Dolenjska, different experiences

Different music

It is a land of happy and cheerful people. When they meet in their cottages, you can almost always hear the sounds of the accordion and a cheerful song. Lower Carniola is the cradle of the diatonic accordion. Two masters of the diatonic harmonica have their roots here – Lojze Slak and Franc Mihelič. Today, numerous young ensembles are following in their footsteps, keeping Oberkrainer music alive. Many children also take an interest in learning to play the accordion. The area along Kolpa is the home of the tamburica and of numerous folklore bands who play the instrument.