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Thread #82102   Message #1559844
Posted By: GUEST,DB
09-Sep-05 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: BULGARIA Koprivshtitsa Festival
Subject: RE: Folklore: BULGARIA Koprivshtitsa Festival
I have been to Bulgaria five times and would agree with 'Hen Harrier', above, that it is a very underrated country (I confess to being a little obsessed with it, actually!). I haven't yet made it to the Koprivshtitsa Festival - perhaps one day?
Although the last time I went was a few years ago (circumstances have prevented me from going recently)I have to say that every trip I made in the 90s yielded some fantastic music; it seemed to me that even the music put on for tourists was, more or less, the real thing. I heard bagpipes, wonderful accordian players and fabulous singers. On a couple of occasions I recall walking along the streets of some town or village and hearing amazing music (wedding music?) coming from an open doorway!
I recommend Bulgaria highly - but don't all go at once and spoil it!