International Folklore Festival Brno 2019 is about to begin tomorrow

28 August 2019, 9:00
International Folklore Festival Brno 2019 is about to begin tomorrow

The International Folklore Festival Brno has been held regularly since 1990, always at the end of the school holidays. The opening gala ceremony of this year's festival will take place tomorrow in the courtyard of the New Town Hall. We will see performances by BROLN and VUS ONDRÁŠ [Ondráš Military Artistic Ensemble] with their soloists. During the festival there will also appear ensembles such as Silesianie from Poland, Volynianka from Ukraine or Seljačka Sloga from Croatia.

For several years, this festival used to be an inseparable part of the Summer Folklore Festivities of the City of Brno, which, however, have already disappeared. From the original gathering of local ensembles, it turned into a true festival with a rich programme and international participation. From 2013 to 2016, the festival programme also featured Jihomoravské dožínky [South Moravian Harvest Festival] organised by the South Moravian Region. This year's International Folklore Festival Brno is taking place from 29 August to 1 September 2019.

Programme of the festival:

Thursday 29 August 2019

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 19.30 – 19.45

OPENING OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL

Performed by: Representatives of participating States

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 19.50 – 21.15

SPOLU – an opening concert

Performed by: BROLN, VUS ONDRÁŠ and their soloists

Friday 30 August 2019

Náměstí Svobody Square 12.00 – 19.00

CRAFT FAIR with demonstrations of folk craftsmen's work

Demonstration of work and sale of products made by folk craftsmen

Náměstí Svobody Square 13.00 – 14.00

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: SILESIANIE – POLAND

Náměstí Svobody Square 14.30 – 15.30

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: SELJAČKA SLOGA – CROATIA

Náměstí Svobody Square 16.00 – 17.00

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: VOLYNIANKA – UKRAINE

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 »16.30 – 18.30 

YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR SCARF ON, or What Was Worn on the Head with Traditional Garment

Performed by: FEMALE CHOIR OF THE SLOVÁCKÝ KRŮŽEK IN BRNO

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 – the atrium »17.00 – 18.00

MUSICIANS, PLAY

Performed by: DULCIMER BAND OF THE SLEZAN ENSEMBLE

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 18.15 – 19.45

THEY CAME TO US – performances by foreign ensembles

Performed by: SELJAČKA SLOGA – Croatia, SILESIANIE – Poland, TRACHTENVEREIN ROßECKER – Austria, MENELAIS – Greece, VÁH – Slovakia, VOLYNIANKA – Ukraine

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 20.30 – 21.45

JUBILATING ENSEMBLES

Performed by: MÁJEK – Brno, SLOVÁCKÝ SOUBOR ŠAFRÁN – Brno

Saturday 31 August 2019

Náměstí Svobody Square 09.00 - 19.00

CRAFT FAIR with demonstrations of folk craftsmen's work

Demonstration of work and sale of products made by folk craftsmen

City Centre 10.00 – 12.00

DANCING CITY

Performed by: Ensembles participating in XXX. MFF Brno 2019

Venues: No.1 – Náměstí Svobody Square – the stage, No.2 – corner of Kobližná Street / Poštovská Street, No.3 – corner of Pánská Street / Masarykova Street, No.4 – corner of Orlí Street / Masarykova Street

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 »10.00 – 18.00 

YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR SCARF ON, or What Was Worn on the Head with Traditional

Náměstí Svobody Square 13.00 – 14.00

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: TRACHTENVEREIN ROßECKER – Austria

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 14.00 – 15.30

WHEN MUSIC PLAYS

a show by children's ensembles

Performed by: BRNĚNSKÝ VALÁŠEK – Brno, JÁNOŠÍČEK – Brno, MÁJÍČEK – Brno, RELÍČEK – Šlapanice, ŠÁTEČEK – Nymburk

Líšeň – Grounds at Belcredi Manor »14.00 – 16.30

U NÁS V LÍŠNI

Programme of foreign and domestic folklore ensembles

Performed by: SELJAČKA SLOGA – Croatia, VÁH – Slovakia, LÍŠŇÁČEK – Brno

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 – the atrium 15.00 – 16.00

MUSICIANS, PLAY

Performed by: JAVORNÍČEK – Brno

Náměstí Svobody Square 15.30 – 16.30

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: MENELAIS – Greece

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 – the atrium »16.00 - 17.00

MUSICIANS, PLAY

Performed by: LIDOVÁ HUDBA ŠÁTEČEK – Nymburk

Náměstí Svobody Square 17.00 – 18.00

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: SLEZAN – Český Těšín

House of the Lords of Kunštát 17.30 – 18.20

MORAVIAN VOICES

Performed by JIŘÍ PLOCEK - Brno

House of the Lords of Kunštát – Dominikánská Street 9 – the atrium »18.30 – 19.30

MUSICIANS, PLAY

Performed by: VOLYNIANKA – Ukraine

Náměstí Svobody Square 18.30 – 19.30

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: BRNĚNSKÝ VALÁŠEK – Brno

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 20.00 – 21.30

30 YEARS WITH DANCE AND SONGS

Performed by: SELJAČKA SLOGA – Croatia, LUČINA – Brno, MÁJEK – Brno, SLEZAN – Český Těšín, SLOVÁCKÝ KRÚŽEK V BRNĚ – Brno, SLOVÁCKÝ SOUBOR ŠAFRÁN – Brno, ŠÁTEČEK – Nymburk, VRČKA – Šlapanice

Kavárna Trojka, Dominikánská Street 9 22.00 – 01.00

DULCIMER NIGHT

social gathering with dulcimer music Performed by: JAVORNÍČEK DULCIMER BAND – Brno and participants of the MFF Brno

Sunday 1 September 2019

Náměstí Svobody Square 10.00 – 17.00

CRAFT FAIR with demonstrations of folk craftsmen's work

Demonstration of work and sale of products made by folk craftsmen

House of the Lords of Kunštát 10.00 – 16.00

YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR SCARF ON, or What Was Worn on the Head with Traditional Garment

Náměstí Svobody Square 10.30 – 12.00

DOKOLEČKA, DOKOLA

a show by children's ensembles

Performed by: BRNĚNSKÝ VALÁŠEK – Brno, BYSTROUŠKA – Bílovice nad Svitavou, KOMÍŇÁČEK – Brno, KŘENOVÁČEK – Křenovice, MÁJÍČEK – Brno, SKŘIVÁNEK – Brno, SLOVÁČEK – Brno

Náměstí Svobody Square 14.00 – 15.00

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: ŠÁTEČEK – Nymburk

Náměstí Svobody Square 15.30 – 16.30

PROFILE PERFORMANCES BY THE ENSEMBLES

Performed by: VÁH – Slovakia

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 17.30 – 19.00

FACES OF LOVE

2nd main festival evening

Performed by: LUČINA – Brno, MÁJEK – Brno, SLOVÁCKÝ KRÚŽEK V BRNĚ – female choir – Brno, SLOVÁCKÝ SOUBOR ŠAFRÁN – Brno, JANOŠÍČEK – Brno, RYNGLA – Tvarožná Lhota

Courtyard of the New Town Hall 19.00 – 19.45

FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY

Performed by: foreign ensembles and ŠÁTEČEK – Nymburk

VUS Ondráš / archive photo

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