This website features a huge collection of the popular traditional and folkloristic Maltese songs, mostly being released between the 60s and early 80s. The theme of these songs are mostly based on love, patriotic, nostalgic or folkloristic themes, with few having a religious or huoristic themes. Sense of humour is often present in many folkloristic songs. Among the most popular titles one can find songs like "Xemx", "Inti djamant", "L-ahhar bidwi f'Wied il-Ghasel", "Lil Ommi", "Mur hallini u itlaq l' hemm", "il-Festa", "Niftakar fik", "Qalb ta' Kampanjol", "Taxi Mary", "l-Emigrant", "Viva Malta", "Sahha Malta", 'Santwarju tal-Maddonna" and "L-ewwel tfajla li habbejt".
Also included are dozens of folk songs which are locally called as 'Ghana'. Ghana was sung in the past by maltese peasants and poor people for many years as a way of entertainment. Three of the most famous "ghannejja" (ghana folk singers) have passed away these couple of years and their joyful personality and songs will remain in our heart for ever. These areFredu Abela (also known as il-Bamboccu) who sadly passed away in 2004 Frans Baldacchino, known as 'il-Budaj' and Mikiel Abela, known as 'il-Bambinu'.
A famous rock singer who is much loved by the Maltese both for his friendly character and inspiring charisma as well popular with his great music, mostly released in the late 70s is Freddie Portelli. Other kings of Maltese Music are the Greenfields, New Cuorey, David Azzopardi, The Tramps, Renato, Mary Spiteri, and my favourite - Mary Rose Mallia. This website brings back these old songs from the ashes and is ideal for emmigrants which for them is almost impossible to aquire such past songs.
Included are also the lyrics from some of the listed songs - a great idea for Karaoke lovers! Lyrics are displayed on an own and different window. Songs (and lyrics) are updated regularly throughout the year. Anyone who wants to contribute lyrics or songs email us - we would be very glad to enlarge and enhance this page - check the request song list for some songs we require. Note that who contributes 5 valid MP3 songs that are not found on the website, will get a free anual membership.
This musical treasure (> 410 titles), can be all yours for an annual subscription that is equivalent to less than 0.08c Euro per song. A demo tour page is also available to check and evaluate things out. The entire compilation is only available for download / live listening in the member's area and below we listed a sample of 100 songs from the list to have an idea of what type of songs this website can give you.
New sections in the members area include a tribute to Malta in the Eurovision Song Festival where all the videos of Malta's participation in the Eurovision song festival (from 1971!) are present and can be watched online. Another new section is a CD/DVD Compilation page where downloads of old productions or musicals can be downloaded.
Finally a special thanks to some friends and members alike who supported and helped this website to get bigger and better either by submitting song files or providing lyrics or information so as to enhance and make this musical treasure larger and more valuable. Special greetings goes to R. Zerafa, V. Difesa, T. Farrugia, A.J.Grech, Rosanne 'Cyberix', J. Heaths, S. Stewart, S. Rizzo and J. Bezzina
Latest News and Updates
- Jul 2014:
This long awaited major update brings many new songs to you making the songlist with an outstanding number of 414 Maltese songs! This update gives you the following novelities:
- On popular request, we have included some Maltese band feast-marches (banda tal-festa) which many emigrants claim to miss and wished to see on this website.
- All 29 songs from the popular musical/rock opera called Gensna, produced back in 1982. This was performed by the most proliferic and famous local singers at that time, like Renato, Mary Spitera, Mary Rose Mallia and Paul Giordemaina
- 16 popular songs from an annual song festival called GhanjaFest, also known as l-Ghanja tal-Poplu.
- New section with complete CD (or DVD) Compilations (see below)
- Official Maltese song videos of the 2013 and 2014 Eurovision Song Festival page
Finally but not least, a page dedicated to entire CD (or DVD) compilations of major Maltese musical productions has been created in this update. The entire music repertoire (entire CDs) of five editions (20 to 24) of l-Ghanja tal-Poplu and Gensna musical DVD are downloadable in this update. More music stuff to come in the future, thanks to few contributors of DiskiMaltin.com
- Dec 2013:
Thia update brings an addition of 14 Maltese Christmas carols songs. Best Christmas greetings to all.
- Mar 2013:
This update brings a new secton about Malta's participation in the Eurovision song festival. It brings under one page all the videos of the songs that participated in the history of the Eurovision, from 1971 to 2012 (except a number of year that Malta did not participate). It's a nice collection and a nostalgic flow through the history of the Eurovision.
- May 2012:
Another small update were 20 songs have been added of which 3 were in the requested songlist. Thanks to some of the members who uploaded or emaileded many of these songs to DiskiMaltin.com. Furthermore, lyrics text of 10 songs have been included in this update. The person who submitted these have been given a free annual subscription! In the coming days, a number of videos will be included in the site. We have awesome stuff!
- Feb 2012:
Fixed a bug in the song list sorting, now it works fine. Sorry members for this.
