We're going to perform at the Summerfolk Festival 2018 in Owen Sound!

In January we went up to the Owen Sound for the showcase organized for the Artistic Director of the Summerfolk Festival and ... we got selected to perform at the Festival!

We are super excited especially that we might be the first Polish group that ever performed there!

Wanna come to check the festival and see perform?
There are still early bird tickets available! 
More info here: http://summerfolk.org/performers/polky-village-band/ 

Photo credit: John Brownlow

Photo credit: John Brownlow

Our band leader in today's Bejsment.com. it's in Polish but you can use google translator :)

If you are Polish and you speak the language you can read about Ewelina's life in Canada in today's Bejsment.com. Wondering how she ended up here, what she misses the most about Poland and how Polky Village Band has been created? You can find all the answers in the interview. You can read the whole thing here:


If you don't speak Polish you can always use google translator - it translates pretty well! ;)

Thank you Bejsment.com and Kaja Cyganik for the interview :)

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Polky Village Band's acoustic show at the Lemon Bucket Orkestra CD release!

We have some exciting news for you!
Our band is gonna play acoustic show at the Lemon Bucket Orkestra CD release party!

Come to the event and catch our acoustic performance in the lobby of the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on November 4th!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/831232993703205/

Lemon Bucket Orkestra "If I Had The Strength" Album Release!
November 4th, Doors: 7 PM
The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
19+ Event/Valid Photo ID Required!
With special guest Boogát

Humans of Toronto!

Join us on November 4th at the Danforth Music Hall for our official record release party for "If I Had The Strength" - an event not to be missed!

Two years in the making, the album once again draws its repertoire from folk traditions and styles from across Eastern Europe. But unlike our two previous albums (2015’s Moorka and 2012’s Lume, Lume), which were both just collections of individual songs, "If I Had The Strength" explores a singular narrative line to tell a much bigger story.

"If I Had the Strength" is an album about coming home, about never being the same, about the parts of ourselves we lose, the parts we gain, and about the prisons we inhabit or that inhabit us,” says LBO ringleader, Mark Marczyk.

With IIHTS, we have created a song cycle inspired by a century old Slavic prison ballad that tells the story of a young rebel coming home after laying it all on the line. The work draws emotional weight from our band members' personal experiences with the Ukraine-Russia conflict, but it also highlights our dozen strong ensemble's party-punk roots and attitude, developed and honed while busking on the streets of Toronto and around the world.

The new album also features a compelling list of unexpected guests; from beloved Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, to Montreal-based Latino rapper, Boogát, to a triumphant-yet-tragic 60 strong reading of the late Adrienne Cooper's Sholem by the mighty CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR Weaving in and out of the prison ballad theme, the work takes listeners on an emotional journey exploring trauma and tragedy through the lens of musical exploration and communal celebration.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you all!

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Polky got an agent!

October started for us with exciting news! We signed a contract with Marilyn Gilbert Artist Agency and we are now on her roster of incredible bands and musicians!
Marilyn has been working in the industry for almost 40 years!  She currently works with friends of ours Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra and Juno 2017 award winners Okavanago African Orchestra as well as the world famous Polish klezmer band Kroke. 
We are so happy to begin this journey with her and we believe this collaboration will help us grow! :)

More about Marilyn and her agency:



Polky Village Band plays at Hugh's Room with Dovira

"While Toronto’s Polish community celebrates up and down Roncy and the Ukrainians take over Bloor West, Hugh’s Room Live brings the vibrancy of Eastern European together with two hot new bands, drawing on their roots".

Toronto Ukrainian Festival and Roncesvalles Polish Festival Toronto always happen during the same weekend in September in Toronto's west end in two different locations. 
Finally Ukrainian and Polish festivals unite under one roof at Hugh's Room Live!

Polky Village Band and DoVira, Polish and Ukrainian music, on one stage to close off both festivals.

Hugh's Room Live
2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Sunday, September 17, 8:30 - 11 PM
Tickets info here: http://hughsroomlive.com/event/polky-village-band-dovira/