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Music & Storytelling from the Ancient Bardic Tradition ofUkraine

  • Ottawa Valley, Ontario Canada (map)

Join Jurij Fedynskyj -traditional instrument maker and kobzar (bard in the ancient Ukrainian tradition), for an evening house concert, as he stops for one night in the Ottawa Valley, upon his trail as he crosses North America "Kobzaring the New World".

Jurij is a dedicated kobzar, carrying the tradition of dumy (the ancient Ukrainian epics) with reverence, bringing them to the public with musical skill and deep knowledge of the lineage. 

Originally from North Carolina, Jurij lives in Ukraine, where he teaches the construction and playing of traditional Ukrainian stringed instruments in a small village in the Poltava region. He's spent the past fifteen years in Ukraine, researching the original bandura, kobza, and torban, and is one of only a handful of makers who create professional-quality instruments based on historical examples in Ukrainian museums, and is the only player who regularly performs on all three instruments. 

He'll be sharing the old epics, telling stories and singing folk songs from Kryachkivka, as well as presenting the various traditional instruments that he's built, a rarity in our times and an absolute rarity in these lands. 

Doors at 6:30pm.
Concert will begin promptly at 7pm. Please do not be late!

Email to rsvp and receive the address. bhrycyna@gmail.com or call Bozena 613 757 1394/ 647 864 5641