Thursday, March 6, 2008

Veseliyka: Madison Folkdance Unlimited's Bulgarian Night

This Sunday, March 9, 2008, Veseliyka will be playing at Madison Folkdance Unlimited's Bulgarian Night. Veseliyka plays traditional, village-style music from the Balkans. It consists of Dave Kantor: gaida and kaval; Yulian Yordanov: tupan and vocals; Flora van Wormer: gadulka; and me: tambura.

Open to the general public and admission is free, although donations are appreciated.

If you're a folkdancer, you've probably recovered from Folk Ball 2008 by now, and here's a great opportunity to dance to some live music again. If you're not a folkdancer, it's never too late to start. Great excercise and boatloads of fun, too. Generations of Bulgarian goatherds can't be wrong! (Plagiarism alert! I stole that goatherd line.)

The fun begins at 7:30 pm. During the first hour some Bulgarian dances will be taught. The live music begins at 8:30 and will run about an hour, after which dancing will continue to recorded music until about 11:00. Come for all or part of the evening. If you plan on dancing (and you should, if you're physically able), wear comfortable shoes. An extra belt is a good idea for dances of this region (not to hold up your pants, silly - for those dances that use a belt-hold.)

The event will be held in the basement of The Crossing Campus Christian Center, 1127 University Avenue, Madison, WI.

For more information, contact Kim at kimcaisseATgmailDOTcom or Michael at mkATmailbagDOTcom.


poodledoc said...

The question is: how DO you say "eggamuffin" in Bulgarian?

Ed said...

I'll have to do some research on that.