Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Tanya and Tzvety — With a Song and a Flower

Image of Tanya and Tzvety CD cover showing a woman and her daughter in Bulgarian costumes.

Izvor Music is happy to offer a new CD (available as a download only) of traditional Bulgarian folk music featuring the mother-daughter duo of Tanya and Tzvety Dosseva, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. The CD download also comes with a 34-page booklet containing all the lyrics (in Cyrillic and Latin transliteration) including translations, as well as notation for all the pieces.

Tzvety: With a Song and a Flower is truly a family project. In the early 2000s, I started taking very serious interest in Bulgarian folk singing, and recording an album with my parents’ help seemed a natural progression in my early performing career. My mother, Tanya Dosseva, and I put together some of our most favorite folk songs. My father, Lyuben Dossev, arranged them for a bitov ensemble, and just like that With a Song and a Flower was born. The selected songs and instrumental tunes are a good sample of various styles of Bulgarian music, each with its own particular ornaments and characteristic melody. Preserving the authentic sound of folk music has always been quite important for me, and With a Song and a Flower offers a bouquet of tunes in traditional arrangements, similar to the way they may have been performed decades ago in the village square.

Tanya and Tzvety: We thank all the musicians and sound engineers who participated in this recording, and Project Studio Plovdiv. We are especially thankful to Margaret Loomis, Larry Weiner, and Bryndyn Weiner for their cooperation and patience.


  • Tanya Dosseva - vocal
  • Tzvety Dosseva - vocal
  • Lyuben Dossev - kaval
  • Plamen Dobrev - kaval
  • Ivan Georgiev - gaida
  • Rusko Hristov - gaida
  • Tsvetan Marinov - gûdulka
  • Angel Nikolov - gûdulka
  • Vladimir Penchev - harmonika
  • Ivan Dimitrov - kopanka
  • Kostadin Buradjiev - tambura
  • Dimitur Hristov - tambura
  • Dobri Hristov - acoustic bass
  • Asen Musov - tûpan and dumbek

List of the Songs on the CD (with excerpts)

  1. Trakiiska Kitka (7:09)
  2. Mûri Gûlûbe (2:46)
  3. Shopska Kitka (3:05)
  4. Opas (1:50)
  5. Tsveta Moma (3:35)
  6. Zaspala Iana (2:33)
  7. Mûri Moma (2:46)
  8. Rade Rade (2:07)
  9. Sborenka (2:25)
  10. Liliana i Slavei (2:05)
  11. Rûchenik (2:36)
  12. Pohvali Se Biala Rada (2:06)

To order your download of the CD audio files and CD pdf booklet, please go to the order page.

Please note: There are no shipping charges for this item.