Old Grey Goose, an American traditional and folk and roots music band based in Maine, will tour Ukraine November 2-8, with concerts in Kyiv, Poltava, and Sumy. In 2014 and 2015, the Embassy sponsored performances of another traditional music band, “The Tumbling Bones.” Those concerts were so successful that the Embassy decided to bring more of this essentially American style to Ukrainian audiences. In addition to their concerts, the group will give workshops, masterclasses, and presentations about folk music.
In Poltava, the ”Old Grey Goose” performance will be the headline event of “America Days in Poltava”, a two-day festival highlighting American music, education, and art, as well as U.S. Embassy programs here in Ukraine.
Old Grey Goose International (OGGI) plays old-time dance tunes on a variety of acoustic instruments; sings songs of love, work, diversity, and achievement from the vast repertoire of American folk history; and teaches regional dances representing multi-cultural traditions. The band promotes multi-cultural appreciation and understanding through the performance and exchange of traditional song and dance.
The group will perform on the following dates:
Poltava: November 6, 7 PM
Lystopad Palace, 58 Zhovtneva St.
For details, call: 099-513-5297; 053-227-5019
Kyiv: November 3, 8 PM
National Academy of Music (1-3/11 Horodetskoho St.)
For details, call: 044-331-2364
Sumy: November 8, 7PM
Frunze Palace of Culture (5 Horkoho Sq.)
For details, call: 054-222-1656; 054-267-9839
Admission is free to the public. To reserve seats at the concert ahead of time, please call the phone numbers above to get invitations. Remaining invitations, if any, will be distributed at the entrance.