From Ribnica to Rakitnica. Folk songs and music of the Ribniška dolina valley.
Zmaga Kumer, Drago Kunej, Mirko Ramovš
The Institute of Ethnomusicology holds as many as 837 audio or written recordings of folk songs and tunes from the Ribiška dolina valley. This invaluable collection is partly represented on this compact disc. The recordings are sorted according to the contents: the CD starts with songs of local character, followed by wedding, drinking and humorous songs, as well as wake and religious songs. In the next group there are examples of a folk evening prayer, New Year’s wish, Epiphany carol, incantation and a weather prayer, followed by narrative songs (ballads) and love songs. In order to present the heritage of folk musicians and to add variety, some tunes of typical folk dances in the Ribniška dolina valley and an example of bell chiming are included as well.
edited and mastered by
Miklova hiša Ribnica; Škrabčeva domačija Hrovača
Iz arhiva Glasbenonarodopisnega inštituta GNI CD 006
CD 66 min, 59 s booklet in Slovene and English (32 p.)