hello fellow folk in the city (and beyond)!
We have so much great news to share with you about winter season activities! Lots of workshops in store, as well as opportunities to informally meet, hang out and enjoy each other's company. Don't miss our annual Kalyta revels- a wintertime social where old and new friends break bread together, drink, and make merry! More details can be found within the website.
Folk Singing in "Village voice"
Thurs Nov 27: Men's Singing Workshop: Ukrainian Folk Carols with Marichka Kudriavtseva
Sun Dec 6: Ukrainian Carols from Left Bank Ukraine with Marichka Kudriavtseva
date TBA: Polish & Balkan Carols with Ewelina Ferenc
Village-style Folk Dances
Every Monday, traditional folk dancing in a community atmosphere; informal workshops. May cafe, 876 Dundas St. W, 7:30-10:30 pm. Live music. www.balfolktoronto.com
"Babooshka Dance Hall" organized by members of Lemon Bucket Orkestra (LBO) Thurs Dec 3, St. Vladimir Institute, 7pm
Introduction to Embroidery with Bozena Hrycyna Mondays in November (7-9:30pm, St. Vladimir Institute)
Folk Icon Painting with Yura Rafaliuk Tuesdays Dec.1, 8; Fridays Dec 4, 11; (7-9pm, St. Vladimir Institute)
Didukh- Ancestral Wheat Sheaf with Yaroslawa Iwasykiw December 19, details TBA
Pavuky- Traditional Straw mobiles with Karolina Korsak Feb, details TBA
*please note: most of our workshops are require pre-registration; please see website listing for complete information & payment options*
Celebrations & Performances:
Ukrainian Folk Tapestry Exhibit- music by KalynDar, followed by village-style Ukrainian refreshments Nov 1, 3pm, 1614 Bloor St. W (Shevchenko Museum)
Kalyta- St. Andrew's Eve, work bee and potluck dinner with folk games & music Sat. Dec 12 (St. Vladimir Institute, 4pm-midnight)
Winter Folk Fair, craft & bake sale, art show, koliada sing-along, puppetry & storytelling
Sun Dec 13 (11am- 5pm, St. Vladimir Institute)
Kosa carolers will be roaming the city in December and January bringing song and cheer to all who will listen :)
If you would like to invite us to your gathering/home/workplace, we would be so grateful!
We are also touring the Ottawa valley and south-eastern Ontario (Port Hope, Grafton, etc) in late December, so please spread the word and contact us if you would like to be visited by the Kosa crew.
Christmas Market at Distillery District
Kosa Koliadnyky will be singing at the market on Thurs Dec 17, 5-7pm and Sun Dec 20, 5-7pm.
Come sing along, cheer us on and walk through the charming market.
love & joy to you all!