music Winter 2013.
Read more… 20 December 2013

The Travel Show

The sound of Salta

For generations music has been an integral part in the Argentinian city’s identity. Today, younger musicians are keeping the traditions and country character alive.
Read more… 15 November 2013

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