In March 2010, The Greenfields celebrated 40 years of singing. It was way back in March 1970 that Joe Tanti, Carmen Vella, and Charles Bajada formed the trio The Greenfields with the aim to sing mainly folk music. They started singing Irish, Scottish, English folk, and some songs recorded by the Australian group The Seekers.
At the time, the folk song in Malta was almost non existent. With the music written by Joe to his, and other leading poets' lyrics, and with the help of a big number of radio and television shows, The Greenfields managed to make the Maltese public aware of a brand new 'local' type of music - the Maltese Folk Song! In a couple of years, songs like 'Il-Karozzin', 'Il-Vapur ta' l-art', 'Il-Banda t'Indri', 'Lejliet l-Imnarja', 'Tgħidx le Katrina', 'L-Għajn', and many other songs became instant household tunes. Obviously, other singers and groups followed, and the Maltese folk song scene flourished. Unfortunately, Charles passed away in February 1990, and Joe and Carmen decided to keep going as a duo.
To mark these two anniversaries for The Greenfields, and Maltese music, WE productions had broadcast The Greenfields' biography, on the national television channel TVM, on Tuesday, 9 March 2010.
Since then, The Greenfields have stopped activity on the Hotels/Nightclub scene. However, they do still perform on the local scene in social activities of towns and villages, Festas, Maltese Folk nights, Radio and TV.
Listen to the GREENFIELDS BREAKFAST SHOW, every Saturday morning, from 7.00 to 10.30, on Smash Radio, 104.6 FM.
Net TV - The Greenfields on 'PREMIUM' TV Show, with Joe Brown's band, presented by Herman Bonaci and Frida Cauchi.
Maltese Night, Bubaqra, Zurrieq - 27 April
Milk Festival Gharghur - 28 April
Favourite Channel TV - The Greenfields on 'ENTERTAIN ME', presented by Mariella Pace Axiaq.