Exciting rhythm of Macedonia played on traditional instruments
by the "Macedonian Early Music Band" of the "Živko Firfov" folkdance group
musical notation & dance instructions included
A1 Sandansko oro
A2 Baba Georgia
A4 Tropnalo oro
A5 Doktore glavata me bolie
B3 Kukunesh (Sitnoto)
B5 Sadila mome
B7 Rada pere
Macedonia, a country little heard of since Alexander the Great, is now becoming famous again by its unique folklore.
Side A & B features the exciting Macedonian bagpipe, solo & combination with Kaval (shepard's flute), Tamburas (long-necked lutes), Grneta (Clarinet), Tarabuka and Tapan (drums)... all original folk instruments.
This Band's exciting music surprised & delighted the people of Macedonia. They were much acclaimed at the Macedonian Ethnic Festival, towns & villages for their lively playing while reamining true to tradition, in August 1978.
The Band also played & danced in the "Živko Firfov" folkdance group all over England and Macedonia.
Before disbanding, due to emigration of vital musicians (2 forming, with 2 legendary Macedonians, the fantastic Orkestar Groupa "Pečhalbari") the Band recorded a fraction of their music on tape in November 1978, from which this wonderful & exhilarating LP record was made.
Notes by C. Gunstone