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Greetings from Slovenia. This week I’m taking a brief break by Lake Bled, Slovenia Here’s the Webcam. With that we have an opportunity to hear some music from this tiny country.

Slovenia has a population of 2.1 million, about the same as the six counties of Northern Ireland plus Donegal (and a bit of Cavan) and an almost identical population for that area, too.

While is in on the landmass adjecent to the Balkans, it’s not really part of the peninsula. Although, some argue that anything south of Ljubljanica, the river that flows through Ljubljana, is Balkan territory. Sounds like an arguement I shoud avoid.

Culturally and historically Slovenia gravitates towards Austria in particular, and also Italy and Germany. You can stand on one piece of land near Kranjska Gora and you can step into Italy and Austria while keeping one foot in Slovenia. 

There is a confluence of central Europe, southern Europe, Alps, and Balkans in Slovenia’s music as well as jazz, electronic and every other sort of music you might expect.

The last hour of the show this week is music from Slovenia. There are links to all the bands and musicians on thr running order.

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FMBangor FM and Down Community Radio

You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.


Artist Track Album
Part 1    
Red Baraat Next Level Sound the People
The Away Days How Many Times How Many Times – Single
Luis Angel “El Flaco” Qué Buena Peda Qué Buena Peda – Single
Yin Yin Chong Wang The Age of Aquarius
Kateřina Göttlichová Oči Zimnice
Etran de L’AÏr Tchingolene Agadez
Silvana Estrada La Corriente Marchita
DLÙ Moch Moch
Bube Dame König Es steht ein Lind in jenem Tal Von der Quelle bis zur See
Imarhan Adar Newlan Aboogi
Moonlight Benjamin Epi Epi – Single
Gaye Su Akyol İstersen Hiç Başlamasın İstersen Hiç Başlamasın – Single
Adrian Sutherland Big City Dreams When the Magic Hits
BaianaSystem Reza Forte (feat. B’Negao) OXEAXEEXU
Natu Camera Waa Dimedi
     
Part 2    
Sašo Avsenik & Seine Oberkrainer Trompetenecho Saso Avsenik Und Seine Oberkrainer
Siddharta Siddharta ID20
Brina (Brina Vogelnik) Katalena Slečena Koža
Vlado Kreslin Sve Se Da Sve Se Da – Single
Tamburasi Kud Oton Zupancic Gradac Zeleni jure, Tribucko kolo, Lepa anka, Carska kasa, Ivanic kolo Traditional Music of Slovenia
Mi2 Slepi šus Črno na Belem
Katalena Pretaknjeno Srce Pretaknjeno Srce – Single
Torul Resonate Resonate – EP
Laibach The Sound of Music The Sound of Music
Širom Same as the One She Hardly Remembered A Universe That Roasts Blossoms for a Horse
Ana Čop & Thilo Seevers The Great Pinewood The Great Pinewood – Single
Janez Dovc & Sounds of Slovenia Kabinetni ljudje Janez Dovc & Sounds of Slovenia
Jani Moder Abacus (Instrumental) Jani Moder’s Brain Blender Abacus