Sunday, 8 May 2011

up and coming Bulkan evening May 21st, 8-11pm

Hi! We are very much looking forward to our next performance, and haven been practicing for this event over the past month. Its not been overly stressful, as we are re-performing some material we have previously learnt and performed, however, its quite startling how much we had all forgotten, and there has been some re-leaning to do hear and there. We will be singing four short sets of songs amongst and evening of music and dance, here is our event's postcard, you may find one of these lurking around cafes and bars in Edinburgh in the coming weeks......

We will be performing some songs from our summer concert last year on the theme of love and loss, and later in the evening when are under the influence of a few vodkas and some attempts at dancing, we will move onto the more complex songs in the set, that we performed at our Christmas concert.  It will be an invigorating and enjoyable experience for us to perform these beautiful and moving  songs such a lively, informal and varied evening. We very much hope you will be able to come along!
All the groups involved in putting on the evening are Edinburgh based, and we will be taking it in turns to provide the entertainment. Tsarvuli play traditional Bulgarian and Macedonian instruments and perform a wide range of folk music aimed at folk Bulgarian folk dancing, I have had the pleasure of being a member of Tsarvuli for the past year and a half, and have greatly enjoyed trying to catch up with there 20 years experience and repertoire. I sing and play Tapan (large drum) with Chris, Cait (of Gaita) and Graham (who also leads the dance group). Grahams dance group are called Zdravets, there more experienced members will be performing some amazingly complex dances for us on the night,  it is truly thrilling to watch, and also will be teaching some easier dances for everyone to have a go at. If its something you would like to experience again, the group meet every second Thursday, and are always looking to welcome new members. Come and give it a try, its very good exercise and a lot of fun.
The venue is The Ukrainian Club, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 3AB
£3 on the door. The Ukrainian Club will have there bar running.

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