Around the world Irishness abounds

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Melodic Mondays, Videos
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Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought I would dedicate this month’s Melodic Mondays to that joyous day of celebration. Normally you might expect to find a great band playing traditional Celtic folk music in Ireland, the birthplace of such music. In 1992, however, longing to perform fairly exclusively classic Irish music, the drummer in Serbian band Roze Poze Dušan Živanović learned to play the accordion to expand his musical repertoire. He also formed his own band with Ana Đokić (violin) and Dejan Lalić (mandolin, banjo, tin whistles). Later Aleksandar Petrović, Vladan Jovković, and Dejan Jevtović joined the group and together they became the Orthodox Celts. After playing mostly small shows, the group released their first album in 1994, which featured covers of Irish folk songs.

Since the only significant source of information about the band is on their Facebook, I will not just regurgitate it here. I just really appreciate their dedication to such a lively and cheerful music style that is so steeped in tradition. Go to their page and check them out. Also, take a look at one of their videos below:


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