Tradmusictrails.com is the site of “The Endendijk Collection”. A collection of folk and traditional music from Western Europe to Central Asia with a strong emphasis on the Balkan. It includes also recordings from the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia. The collection includes over 4,400 CD albums, 2,600 12 inch long play records, 100 10 inch long play records, 1,200 7 inch records (EP's and singles), 250 compact cassettes and a number of 78 rpm shellac records. These are commercially produced albums. The collection includes also some recordings recorded during the trips we made.
The sources are for a big part digitized and stored on a server, but still 1,300 long play records and 50 compact cassettes to go. Being collectors you can imagine, that the collection is still growing by buying new CD's and second hand records and cassettes. The digitizing proces is also constantly under way.
The information you will find on this site is related to the part of the collection that has already been digitized and is managed by a database application. Basic information can be extracted from this application in PDF format. You can find these PDF's under the menu option "Collection". We will update these PDF's regularly when new albums are added. We plan to add other information (stories, pictures, audio, video, etc.) as well.
The name "The Endendijk Collection" was given by Prof. Dr. Dimitrije Buzarovski (Universitet Kiril i Metodij, Skopje, Faculty of Music) to a documentary film, which he produced in 2015 about our collection (http://www.buzar.mk). We have adopted that name.
Of course comments, questions, remarks are very welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope you will enjoy visiting the site and find useful information. May it give you as much pleasure as it gave to us in collecting and sharing our experiences with you.
Annemiek den Uijl and Peter Endendijk