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Slovak and Czech folk musicians will have the opportunity to perform live for studio audiences and radio in a series of concerts beginning October 6. Entitled Finally Alone, the performances feature musicians who have temporarily left their bands to play solo acoustic sets.
Each evening's performance will host two individual musicians, the majority of whom are already well-known, but also including a few rising stars. All performances will take place in the cosy confines of Studio #2 at Slovenský Rozhlas (Slovak Radio), the Bratislava building which resembles an upside-down pyramid. The studio can hold a maximum audience of 200 spectators, with even the worst seat in the house a mere 20 metres from the stage.


All performances of the Finally Alone folk festival will be held at Slovak Radio.
photoCourtesy Slovenský Rozhlas

Slovak and Czech folk musicians will have the opportunity to perform live for studio audiences and radio in a series of concerts beginning October 6. Entitled Finally Alone, the performances feature musicians who have temporarily left their bands to play solo acoustic sets.

Each evening's performance will host two individual musicians, the majority of whom are already well-known, but also including a few rising stars. All performances will take place in the cosy confines of Studio #2 at Slovenský Rozhlas (Slovak Radio), the Bratislava building which resembles an upside-down pyramid. The studio can hold a maximum audience of 200 spectators, with even the worst seat in the house a mere 20 metres from the stage.

The concerts will be broadcast on Rock FM Radio (89.3 frequency) on the Sunday following the shows on the Folk Forum programme at 21:00. The shows can also be heard through the Internet at http://www.slovakradio.sk.

Tickets, which are shaped like beer coasters and depict the musicians' faces, can be purchased in the city centre at the Artforum shop at Kozia 20 and at the Dr. Horák shop at Medená 19. Prices range from 97-147 Slovak crowns. Reservations and more information can be found at the web-site http://www.konecnesami.sk

Concert Schedule:

October 6
Ivan Tásler (from I.M.T. Smile) - Famous Slovak rock singer with an unbelievable voice. Čmelka Soňa Urbanová - Slovak folk specialist.

October 10
Karel Plíhal & Peter Lachký - Significant figures on the folk-country scene.

October 24
Andrej Šeban - Top Slovak bass guitarist. Russel Jackson - Australian guitarist.

November 2
Marián Geišberg - Slovak folk artist. Pavel Dobeš - Easy-going Czech rocker.

November 14
Slavo Kmeť - Rising Slovak country star. František Nedvěd - Czech country legend.

November 17
Ivo Weiss & Pavel Lohonka Žalman - Folk musicians.

November 22
Zuzana Homolová & Zdeněk Vřešťál (from the Czech folk group Neřež) - Ballads, both tragic and optimistic.

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