Europe has a rich musical history that has been documented for hundreds of years. Most western European countries have strong and healthy cultural industries. Generous government support for the arts also helps with the development of compelling cultural programs.
In the late 1900s there was a great interest in the revival of folk music. This led to numerous bands that researched and recreated folk music. Migrations within Europe and from outside the continent led to the development of new musical forms and interactions.
In Atlantic nations and regions such as Ireland, Scotland (UK), Brittany (France), Galicia (Spain) and Asturias (Spain) numerous musicians recreated folk music, developing a best-selling genre that has become known as Celtic music.
Gypsy music from Central and Eastern music, which had been relegated to weddings and other celebrations, gained concert hall and festival status thanks to the adventurous record labels, booking agents and festival presenters.
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