Shope Shope is a traditional Bulgarian song in 7/4 time. It presents a rowdy argument between a shepherd, down from the mountains for a good time, and an old woman in the town who's telling him to shape up. This performance by the Academic Folk Choir of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a lot more spirited than you might expect from their name.
A recording by the Thrace Ensemble, from Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Volume 3, is also available.
25 February 2018
Innovation 216, St Georges (Morning)
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All
2 - 6 May 2018
Calella Festival, Costa de Barcelona
7 July 2018
Summer Spectaular featuring WWI Suite, St Georges