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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Back in the UK, missing Epirus! Old Epirot songs by Σαββας Σιατρας - Σταύρος Καψάλης on klarino

The great Savvas Siatras (Σαββας Σιατρας) from Karitsa near Zitsa, Epirus.

"He comes from Karitsa, a village in the Ioannina Prefecture. He studied for two years at the Zosimaia School in Zitsa, Ioannina, and six years at the Rizarios School".

Five songs from his 1979 vinyl LP (ΆΪΝΤΕ ΜΑΡΩ ΣΤΟ ΠΗΓΑΔΙ) with the outstanding Stavros Kapsalis on klarino. Στο κλαρίνο ο Σταύρος Καψάλης.

Ta Kleftopoula (Paidia tis Samarinas)

την αμμο αμμο πηγαινα

Five days married - Πέντε μέρες παντρεμένη - Σ Σιάτρας,  Στ Καψάλης


Στης πικροδάφνης τον ανθό


A later live recording - Σ.ΣΙΑΤΡΑΣ ΜΕ ΧΑΛΙΛΟΠΟΥΛΟ - Πέντε μέρες παντρεμένη

More songs from Epirus

Μια ωραία Βοσκοπούλα

Του Αλή πασά


Savvas Siatras, Facebook pages

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Corfu Promotion

Terrible text from Aegean Air, but a good photo of the Old Town and Old Fortress

I don't buy the blurb: "The fabled island of the ancient Phaeacians, the location chosen by Poseidon to indulge his passion for Amphitrite, continues to welcome and inspire the contemporary traveller. A place that seems plucked from a child’s fairy tale, with castles, knights and princesses".

Corfu, From Analipsis (Ascension)