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Festival of the Scottish culture will be held in the Ural capital

20 января 2010 23:54

Musicians from Russia and Scotland will take part in the first Festival of the Scottish culture in the Urals which will be held on January, 24th in Ekaterinburg.

The project is dated for birthday of well-known poet Robert Burns which is celebrated on January, 25th. This day is national holiday of Scotland and it is celebrated all over the world.

«Within the limits of the festival performance of famous Scottish musician Tommy Bivitta (guitar, violin, vocal), who uses national motives of the Celtic regions of Europe and own musical material is planned. On January, 24th in Sverdlovsk philharmonic society the exhibition of posters with photo works of traveler Stanislav Dubeykovsky «Dunedin is the city of the Scots» will open, - organizational committee informs. Performance of concert symphonic orchestra of Ural state conservatory is also expected; famous Russian jazz musician Igor Paraschuk will play the bagpipes.

The concert will be continued by jazz chorus of the Sverdlovsk state children's philharmonic society. Children will sing songs in the Scottish language. Jazz trio «Fribrass» (Igor Parashchuk, Vitaly Vladimirov, Sergey Pron) will offer listeners musical improvisations. Holiday atmosphere will be created by national Scottish dish haggis. Visitors of the festival from Scotland will anticipate its appearance with poem in native language of Burns. In conclusion results of the competition of translations of poems and competition of the songs composed after translation of the poems of Robert Burns will be divulged.

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