WARSAW VILLAGE BAND - GLASTONBURY  Tickets | Glastonbury Assembly Rooms Glastonbury, Somerse  | Sat 19th October 2019 Lineup


Glastonbury Assembly Rooms in Glastonbury, Somerse

Saturday 19th October 2019

7:30pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

Warsaw Village Band - Glastonbury


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WARSAW VILLAGE BAND - GLASTONBURY on Saturday 19th October 2019

Warsaw Village Band formed in Warsawa, Poland in 1997. They describe what they do as ‘Modern music, played by modern people, inspired by tradition for this and future generations’. Their style is Rootsy, yet experimental, euphoric and haunting. The band have revived many musical traditions that were all but lost in their home country.

They play traditional instruments which are rarely heard in modern music; frame drums, the hurdy-gurdy and the suka; a Polish folk fiddle from the 17th century stopped with the fingernails rather than the fingers. Many of the band's vocals are sung in a loud and powerful style much like the ‘open-throated’ singing from Bulgaria. Biały głos (white voice) was used by shepherds in the Polish mountains enabling them to be heard over long distances.

The band also incorporate modern elements into their music. The 2004 release ‘Wykorzenienie’ (Uprooting) contains scratching by the Polish hip hop artist DJ Feel-X, Dub sirens and FX brought by the band's sound engineer, Mario ‘Activator’ Dziurex. Creating a juxtaposition of new sounds over old melodies.

Warsaw Village Band signed to German label Jaro Records in 2002 beginning a long lasting and fruitful relationship. They have continued to release their music on Jaro through to the present day. The band’s profile dramatically improved in the UK around this time and in 2004 they won the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award for Best Newcomer.

Their 7th album 'Sun Celebration' was released in November 2016. It exalts in the spiritual brotherhood which crosses religious & ethnic boundaries and which the band have experienced on their travels. It presents universal stories told through the oldest Polish folk songs. All this happens in the unique ‘Transminimal-roots’ style of Warsaw Village Band, but on a completely new scale. The album features guests from various musical worlds, including; Mercedes Peón, an avant garde vocalist from Spanish Galicia, Iranian Kemanche genius Kayhan Kalhor and Indian Sarangi virtuoso, Ustad Liaquat Ali Khan.

The album was nominated in the Fusion category for a Songlines 2018 Award.

The new Warsaw Village Band album ‘Mazovian Re:action’ was awarded a Fryderyki (Polish Grammy) in the best Roots music category and reached Number 4 in the World Music Charts Europe. It is a symbolic return to the band’s musical origins and illustrates the pure joy of working with, and learning from, the last remaining Mazovian traditional singers.

At a time when Britain is making moves away from Europe it is vital to recognise and celebrate the cultural and artistic similarities of our European brothers and sisters. Warsaw Village Band will bring a Polish identity to the UK, cement an affinity between us and of course play excellent ‘Transminimal-roots’ music !


Magda Sobzak – Dulcimer (Hackbrett), Vocals

Sylwia Swiatkowska – Violin, Viola, Zuka, Vocals

Karolina Matuszkiewicz – Violin, Vocals

Pawel Mazurczak – Double Bass

Maciej Szajkowski – Frame Drum, Percussion

Piotr Glinski – Drum, Percussion

Milosz Gawrylkiewicz - Trumpet, Fluegelhorn



Music Genres: 

Folk, World Music

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Entry Prices

Minimum age: 18

Entry price (public): 13.00 (Additional fees may apply)

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