The Feast of Saint Adalbert

Celebrated on 23rd April, the feast of Saint Adalbert traditionally launches the so-called redyk, or spring pasturage, in Poland. This day is supposed to open the sheep herding season. Adalbert is the patron saint of shepherds and his feast day

The Feast of Saint Adalbert

Celebrated on 23rd April, the feast of Saint Adalbert traditionally launches the so-called redyk, or spring pasturage, in Poland. This day is supposed to open the sheep herding season. Adalbert is the patron saint of shepherds and his feast day

Prince Zapust & Co.

Carnival does not only mean Rio or Venice. In Poland, people can have an equally colourful time. The end of the carnival season coincides with fancy dress processions and dancing parties – joyful, colourful, musical and… traditional! Ostatki, Mięsopust, Babski

Prince Zapust & Co.

Carnival does not only mean Rio or Venice. In Poland, people can have an equally colourful time. The end of the carnival season coincides with fancy dress processions and dancing parties – joyful, colourful, musical and… traditional! Ostatki, Mięsopust, Babski

Folk Revival by the Vistula

The popularity of contemporary folk music in Poland is closely linked to Celtic and Andean music. Even though it might be hard to believe now, Kwartet Jorgi used to play Irish jigs and reels. While celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, let

Folk Revival by the Vistula

The popularity of contemporary folk music in Poland is closely linked to Celtic and Andean music. Even though it might be hard to believe now, Kwartet Jorgi used to play Irish jigs and reels. While celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, let

The goat must receive

The carnival processions of maskers are not the only customs related to the period preceding Lent. In the western part of Poland, there is a characteristic ritual called podkoziołek held on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. What is podkoziołek? What

The goat must receive

The carnival processions of maskers are not the only customs related to the period preceding Lent. In the western part of Poland, there is a characteristic ritual called podkoziołek held on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. What is podkoziołek? What

Empty Nights

When people die, they should be buried with dignity and a memorial service should be held for them. Performing appropriate rituals guarantees that the dead are separated from their earthly communities and their souls are equipped to travel to the

Empty Nights

When people die, they should be buried with dignity and a memorial service should be held for them. Performing appropriate rituals guarantees that the dead are separated from their earthly communities and their souls are equipped to travel to the

Drum’n’Bass

The fiddle plays the most prominent role in Polish traditional music (sometimes a fiddler was enough to provide music at a wedding party), yet several other instruments have acquired prominence in several specific regions: the bagpipe in Podhale, Greater Poland

Drum’n’Bass

The fiddle plays the most prominent role in Polish traditional music (sometimes a fiddler was enough to provide music at a wedding party), yet several other instruments have acquired prominence in several specific regions: the bagpipe in Podhale, Greater Poland

Playing the Kielce way!

In the beginning there was Kolberg. If we want to engage in traditional music in the twenty-first century, we need to start with Kolberg. Kraków-based singer and instrumentalist Wodecki may have claimed to „start with Bach”, but in fact he

Playing the Kielce way!

In the beginning there was Kolberg. If we want to engage in traditional music in the twenty-first century, we need to start with Kolberg. Kraków-based singer and instrumentalist Wodecki may have claimed to „start with Bach”, but in fact he