Every year we bring you three nights packed with live music.
About 20 hours of the perfect mix of living balfolk legends, fresh new talents and local bands.
This is a preliminary program, things might still change a bit.
Those three guys from Poitou everybody knows. Music so good words fail you. All the trance, all the rock, all the funk you can get from the folk. Times three. Also, fun fact: did you know the first bal folk ever in Prague was with Ciac Boum? Yup. And here we go again.
Duo Fagon / LeTron
If somebody deserves to be called a living bal folk legend, it's Bruno Le Tron. Maybe you never heard him live. Maybe you even don't know him. But you damn sure know half of his tunes from sessions and other bands. Well, it's time to hear them from the master himself, in a company of a great clarinet & saxophone player.
The new CD of ba.fnu comes! Launch party of the disc 10 right there for you. Hurdy-gurdy running unwearied, demonic cittern and dark rumble of sampler; surrounded by thick wall of electronic sounds. Dance music? Let the disco roll!
Sweet Swiss-Swedish duo playing a great mix of swedish tunes and bal folk music. And they do have an octopus.
Brilliant kantele player hailing all the way from Finland will show us what can be done with a simple block of wood and few inches of wire. Kanteles look deceptively simple, but beware: the rich, ambient sound they give can easily drone you to trance.
Vojtěch Nejedlý & Martin Vejvoda
Fresh sprout of the Czech bal folk scene comes back after rocking the scene last year! Two seasoned musicians joining their forces in a project where the playful, folk-hipster ukulele meets a classical violoncello. Some serious fun to be expected.