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Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Republika Slovenija), is a country located in Central Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is now a parliamentary republic and member nation of the European Union, United Nations, and NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana. Slovenia has a mostly mountainous terrain with a mainly continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral, which has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and of the Julian Alps in the northwest, which have an Alpine climate.

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Peel with the Pig and roommate Gerry went on a roadtrip to the former Yugoslavia in August 1971. On his column for Disc & Music Echo, published on 28th August 1971, Peel mentioned staying at Camping Ježica in Ljubljana, where among the tables a small band played and a smart fat man sang. Not, mercifully the Yugoslav equivalent of "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" but local songs full of harmony and melody. On the floor the dancers laughed and a lone man swam naked in the pool." [1]

According to Margrave Of The Marshes, Peel also revisited the former Yugoslavia on a roadtrip with the Pig and the youth club in 1975.

Peel also played many Slovene acts on his shows, most well known one was Laibach, who did two sessions for his programmes.


The following artists from Slovenia recorded sessions for the John Peel Show:

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(Tracks played by Peel from various artist (v/a) compilations featuring music from Slovenia. Please add more information if known.)

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