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Gary

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visiting Poland advice please
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:55:52 PM »

In a few weeks time I have to visit Poland,its social not for work so i will have free time. Most of the time I will be in Lodz with one night in Warsaw.
Is there any box/folk scene ? I am thinking of taking my DG Pokerwork ,keep up the practice, wondering how that box would fit it over there?

regards  Gary in North Scotland
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Re: visiting Poland advice please
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 05:27:05 PM »

I wonder if you can still get cheap melodeons over there. Just after  the Solidarność revolution? I heard of somebody going over there with a luton van full of reconditioned white goods and coming back with a load of melodeons. I have never seen any of them or even know the make but you never know they might have been old Hohners.
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Re: visiting Poland advice please
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 12:10:47 AM »

Well they're into sea shanties, I know that

John
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 01:10:40 AM »

Well they're into sea shanties, I know that

John

Definitely, including the wonderful Brasy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omT6qvcX05M - who are on tour in the UK over Easter.
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Re: visiting Poland advice please
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 09:31:52 AM »

go! great country (:)
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 09:45:13 AM »

Our band's keyboard player is Polish, and was trained at the Krakow Academie of music.  When we first recruited her into the band, she was slightly bemused at what goes on, having not really encountered anything like it before.  We persuaded her to introduce us into a bit of Polish folk music, and she eventually said, "Well there's always the polkas, of course."  She's given us two, 'Dziadek', and 'Taniec chłopski'  (Farmer's Dance), and I can give the scanned images of the music, which I think is written out for Piano Accordion players.  They seem the sort of music that might accompany schools doing displays of traditional dances, and are quite complex.  They are also fairly fast (I can only keep up if I play rhythm guitar) and sound a bit as if they might go well on a Steirische.  We occasionally play them as tunes if Maria brings her PA along, but haven't worked out how to fit the complex arrangements into social dances.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:56:41 PM »

Thanks, I have found a few pubs which have live music in Lodz,should be fun to have a few tunes in them.
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