THE LARGEST folk festival in the Tatra mountains, the 27th Folk Music and Dance Festival in Zamagurie, will run from June 13 to 15 in the country's eastern towns of Spišská Stará Ves and Červený Kláštor.
From 15:00 on Friday June 13, the Polish band Veselica will play at a chateau in Niedzice, Poland, and Slovak folk groups touring the Zamagurie region will be inviting people to the festival.
Roma dance ensembles will open the event's programme at 18:00 in the Spišská Stará Ves Dom kultúry (House of Culture).
The main part of the programme will be on Saturday. A workshop of traditional dances from the Goral region will take place at the Červený Kláštor House of Culture from 11:00, and non-dancers can watch demonstrations of traditional crafts accompanied by live music in the town's amphitheatre.
At 16:30, musicians performing on traditional rafts (plte) will disembark for further revelry at the Pod Lipami port in Červený Kláštor. The group will then move on to the amphitheatre, where at 17:30 a dance and music programme will take place. The night programme, starting at 21:30 in the castle's courtyard, will be a traditional show of local ensembles and guests from the Visegrad Four countries.
The festival will continue on Sunday with a morning mass at the castle's courtyard starting at 8:00, and a demonstration of traditional crafts in the amphitheatre area. At 10:30 there will be a performance of child folk dancers and at 14:00 older dancers will take to the stage of the amphitheatre. For more information call 052/7722-466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Jun 2003 at 0:00