- Jul 2011:
A minor update: few corrections in song titles have been made and added 9 more songs (including the requested Innu Melita Eagles by Cyclones) for a toatal of 327 Music Files. The song "Ulied is-Saltna" (prev mis-labelled as "Hallu ts-tfal") by Fr. David Azzopardi, had been replaced by a better quality file, while the original 70's song "il-Bajja tal-Mellieha" by the New Cuorey was also included in this update. Thanks to a recent contributor - J. Aquilina.
- May 2011:
Most graphics of this website have been redesigned from the previous administration. The theme is now based onto a red, white (Maltese colours) and grey, while the title logo and some other graphics has been changed to a more appropriate one. The coding was also improved. Hope you like it - Paul George.
- Nov 2010:
A short update - some 50 songs have been added to the diskimaltin.com making a total of a stunning 200 songs. There songs are offered to members of DM at no extra cost. Special thanks to Alan Mercieca and Stewart Fenech for their significant contribution.
- Aug 2010:
Here comes another fine update, probably the best so far. The webpage have been completely restructured and is no more .html but .php based. Now the member's page features more information about each song, has a neater display and better sorting of the songs. Regards sorting, now it is possible to sort the song list by author, song name, song type, quality of song, display songs with lyrics first or display our selected favourite songs first.
More importantly is that Diskimaltin.com have finally surpassed the 200+ songs mark!! In this update we proudly present 264 song files. More than half of the song requests have been included in this update (thanks to J. Heaths and S. Stewart amongst other contributors) For the first time, there is a set of Village-Band marches and Maltese Christmas Carols.
- Mar 2010:
Thanks to a kind donor we have added few more songs in the online Maltese jukebox, to a total of 195 songs. We also sympathesize with the loss of a much loved, popular and important Maltese folklore singer/author and Composer - Tony Gauci (known best for the song il-Kampanjol) that he left us earlier this month.
- Apr 2009:
The jukebox now holds 189 Songs thanks to the addition of 7 new Maltese songs of which 6 are by the King - Freddie Portelli. The other song is the famous patriotic song by Georgina - it-Talba. Many thanks to the contributors.
- Mar 2009:
23 Maltese songs have been added to the list and now our jukebox holds 182 music files. It is getting always closer to the 200 mark!!! I leave it for you to discover the new songs added up in this update, but here are some hints: Bamboccu, George Azzopardi, Pawlu Tanti, Mikiel Abela, John Laus, Fredu Abela, Angolina, Merill Twitt Twitt.... Almost half of these songs were contributed to by V. Difesa - thanks buddy!
Additionally, there is a new Guest book page dedicated to this website.
View/Sign the GuestBook now !!!
- Jan 2009:
A page dedicated to the legendary group of the New Cuorey formed by Sammy Bartolo, Joe S. Grech, Paul Abela and Joe Bartolo has been created on www.Diskimaltin.com thanks to the cortesy of Mr. Joe S. Grech. This page features the last CD Album released by this group.
We have also improved the display of the menu, and thanks to some members we identified few songs which were unknown to us. Few more of old songs are soon to be included in the list. Happy New 2009!
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- Jun 2008:
Numerous songs have been included in the members area, and now the DiskiMaltin songcount has risen from 126 to 160 songs!!! All members will have these songs for free. There are some songs which we do not know their author, so please if you can tell us, just send an E-mail Furthermore, there are 2 songs which we do not know the title and author. [Unknown song 1] [Unknown song 2]
- Mar 2008:
6 new songs (4 of which where requested by members) have been added: Il-Kaccatur, L-Ghanja tal-Emigranti, Kien Zball Tieghek, Inkunu Flimkien, Ghajjut u Hruq and il-Birthday tal-Mama
- Nov 2007:
About 20 new songs have been included in the list in the last 3 months. These are given for free to existant members.
- Sep 2007:
Upon request of many members, the Maltese Songs webpage is now hosted on its own domain name:
This url address is much more easy to type and remember! The old pages will still be working normally, however we suggest
that you should change your bookmarks to www.diskimaltin.com or www.diskimaltin.com/songs/ for the members area.
- Aug 2007:
Due to some 200 spam emails per day, from the 31st August 2007, the old email address will be removed. You should contact the administrator on the new email: info*@*diskimaltin.com or [click here] to send an email now.
(remove the * from the address - for antispam purposes).
- Jun 2006:
The yearly news email-letter (every July) will be stopped being sent by email and instead, the news are displayed in this column.
NB: Submit FIVE mp3 files or TEN Lyrics (.txt/.doc format) that are not featured in DiskiMaltin.com and you will get a free annual subscription! Email email@example.com to confirm availability before submitting your data.
- Igerger Philip Vella
- L-Imsejken Iben Parts 1 and 2 John Laus
- More Greenfields songs esp. their Christmas Carol Songs
- Qatt Smajt Mary Rose Mallia
- Indri l-pittur John Laus
- Il-Firda Jesmond Galea
- Eku tal-Widien Joe Grech and Marcelle Grech
- Madonnina Omm Gesu Terry Bencini or Merga
- Rebbieha Joe Grech
- Niket u Farag Merga
- Non Piangere Cosi The Links
- Good Night Amore Reginald Spiteri
- U hekk Kif Inkun Mieghek Norman Hamilton
- Il-parata (Carnival hyme) traditional dance
Sample of 100 songs - check the demo tour page to listen to some songs!