Tyrolean Folk Song Archive

The Tyrolean Folk Song Archive in Innsbruck is dedicated to Tyrolean Folk Music.

Already since 1905, the Tyrolean Folk Song Archive is a centre for those who love folk music, comprising folk songs, folk music, folk dance and folk poesy. These cultural goods are gathered, researched, archiviated and published by the museum. The archive comprises an impressive collection of 70,000 secular and clerical songs, jodler, instrumental pieces, dances and rhymes of North Tyrol, East Tyrol and South Tyrol, which date back to the 17th century.

Particularly impressive are the tone document collection: about 15,000 recordings and numerous corresponding handwritings have been gathered and archivated over the years. More ancient tone documents have continuously been catalogized and digitalized in order to preserve them for future generations. Everyone who is interested in, either musician, researcher or common people, can visit the folk song archive. The Tyrolean Folk Song Archive, which is by the way one of the Tyrolean State Museums, also consecrates on public relations and organises a series of concerts, performances and projects.

Two of these events are the “Tiroler Musikfest”, which every year takes place in another municipality and where traditional and modern music is played, as well as “Volksmusik im Wirtshaus”, in which young and unknown musicians play on one of the taverns of Innsbruck. The project “Mit allen Sinnen” (with all the senses), however, is dedicated to folk music and folk songs in schools.

Where: Feldstrasse road, Innsbruck
Peculiarity: Tyrolean folk music dating back to the 17th century
Opening hours: (with previous notice by phone) Monday - Friday from 10 am - 12 pm, Wednesdays from 3 - 5 pm, and on appointment

Further information: phone +43 512 59489-125 / 126, tiroler@volkslied.at

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