Bratstva Studios

In late 2010, Bratstva Studios carried out its first rehearsals as a new group,making it one of the newest adult Ukrainian dance groups in the Parkland.As they enter their nineth year, dancers continue to travel from all over theParkland area to rehearse and perform...

Marina Krut

A Ukrainian Indy-Soul project led by the one-and-only bandurist and lead vocalist, Marina Krut. Playing and soaring with the sounds of a 65-string old traditional Ukrainian instrument. She is the lead vocalist and has reached both finals and semi-finals on popular...

Aurasia

A singer-songwriter who effortlessly fuses intricate reggae music with world-pop undertones and love of her Ukrainian heritage is not the kind of artist you encounter every day. It’s this very element of surprise that makes Auresia one of the most exciting young...

Budmo

A Ukrainian folk party music experience that brings a new unique musical focus to traditional Ukrainian folk songs. Mixing old and new age Ukrainian music with creative upbeat musical arrangements, Budmo is sure to kickstart the party. From Winnipeg, the band consists...

Zirka

Zirka means ‘star’ in Ukrainian and this Dauphin, Manitoba-based troupe‘s shining performances live up to their name.   Zirka has been teaching, promoting, and instilling an appreciation and enjoyment of the art of Ukrainian Dance through traditional and creative...

Sawchuk Sisters

“The Sawchuk Sisters” – Brooklynn and Brenna Sawchuk are two young musicians from Brandon Manitoba.  They have been performing for many people over the years at multiple festivals including Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, Veselka Festival...

Riding & Dancing Cossacks

In the early 1970’s an enthusiastic group of young men were interested in forming a group that exemplified the spirit of the Cossack. From this start, emerged a troupe of riders and dancers that are known today as Canada’s National Riding and Dancing Cossacks and...

The Drifting Cossacks – Old Thyme Ukrainian Country Band

The Parkland Region of Manitoba has produced another great band now performing under the name The Drifting Cossacks. Based in the communities of Grandview and Gilbert Plains (about 30 km directly west of Dauphin, MB.), the band is within easy reach of most parts of...

The M&M`s

The Menopausal Mammas, or better known as the M&M’s, started their musical group in Russel, Manitoba 13 years ago. The group consists of eight Ukrainian women, all with a passion for the art and dance of the Ukrainian culture.  The group attended their first...

Party Time Orchestra

A Ukrainian- Canadian band with a musically unbroken link. Party Time Orchestra (PTO) focuses their band on the first immigrants that traveled across Europe and over half of the continent by train and wagon to homestead in the Dauphin/Parkland region. The group...

Kalendar

Based in Toronto, Canada, Kalendar (formally KalynDar) formed in late 2013 to extend the ancient singing traditions and repertoire of rural Ukraine into a contemporary transnational relevant experience. Kalendar has performed throughout Toronto, Ottawa, Oakville,...

Drum Cafe

Drum Cafe is one of Winnipeg’s leading African drum and dance ensembles. This group is part of the global Drum Cafe organization, which originated in South Africa.  Their main focus is organizational team building, but have expanded into an exciting performance...

Chris Barker Band

Formed in 2005 by Manager Clifford Flett, this Metis family band is creating original country rock as well as playing favourite cover tunes from outlaw country to classic rock. The six-time Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards Nominees are led by Clifford’s son, Cliff,...

Volya! Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Association

Volya, meaning ‘freedom’ encompasses the unified spirit of the over 20 ensemble members. With many of Volya’s original members having studied in Ukraine, a desire existed to develop a similar academic style of dance within Canada. With strict adherence to technical...

Pavlychenko Folklorique Emsemble

Established in 1967 by Miss Lusia Pavlychenko, and under the Artistic Direction of Serhij Koroliuk, the ensemble has successfully reflected the beauty of Ukrainian culture and tradition through the performing art of dance. PFE as it is affectionately known, has an...

The Ukrainian Oldtimers

One of the longest lasting groups of the traditional Ukrainian music scene in Canada. Here is a group that has existed well over fifty years. they have entertained at various functions ranging from Zabava dances, weddings, stage shows, malanka’s, festivals and towns...

Double The Trouble

This Fiddle based trio, from Winnipeg, Manitoba is performing on the Heritage Stage, after the Afternoon Grandstand on Sunday. The identical 14-year old French- Metis and Cree twins will get you smiling and toe tapping in a heartbeat with their traditional Metis...

By Request

The By Request band is excited to return to Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba once again! With a combination of youth and experience, the boys present an energy and music style that is entertaining for all ages. Their versatile repertoire of...

Half Na Piv

HALF NA PIV – “half на пів”, is a proud, Ukrainian, five–piece band, originating from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Their repertoire features modern arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs, and includes various classic English rock and country hits. Steve Harasymchuk leads...