The Daphne Lungaro Folklore Group

Artistic Director Daphne Lungaro A.R.A.D. A.I.S.T.D. formed The Daphne Lungaro Folklore Group in 1975. Since then the Company has worked closely with The Maltese Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Malta Tourism Authority, Air Malta, leading Hotels and Tour Operators and other International Artistic Directors.

The Company is a traditional group which consists of  Female   Dancers  only,  The repertoire consists of distinct dances each symbolising different aspects of Maltese Folklore.

The Company has performed in Great Britain, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Morocco, United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong and Brussels.

The Company has represented Malta at various prestigious International events that include:

  • The First World Folk Festival held in Munich Germany.
  • Sereno Variable for World Net Vision,
  • The Fifteenth Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, British Columbia Canada,
  • Euro Park Germany,
  • Expo 2000 in Hanover Germany,
  • Walt Disney World 2000 Epcot Centre USA. 
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations 2006 Hong Kong
  • July 2007 Brussels - which marked Malta 's  forthcoming adoption of   the Euro   

This programme can be performed using playback music or live music, with a minimum of 2 musicians. The number of dancers can vary starting from 4 dancers up to 12 there is also an extended programme featuring a singer.

A short vocal introduction illustrates the significance of each dance, so that the audience may appreciate the implications of the performance. This can be done by a member of the company and is optional.

The duration of the programme - 15/30 min

As well as the folklore programme the Daphne Lungaro Folklore Group also have a second programme of Classical Dances using Masks, Lanterns, and Fans as props, performing to music by Josef Franz Karl Lanner, Johann Pachelbel and George Frideric Handel.


For Bookings Contact

Artistic Director Daphne Lungaro by Phone on +356 21576587 or +356 99451427.

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Malta Holiday Tip

Every country has its own traditions and dances which date back centuries. Malta like all other countries has its own traditional dance. We highly recommend that you find the time to watch a performance by the Daphne Lungaro Folklore Group, possibly coupling this with dinner. Bespoke group bookings are also possible.