Accordion music of Ukraine and its universal message of Love




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The popularity of accordions in Ukraine

The accordion or “bayan” as it is called in Russia was introduced to Ukrainian folklore music in the 19th century. Since then, it has become an integral part of this country’s music scene.

The most popular musical instruments in Ukraine are Bandura and Dulcimer (цимбали)but accordions (harmonika) and various percussion instruments are equally present in folk melodies. Sadly, many of us in the Western countries have become aware of the beauty of Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage because of that country’s current fight for independence.

Ukrainian Folklore Music

The folklore music scene in Ukraine however is going through a renaissance with accordion music becoming increasingly popular. Like in other parts of the world, the revival of the accordions is gaining significant momentum thanks to accordion music enthusiasts and people like Volodymyr Runchak who are credited for establishing an all-Ukrainian music festival known as “A day of Ukrainian accordion.”

Ukrainian Museum of accordions

We talked about accordion museums in other articles on our blog, but we can’t talk about accordions in Ukraine without mentioning the museum of accordions in the town of Zhashkiv.

It is one of a kind museum in Ukraine, established by a renowned musician and accordion enthusiast, Ivan Sukhy. He’s been not only teaching young students how to play this wonderful instrument, but he also made a few fully functional accordions with his own hands.

Video courtesy of Ukrainer
Ukrainian Garmon Accordion

  • This three-row, 100 bass button, is a perfect musical instrument for those who want to play Ukrainian folk songs on a genuine B system Ukrainian accordion.

Ukrainian Bayan Accordion

  • Kreminne brand genuine Ukrainian 100 Bass buttons accordion. This accordion was fully refurbished and is in a like-new condition.

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