The inhabitants of the old Sifnos tended to rhythm and harmony and singing in every situation, especially the carnivals, joys and sufferings of life, love and sorrows, with satirical lyrics.
The improvised songs had lyrics courtesy and integrity and reveals the tenderness and passion of islanders. They composed at that time, without any preparation, with an amazing easiness.
Their songs, accompanied the “Takimi” (violin – lute), which first appeared in the Aegean in the late 19th century.
The musical tradition continues to these days and is found at weddings, baptisms, celebrations, carnival dances, at the New Year’s carols etc.