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The folk move to under Poľana

A WEEK after the Východná festival in the northern part of Slovakia ends another folk festival in the central Slovak region will begin. The 39th annual Folk Festival Under Poľana will run from July 9 to 11 in the municipality of Detva.
Emphasising the folk traditions of the region, the festival also hosts performances by groups from around Slovakia and from abroad.


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A WEEK after the Východná festival in the northern part of Slovakia ends another folk festival in the central Slovak region will begin. The 39th annual Folk Festival Under Poľana will run from July 9 to 11 in the municipality of Detva.

Emphasising the folk traditions of the region, the festival also hosts performances by groups from around Slovakia and from abroad. Sunday morning will traditionally hold the Countrymen's Sunday programme with guests from the surrounding countries, some from as far away as Serbia, Croatia, France, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, and Australia.

The festival will open on Friday at 20:00 with a representative programme of the local ensembles. This will be followed by the Pictures from the Liptov Region programme, profiling the traditional culture of the northern Slovak region.

The children's show will take place on Saturday, starting at 16:00. An hour later the children's performers will give way to ensembles from the surrounding countries in Greetings from Europe. At 20:00, harmonica players will perform on the stage, followed by various dance performances.

On Sunday the festival will run from 10:30, finishing off at 14:45 with a ceremonial gala-concert.

Tickets (Sk30, 50, and 60) are on sale on site. For more information visit www.fsp.podpolanie.sk.

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