Jurij Fedynskyj – Isthmus | Madison, Wis.
press release: Some of you may remember Jurij Fedynskyj when he visited Folklore Village in 2017, sharing with us the stories of the kobzary – the blind minstrels of Ukraine, and playing their repertoire on his folk instruments handmade ukrainians – the bandura, the kobza and the torban.
Since then, things have changed dramatically in Ukraine, whose people are suffering greatly because of the Russian invasion.
Rising to the occasion, Jurij and several of his fellow musicians decided to counter the horror and violence of war in a remarkably different way – by traveling to some of the hardest hit areas of aggression and by playing music for those who take shelter.
On Monday evening June 20, Jurij will come to Folklore Village to share his experiences and the music he played to lift people’s spirits and inspire them to have courage.
Join us in welcoming Jurij at 7:00 p.m. at Farwell Hall. The event will be free, but we will be accepting donations to share with Jurij on his journey, sharing his first-hand experiences.
COVID policy in effect – please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or agree to wear a mask while in our building.