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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Petro-Loukas Halkias (Clarinet)

Petro-Loukas Halkias, the great Epirot klarino player, performed at Asfaka (village 18 kms from Ioannina), 26 July 2013. Excellent venue (covered, open-air, well organised), but the over-amplified music didn't begin until 11pm. The band apparently played all night, until 9am the next morning. Too long a wait (arrived far too early, at 9pm). Enjoyed the souvlakis and meeting Petro-Loukas and Antonis Kyritzis. I love the CDs. I went for an authentic musical experience, not for the parea or the dancing. Crazy to expect a recital or concert.

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