Österreichisches VolksLiedWerk
Volksmusikland Österreich
Carinthia

Carinthia has a unique tradition of choirs. A number of "New Kärnten Songs" was created after the Second World War, promoting more interest in choir singing. The songs are typically interpreted in a very tuneful and artistic way. Among the abundance of these melodically idiosyncratic songs the "love song" plays a prominent role. Many of them are now extremely popular throughout Austria.

Although they have found little public interest, many music makers have appeared in Kärnten especially in recent years.


The Slovenian ethnic group in Kärnten has kept its own characteristic motivations for singing and playing.