Garmoni (accordion) can hardly be considered a Georgian folk instrument. It came to Georgia from Europe, namely, from Russia in the 1830s and immediately became popular among folk musicians. It is especially popular in Tusheti, where it is used as an accompanying instrument (together with vocals) and also as a solo instrument.

Garmoni Samples


Here you can listen some sample recordings of Garmon:
1. Lela Tataraidze - "Mtiuluri Song"
2. Ensemble "Alilo" - "Shen Makhvel"
3. Archive - Highland Melody on Garmon
4. Lela Tataraidze - "Mtiuluri Song"
5. Ensemble "Racha" - Rachian Dance Melody (Garmon and Doli)
6. Lela Tataraidze - "Coming from highland with singing a song"
7. Svanetian Dance Melody