Into the vineyard
The pipiza is a double-reed woodwind instrument resembling a shawm. It has seven holes in front and one in the back. Its length is somewhere around 32 cm. It is played more on the mainland than in the islands and it is falling into disuse and being replaced by the clarinet.
The daouli is a big drum. Its diameter varies from 40 cm to 1 m. It hangs from the left shoulder of the player and is struck with a thick stick and a thin one. Of all the Greek dances the "kalamatianos / syrtos" is the most popular and widest known. Its meter is 7/8 and is broken down as follows: 3/8 + 2/8 + 2/8.. Markos Ph. Dragoumis (1974)
Dance known as "berati from Thessaly”. “Berati” is a dance from Epirus and takes its name from the town of Berat in Albania, where it probably originated. The variation from Thessaly is danced in the steps of slow “syrtos sta dio”, and in some cases as a variation of slow “sygkathistos”.
Studio recording, 1974.