Islands: Off the western coast of the Greek mainland in the Ionian
Sea, united with Greece in 1864. Western countries, especially Italy,
have influenced the Eptanisa (literally "seven islands") music,
particularly in the larger towns. Corfu (Kerkyra) people are very
musical; many towns have organized philharmonics, which give concerts
in the main squares; village musicians play the more traditional island
instruments. The people of Cephallonia are noted for their humor and
cutting wit, some of which is evident even in their dancing.