25 October, Botoşani: Ansambulul Datina, led by Constantin Lupu
Our guide on this segment of our trip was the director of a group that is keeping alive the traditional folk music of Moldavia. Lupu knows all the musicians in Botoşani county and is himself a violin virtuoso in the style. He set up a recording session with his group in his office in the Cultural House of Botoşani with five musicians from town. These were teachers and professionals. It was an excellent session. I was so excited about the recording and making sure the mic was well placed that I completely forgot to take photos till after the end of the session. I'll post some excerpts from the recording soon. I have to catch up on my blog writing fist.