Rod Garnett, University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus and former member of Colcannon, brought a number of Bulgarian dances to the southern Wyoming folk music scene.
This page will help clarify the unusual meters we have encountered.
An open-circle dance in a meter of 9 = 2 + 2 + 2 + 3
An open-circle or line dance formed by dancers holding hands
An open-circle dance in a meter of 11 = 2 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 2
KRIVO PLOVDIVSKO HORO
"Crooked Dance from the Plovdiv region"; a dance in a meter of 13 = 2 + 2 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 2
Dance of the Kukers' ("masqueraders") on Kukers' Day; the carnival before Lent
Rom (gypsy) solo dance with rapid hip movements
"Macedonian Dance" a dance in the meter of 7 = 3 + 2 + 2
"Straight Dance"; the most basic Bulgarian open-circle dance in a duple meter
Especially important at weddings; solo dance in a meter of 7 = 2 + 2 + 3
"Mixed Dance"; an instrumental tune that combines various additive meters
These Bulgarian dance definitions are from the "Glossary of Bulgarian Terms" in
Timothy Rice's book Music in Bulgaria, (c) 2004 by Oxford University Press, Inc.