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Epirotika with Periklis Halkias: Greek Folk Music and Dances from Northern Epirus, Vol. 1

Epirotika with Periklis Halkias: Greek Folk Music and Dances from Northern Epirus, Vol. 1

This is the first part of a two-disc collection of Greek folk music from Northern Epirus, now a region in Albania that still has a significant Greek population. The album was recorded with Periklis Halkias on clarinet, Vagelis Brachopoulos on violin, and Sotirios Chianis playing the sandouri, a stringed instrument closely related to the hammered dulcimer. The liner notes include information about the musicians, background information on the songs, and an extensive introduction to Greek folk music written by Chianis. The recording was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Track Listing

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Tis Mitrenas (Klephtiko) Periklis Halkias 3:39
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Arvanitovlahiko-Pogonisio Periklis Halkias 4:34
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Rehearsing Excerpt Periklis Halkias 1:22
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Palio Arvanitiko (Beratis Epirotikos) - Girisma Tsakisto / Deropolis / Sta Tria (medley) Periklis Halkias 11:32
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Trata Periklis Halkias 1:10
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Kapetan Vasilo - Sta Tria Periklis Halkias 4:11
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Halkias Speaks of the Old Musicians Periklis Halkias 2:58
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O Samandakas - Tsakisto / Vari Pogonisio (medley) Periklis Halkias 9:52
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Skaros (Solo Clarinet) Periklis Halkias 1:53
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