Traditional music from the remotest parts of Greece - in this programme Lucy Duran visits Epirus, high up in the north on the Albanian border. Including the ancient and almost lost art of polyphony.
In search of traditional music, Lucy Duran travels to two of the remotest parts of Greece.
This week she visits Epirus, high up in the north on the Albanian border. As well as the ancient and now almost lost art of polyphony, the region is famous for its clarinet tradition. She meets its greatest exponent Petroloukas Chalkias who performs an exclusive set for the programme.
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Lucy Duran visits Epirus
Lucy Duran visits Epirus, a region with unique musical traditions.
The Clarinet in Epirus
Lucy talks to Petroloukas Chalkias about the history of the Clarinet in Epirus.
The music of Epirus.
Lucy interviews Thalia Iakuvidou about the music of Epirus.
Lucy visits a mountain village
Lucy visits a village and hears local men singing polyphony in the local language.
Lucy in Ioanina
Lucy meets Sotiris Katsuras, a violinist who plays in the tradition of north Epirus.
A Clarino player
Lucy speaks with Clarino player Petroloukas Chalkias about the changing traditions.
Petroloukas Chalkias tells Lucy about his own experience as a Greek immigrant to the US.
Petroloukas Chalkias performs
Lucy concludes the programme dedicated to Epirus music.