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Feel the warmth and hospitality of Bulgaria through the universal language of music. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bulgaria with the traditional sounds of Bulgarian Folk Dances and Songs performed by the renowned Orchestra of virtuosos of the Bulgarian National Radio. Established in 1952, the ensemble has been at the forefront of preserving and promoting the country's musical heritage. They bring to life the vibrant rhythms and unique melodies of Bulgarian folk music, showcasing the diversity and beauty of traditional dances and songs. From the lively and energetic horo to the soulful and hauntingly beautiful vocal performances, this collection offers a captivating glimpse into the heart and soul of Bulgaria's musical traditions.

Through their dynamic performances, the orchestra brings to life the lively and spirited Bulgarian folk dances and songs, showcasing the beauty and complexity of the traditional music.

Join us as we celebrate the enduring legacy of Bulgarian folk music and experience the enchanting magic of the Orchestra of virtuosos of the Bulgarian National Radio. Get ready to be swept away by the infectious energy and sheer artistry of this timeless music. 

Bulgarian Folk Dances and Songs

  • [1] Gornooryahovsko daichovo horo 3'29''

    [2] More, sokol piye (A Falcon Finds Water) 4'06''

    [3] Gornooryahovsko pravo horo 2'47''

    [4] Oi, shoppe, shoppe 2'11''

    [5] Tsvetini melodii (Tzveta's Melodies) 3'56''

    [6] Ya, izliaz, Donke (Come on out, Donka) 2'02''

    [7] Gornooryahovsko elenino horo 2'49''

    [8] Оi, Minke, Мinke 2'36"

    [9] Omaino bile (Charming Herbs) 2'44''

    [10] Shte hodya, mamo, na gurbet (Mother, I'll Go abroad to Make a Living) 5'50''

    [11] Gornooryahovsha devyatka 4'24''

    [12] Sabra, Kalina, sedianka (Working-bee at Kalina's House) 2'29''

    [13] Gornooryahovsko chorbadjiysko horo 3'25''

    [14] Dve sa momi momuvali (Two Young Ladies) 2'29''

    [15] Slow Song and Pravo horo 4'33''

    [16] Dai mi, mamo (Give me, Mother) 4'32''

    [17] Gornooryahovska ruchenitsa 2'43''

    [18] Kak? (How?) 3'26''

    [19] Sunla (Dreaming) 2'54''

    [20] Shopsko nastroenie (In a Shoppe Mood) 2'18''

    DDD 65'43''

  • Soloists: Kostadin Gugov, Snejana Borissova, Kounka Zhelyazkova, Ivan Varimezov (bagpipe), Danislav Kehaiov, Todor Kozhuharov, Hristina Boteva, Binka Dobreva, Gergana Dimitrova, Maria Koleva and the Avrena Quartet, Kostadin Genchev (kaval), Donka Koleva, Rossen Genkov (gadulka)

    Children’s Vocal Group “Radiodetsa”- conducted by Ilina Todorova

    Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra
    Hristofor Radanov, conductor

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