2nd Summer Guitar Academy

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EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE 2ND SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR, “ARION”

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST

21:00, MOLYVOS CONFERENCE HALL

Recital by DARKO PETRINJAK
Internationally renowned guitarist and professor at the Music Academy of Zagreb

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

21:00, MOLYVOS CONFERENCE HALL

Chamber music concert by «IONIAN STRING TRIO»
SPIROS GIKONTIS, VIOLIN
ANDREAS GEORGOTAS, VIOLA
YIANNIS TOULIS, CELLO
Professors at the Ionian University

 

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST

21:00, MOLYVOS CONFERENCE HALL

Concert by the award-winning composer and guitarist NOTIS MAVROUDIS
Accompanied by GEORGE TOSIKIAN, guitar

 

MONDAY 5 AUGUST

21:00, MOLYVOS CONFERENCE HALL

Concert by the students of the 2nd Summer Music Academy for Classical Guitar, “ARION”

 

TUESDAY 6 AUGUST

21:00, MOLYVOS CASTLE

“Singing under the same moon: Arion, Sappho, Beatles, Hadjidakis, Sephardic…”
SAVINA YANNATOU, singing
KORINA VOUGIOUKA, guitar

 

ORGANISED BY

IONIAN UNIVERSITY – DEPARTMENT OF MUSICAL STUDIES
MOLYVOS TOURISM ASSOCIATION
REGION OF NORTHERN LESVOS
Artistic supervisor: Korina Vougiouka

Independence Day in Molyvos

Independence Day in Molyvos 2013Greek Independence Day is celebrated on 25th of March.

It marks the anniversary of the raising of the flag of revolution over the Monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese in 1821 by Bishop Germanos of Patras.

In Athens there is an impressive Independence Day Molyvos 2013military parade.

In villages of Greece it is celebrated with parades by the children of the village. Many proudly wear national costume or their scouting uniforms. Independence Day in Molyvos was no exception with smiling parents and villagers lining the streets to watch.

Independence Day coincides with the Greek Orthodox celebration of the AnnIndependence Day Molyvos 2013 - 3unciation, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear the son of God.

It is also said by many to be the day that the swallows return to Greece, marking the beginning of summer.

Independence Day Molyvos 2013 - 4

I will keep a look out and let you know.

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Lets go fly a kite!

Kite Flying near Molyvos Castle.Kite flying is a traditional end to carnival in Greece. It is a time for families to spend time together and have some fun. Spring has already arrived in Lesvos so there was a good turn out to enjoy the warming sun and fly their kites.

Many people make their own kites and there is competition to have the prettiest kit. The real battle though is to see who can fly their kite the highest.

In Molyvos people gathered on the land at the top of the hill close to the castle. From here the top flyers were mere distant specks in the sky over the sea. A few kites managed to escape and take refuge in trees. I will spare their owners blushes by not showing the pictures.

Kite Flying near Molyvos Castle.  Kite Flying near Molyvos Castle.Kite Flying

 

Τσικνοπέμπτη – ‘Smokey Thursday’

IMG_0443Lent will soon be with us. Greeks like one last celebration to eat lots of meat (mostly lamb), drink a glass or two of wine and party.

Smokey Thursday gets its name from the smoke of the barbecue and as you can see [opposite] the name is quite apt. The village was filled with the wonderful smells and sounds of Τσικνοπέμπτη.

There was lots of traditional music and dancing.

There was lots of not so traditional music and dancing

But mostly there was lots of food, wine, good company and good humour. A massive thank you to everyone for the donations that made this all possible. Times are hard in Greece, but the spirit of Molyvos refuses to lie down.

I love this place.

All dressed up. Dancing in the StreetTraditional Dancing