Vechirky at Kramarczuk's discontinued. . .

In fall of 2014, Kramarczuk's -- the Northeast Minneapolis home of our monthly gigs since 2008 -- ended its music series. Their decision to end the series had to do with fees music royalty companies started demanding from Kramarczuk's -- royalties demanded for hosting bands playing mostly folk music! Click to read their statement on the matter.

Where have you guys been?

Greetings Fans of the Ukrainian Village Band!

Many of you have asked, where have we been of late? The answer is, on sabbatical, of sorts. . .

In fall of 2014, Kramarczuk's -- the home of our monthly gigs since 2008 -- cancelled it's music series. At the same time, we started working through changes in our line up and expanding our repertoire.

Listen to the link below! Two songs by popular performers Dzidzio and Viktor Pavlik sandwich a rendition of Za Dunaj, a traditional we recently added to our rep. . . !

In the meantime, we have continued making music by playing at a few weddings, for a fantastic Malanka (Eastern Orthodox New Year) last winter, at a private party or two, and at several events within our local Ukrainian community.

We will soon be back in full force and playing a regular, monthly gig!

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest!

Get Your UVB CDs!

The CDs are entitled:

1. Могорич / Mohorych

In Ukrainian society, when someone does someone else a favor, the favor may be repayed with mohorych. What counts as mohorych? A basket of food, a bottle of spirits, a good time with good people. . .like a CD release party! We thank you for your support!

2. Вечірка / Vechirka

Vechirka is one of several words in the Ukrainian language for party -- Ukrainian might technically have no word meaning "fun," but it sure has lots for party! From our monthly appearances at Kramarczuk's, to New Year's Eve Balls, private parties, weddings, etc., we've played a lot of parties -- and we hope you will bring the party home with you with one of these CDs!

Purchase CDs now online!

Click here for the merchandise page!

Find more information about the CDs, including track list, on the merch page!