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Saturday, 20 December 2014

20 December 2014. Some More of My Favourite Things… More Music from the Hills

00 Kollarovci. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Here’s some contemporary stuff… note the same Magyar influences that you found in the more “folky” music. Kollárovci (The Kollárs) is a Slovak ensemble that performs folk-flavoured songs in the Podhale dialect, a mixture of Polish and Slovak. The last clip is a longish set of Christmas Koledy from the region. I don’t claim that this is the greatest stuff on the planet… but I do like it (so, there!), so, it’s one of my favourite things… enjoy…

BMD

20 December 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Ján Ambróz… Music from Prešov Kraj

00 Jan Ambroz. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Ján Ambróz, from Prešov Kraj, is, of all things, both a lawyer and a folk-singer. I kid you not! The first selection is the familiar O kto, kto Nikolaja… done in a secular folklore style with cymbalon, fiddle, and stand-up bass bull fiddle. It’s coming straight at ya from the Carpathian foothills… enjoy!

BMD

Friday, 19 December 2014

19 December 2014. It’s St Nicholas Day… The First Day of the Holidays

00 st nicholas 01. 19.12.14

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00 st nicholas 03. 19.12.14

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00 st nicholas 02. 19.12.14

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Today is the beginning of the holiday season. The holidays run from St Nicholas Day until Epiphany on 19 January, via New Year on 1 January and Christmas on 7 January. It’s my Nicky’s angel day…

BMD

Mollard Goes to Halki with SVS Delegation… NO BUZZ AS TO WHY

00 Chalki EP Seminary. Istanbul TURKEY. 06.10.13

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Read this. Mollard went to the Phanar without any advance warning. This is unusual. Where did he get the money? The OCA doesn’t have it… Fatso wasted it all. No one knows what was said in private. Was Mollard a courier between HH and Bart? Was Mollard sticking a knife in HH’s back? NO ONE KNOWS. The fact that this happened less than a week after Mollard’s return from the Centre is interesting. Such a thing has never happened before. On top of that, Bart doesn’t recognise the OCA. Note well that oca.org is silent on THAT.

Make no conclusions… there’s not enough data yet. Pass the jug… it’ll take a while for things to gel. Patience, kids…

BMD

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