Ukrainian Folk Festival – 18th Annual

By Eugene A. Luciw
Horsham, Pa.—August 23, 2009, 12:00 noon. The 18th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival, celebrating Ukraine’s Independence Day, will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub (www.tryzub.org) , County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA.
Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, climatic, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, we invite you to experience the EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy a festival stage show, a public dance, Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, kid’s fun area, and Ukrainian hospitality.
Enjoy The KOZAKS UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE (www.thekozaks.com)( Toronto, Ont., Canada);   THE VOLOSHKY UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE (www.voloshky.com) (Philadelphia); Violinist INNESA TYMOCHKO DEKAJLO (WWW.INNESA.COM (www.lunaband.com) (New Jersey); and THE SISTERS OROS (New York City). A Ukrainian Public Dance (Zabava) to live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by the LUNA DANCE BAND will follow the stage show. Ukrainian ethnic foods, baked goods, standard picnic fare and cool refreshments will be plentiful. Also enjoy a children’s fun area and a folk arts and crafts bazaar. Info: 215.362.5331; [email protected]www.tryzub.org.
Admission: $15.00; kids under 13 free; Free Parking
The sponsor is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt charity: PROCEEDS BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING