Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cheremshyna - Ukrainian Canadian trio from Montreal

On the August 22 show, Vasyl did a Kultural Capsule feature on Cheremshyna, a female vocal trio from Montreal.

These gals have been on the Ukrainian Canadian music scene for several decades, and while they've slowed down a bit on the recording side of things, they're still making the rounds of local festivals and events.

Cheremshyna became very well known in the days before the internet and social media, when networking was done face to face ... and maybe over the phone with a little help from the Ukrainian BBC, i.e., Баба Бабі Сказала (Granny told Granny).

Of course musical excellence may have also played a contributing role in their popularity!

In the 1980s and 90s they released several albums ... Volumes 1, 2 and 3 on vinyl (and cassette) and then on CD The Best of Cheremshyna and По Стежках Мрії (Along Paths of a Dream). They also released a wonderful Ukrainian Christmas album back in the 80s with a bunch of other local performers. It originally came out on vinyl and is currently available on CD at Yevshan, along with their "Best of" CD.

Unfortunately, Cheremshyna doesn't have a website, but I did manage to find this YouTube video someone put together online. It's a slideshow with one of their recordings in the background...Ой там за лісочком (Oy tam za lisochkom) which means "there beyond the woods."

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Ukemonde said...

Brings back memories of listening to them as a young boy. If you are ever in Montreal, members of the group sing in the Sviata Pokrova Church in Montreal. Worth comming down to listen to their wonderful choral renditions of church music.
http://www.svyatapokrova.org/

Also here are a couple of links of interest on UKEMONDE:
http://www.ukemonde.com/ukrmusic/cheremshyna.html
http://www.ukemonde.com/ukrmusic/ukrmusicinfo.htm

Pawlina said...

Thanks for those links, Roman!

Don't know how I missed your web page when I was googling for info on them. It's right there at the top of page 1!! Nice pic and everything.

Guess I am just a bit distracted with the move and everything else going on.

So we probably should just stay in touch more often! :-)

Anonymous said...

There is now a website with lots of info and great pictures. Here is the link:

cheremshyna.ca