Sounds and Songs of Ukraine

Date: Mar 3
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre

Brian Cherwick leads a fascinating excursion through the world of Ukrainian folk music.

Featuring over 30 traditional string, wind and percussion instruments, he explores genres as diverse as the epic songs of the blind bards, shepherds’ tunes from the Carpathian mountains, ancient ritual melodies, and even a taste of transplanted Ukrainian music as it has evolved on the Canadian Prairies. Among the instruments featured are the kobza (plucked-lute), lira (hurdy gurdy), tsymbaly (hammered dulcimer), duda (goatskin bagpipe), and a wide variety of folk flutes and percussion instruments.

This performance is a unique blend of entertainment and educational experience, spiced with a healthy dose of humour.

Tickets: $12 (plus HST). 10% discount for Rooms Members. Get your tickets online or by calling (709)757-8090.

About the Presenter:

Brian Cherwick is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed worldwide as a soloist, with various folk ensembles, and as leader of the award-winning speed-folk group, Kubasonics. He holds a PhD in Ukrainian Folklore and Ethnomusicology from the University of Alberta.