Category Archives: Folk

Bob Dylan – Icon of many music styles III

     In 1970 Dylan released two alums. In the same year he had co-written with George Harrison opening track of The Beatles‘ album All Things Must Pass – I’d Have You Anytime. He cooperated with George also in Harrison’s Concert for … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – Icon of many music styles II

     In 1961 he leaved this town and went to New York and visited the musical icon Woody Guthrie, who was in hospital in New Jersey. The days of life of Woody were going to finish. Woody was great inspiration for … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan – Icon of many music styles I.

     He inspired by his unique music, where he is interpret, author, guitar player, player on electronic mouth harmonica and strange looks in same time. A lot of interprets was inspired by him. Thanks to him, phenomenal guitar player Jim Hendrix … Continue reading

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Fešáci

     This band has already been popular a few tenth years. And only a few bands had so many past members as it. Everybody in this area know names as Michal Tučný, Tomáš Linka, Petr Novotný, Pavel Brűmer, Hanka Horecká, etc. … Continue reading

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Festivals in Slovakia and Czech (Part 3)

PORTA The legend of country and folk festivals in past Czechoslovakia. Many famous artists started there such as Rangers, Greenhorns, Michal Tučný, Jaroslav Nohavica, etc.      History of this famous festival started in 1967 in Ústí nad Labem. The first name … Continue reading

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Festivals in Slovakia and Czech (Part 2)

In previous post I wrote about country festivals in Slovakia. In this post, I´d like to introduce you next festivals in Slovakia. In the end I bring you calendar of must known country and folk festivals in Slovakia, together with … Continue reading

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Festivals in Slovakia and Czech (Part 1)

     Maybe festivals here in Slovakia aren’t as huge as in US, but you can also feel great atmosphere there. Main season of festival starts in April and the end is usually on the last August weekend. The weather comes better, … Continue reading

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Javory – Ulrychovi

     This band is legend of the folk music in Slovakia and Czech. The head protagonists are siblings – brother and sister (Peter and Hana Ulrych). Peter Ulrych      He was born in February 21, 1944 in Hradec Králové (Czech).After high school … Continue reading

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Greenhorns

     What that name means? I know, you smile now, you can explain it. Of course, I know meaning of it too. In our language it’s something like green ear, little pheasant, beginner, amateur. Stop, stop, stop. If you listen them, … Continue reading

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The New Christy Minstrels

     This American country group looked like model acceptance folk music for many country groups in abroad. (Rangers, Greenhorns in Czechoslovakia, etc.)      The history of Minstrels started in turning point 50-teen and 60-teen, when young guitarist and singer Randy Sparks established … Continue reading

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