Wieśniacy 70th Anniversary Concert
Wieśniacy Polish Folk Song and Dance Group are proud to present an evening of traditional Polish folklore in what is the centrepiece of their 70th anniversary celebrations.
Entertaining audiences across Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond, Wieśniacy – or ‘Country Folk’ in Polish – were formed in 1949 by Poles displaced from their homeland by events of the Second World War who sought to continue their rich folklore traditions.
Over the next seven decades, the group have gone on to perform at a number of venues around the UK as well as festivals in Poland. They have also had the pleasure of performing for Lech Wałęsa, the former President of Poland and His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.
The group currently boasts a unique blend of descendants from the wartime generation of Poles as well as those who have moved to the UK in more recent waves of immigration. There are also members who have no Polish background whatsoever – the uniting factor is a love and passion for traditional Polish folk song and dance.
Wieśniacy invites you to join them on a kaleidoscopically colourful journey through Polish folklore – here’s to another 70 years!
Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall