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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released September 5, 2010 | Zirka Records

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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released September 5, 2010 | Zirka Records

While this album is comprised of 20 recordings from 1989-1994, it reintroduces the Ukrainians into the active fold since 1995's Kultura was their erstwhile final recording. The first three tracks were recorded in 1989 as their previous incarnation, the Wedding Present. That came about as a result of joint member Peter Solowka tinkering with traditional Ukrainian songs and Wedding Present being intrigued enough to perform them for the John Peel sessions, thus creating an instant buzz and ensuing tour. Other interesting inclusions are their rendering of two Smiths songs (sung in Ukrainian) previously released on their Smiths tribute EP Pisni and a collaborative effort with the Oysterband and Rev Hammer on "Those Were the Days." ~ Dave Sleger
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World - Released August 1, 1991 | Zirka Records

A short, ten-song, 35-minute release featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, and God-knows-what-else. The songs are sung in the Ukranian language. If you enjoy world music and have an open mind, you will find this album grows on you. ~ Chip Renner
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World - To be released May 24, 2019 | Zirka Records

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World - Released February 1, 1994 | Zirka Records

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World - Released February 1, 1992 | Zirka Records

Like the Pogues before them, Ned Ludd after them, and their contemporaries the Shanes, the Ukrainians specialize in mixing punk and alternative rock with acoustic folk instruments and their respective indigenous musical influences. This is their second album, and like their debut it consists of predominantly original pieces sung in Ukrainian and played on mandolin, domra, accordion, and fiddle accompanied by a bass and drum rhythm section. Most of the songs deal with family, suffering, and situations common to Ukrainian life and are written in a way in which they could either be interpreted literally or in a deeper, symbolic fashion. ~ Dave Sleger
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Yiddish & Klezmer - Released December 8, 2017 | Zirka Records