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Каштани – LP 19?? (Kashtany. Album one)

19??, WRC9 – 480 (LP) Хор “Каштани” / Kashtany Singers – Каштани / Kashtany. Album one

01. Гопак / Hopak
A lively dance. The elderly lady tries to get her husband to dance while her daughter tries out a new pair of boots — a gift from her boyfriend Gregory
02. Веснянка / A song about spring
A song of joy welcoming the coming of Spring
03. Карпати / The Carpathian Mountains
A Ukrainian girl is comparted to the natural beauty of the Carpathian Mountains
04. Два кольори / Two colors
A man’s most valued possession — a shirt embroidered by his mother — consists of two colors: red for love and black for sadness
05. Ясени / The ash trees
Planted to commemorate the birth of a son the ash tree also provides sweet rustling sounds for young lovers to enjoy
06. Ставок заснув / Sleeping pond
This summer night is so quiet and serene that even my troubled soul may find peace
07. Комар / The mosquito
A humorous song about a mosquito who marries a fly
08. Білі каштани / White chestnuts
A young lovers’ infatuation with Kiev when chestnuts are in bloom
09. Червоні маки / The red poppies
While usually connected with romance the red poppies can also be a symbol of bitterness when true love is betrayed
10. Пиймо друзі / The drinking song
With raised glasses the Ukrainian soldiers sing about a young recruit and his love affair
11. Ой не стій під вікном / Don’t stand by the window
A medley of several songs about romance, disappointed lovers and humorous encounters
12. Пироги / Pyrohy
A young man must make a choice between a beautiful girl and a bowl of pyrohy

Kashtany Singers (left to right cover photo) : Emilian Groch, Mike Hawrylechko, Roman Groch, Ben Laskey, Lubomyr Pastyszenko, Orest Cyncar, Michael Swystun, Victor Bayrock, Orest Yusypchuk, Taras Slaby, Oleh Cherkawsky.
Accordionists: Orest Katola, Julian Koziak
“KASHTANY”, a group of 13 male vocalists, was formed in 1968. Under the direction of Michael Swystun, the group has endeavoured to propagate the rich, colourful Ukrainian folk and church music.
KASHTANY SINGERS c/o 9617-111 avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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