“Farewell, Virgin Mary” It is perhaps the best known and the most traditional Greek song. The locations mentioned in the song are areas of Istanbul former Konstantinopolis. It is referring to some villages near the area and it is referring to the Virgin Mary explaining to her activities that would like to do in those villages.
Greek Transparent Boundaries project - HRDC have been working with Elderly Open Care Centre of Palaio Faliro, documenting traditional songs that the elders have brought with them from their home villages and towns and using these songs to form networks which have now become small choirs. Three of these choirs, all members over 80, each performed for us.