A 1985 recording of the tradition-wise Auleja ensemble presents the complex songs of the southern Latgale region of Latvia. Themes of nature and agriculture abound in the repertoire of this six-member female ensemble, pictured on the cover resplendent in their native garb. The sound is ancient and hearty throughout these 20 pieces.
LATVIESU TAUTAS DZIESMAS. The latvian ssr musical folklore. CELATIESI BALELINI KGB, Kulturas glabsanas biedriba (1986) LF 001.
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The Pirin Folk Ensemble (also Pirin Folk Song and Dances State Ensemble) is a Bulgarian performance group. It consists of a folk orchestra, a dance troupe, and a women's choir. The ensemble strives to preserve Bulgarian culture by performing traditional music and dance from throughout Bulgaria. It has performed over 6500 concerts in 50 different countries, and produced numerous LPs, CDs, videos, and songbooks.
This album, originally released by Monitor Records in the 1960s, presents a collection of Latvian folk music. The recording includes both primitive and civilized songs and features 16 dances, ballads, work songs, and choral pieces which depict all aspects of life, in a predominantly rural setting. The singers are accompanied by Latvian folk instruments, including the kokle, a traditional zither, and a type of flute called the stabule. Liner notes contain background information on the songs and a complete Latvian text of the songs. 101. Kalabadi Galdinam (The Table).
The Famous Romanian Folklore Ensemble (LP, Album, Mono). Rumänisches Folklore-Ensemble Ciocîrlia Leitung: Victor Predescu - Hora Staccato - Rumänische Volksmusik (LP, Album, RE, Bla). 8 35 030. German Democratic Republic (GDR). S. Hurok Presents Ciocîrlia.