This is the first song that me and my future wife sung one December night in 2006.
There were a Bulgarian couple, Poli and Niki, that I met in London a few years ago. We were always saying that we ought to have a party in the Balkans one day.
And so, December 2006 I was going to visit my family and Pavlina and Nikolay arranged to come for a 24-hour visit from neighbouring Sophia, Bulgaria. They asked could they bring friends, and eventually brought two ladies with them, Kalina and Ginka.
When Ginka entered the house, she simply exclaimed: oh, how beautiful. It was a great party, all my huge family and three brothers with their families were there, my mother, my dear friends, over 20 people in total. It was wonderful, magical and exciting. In the excellent Balkan tradition, we were singing songs from the region. I noticed already the beautiful Ginka, but there was no way that I could speak to her personally in the huge crowd where I was really the host of the event. But she loved singing, so I suggested that we sing a song together.
Bulgarians know and love most of the Macedonian songs and so, we were going through my 'ancient' Macedonian song-book when Ginka pointed out this song.Ах Каде Е Мојто Либе, which translates as Oh, Where's My Darling.I rarely sang this tune on my own, but we gave it a try and it sounded beautiful. This was a bonding moment, we both felt. The rest is history (part of it described here)... the next time we sung this song was at our wedding:-)
I recorded it as an audio memory from that event.