Polish-Scottish Season in Aberdeen

Organised by The Polish Association Aberdeen


Enjoy a series of events organised by The Polish Association Aberdeen to commemorate Polish-Scottish cultural ties. 


Polish-Scottish Ceilidh

25 January 2019, 7pm,
 Blue Lamp,
 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU

Tickets: £10, on doors

Danse McCabre the ceilidh band (and guests) will play Scottish and Polish songs and dances. Traditional Polish and Scottish food tasting included in a ticket price. ‘S.H.A. – Hanka Wojciak & Susanna Jara feat. Jacek Dlugosz and Milosz Skwirut’ and Bogdan Holownia will perform recitals at this event. 

A fantastic all-girl ceilidh band with an excellent Dance-Caller. 
– Real Weddings Magazine 

Their musicianship and professionalism really stands out.
– The Musicians’ Network 

Danse McCabre was formed in 2003 and soon established itself as one of the premier ceilidh bands of the North-East, performing throughout Scotland and beyond, appearing in Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Holland. Famous for their pink kilts and lively style, this all-female band plays an eclectic mix of rip-roaring Scottish music with, some Irish and European music thrown into the mix. All the dances are clearly explained, demonstrated and walked through, so that a rollicking and enjoyable ceilidh experience is guaranteed, even for those who have never danced Scottish dances before. Shetland fiddle-player, Claire White, keyboard player Anne Taylor and whistle and bodhran player Helen Lynch will give you an evening to remember. 

‘Polish Scottish Folk Night’

26 January 2019, 8.30pm, 
Aberdeen Arts Centre 
33 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AA

Tickets: £12, book online 

Performance  ‘S.H.A. – Hanka Wojciak & Susanna Jara feat. Jacek Dlugosz and Milosz Skwirut’ with ‘Iona Fyfe Trio’ and Bogdan Holownia is a part of 'Polish Scottish Mini Festival’.

'S.H.A. - Hanka Wójciak & Susanna Jara - feat. Jacek Dlugosz and Pawel Haranczyk'

Susanna Jara and Hanka Wójciak - vocalists and songwriters mutually fascinated by their work.In spring 2017 decided to join forces in an intercultural project singing together. They are leaders of their own formation, playing their concerts, recording their own albums. In S.H.A. they stand side by side and create a new quality.

S.H.A. – a form originates from a sense of belonging to a multi-coloured, complicated but common history of the Slavic cultural groups where artists originate. Hanka is a Highlander from Zakopane, speaks dialect in her family home. Susanna was born in Poczajów in Ukraine. She is fluent in Ukrainian, Rusyn and Lemko, which is why S.H.A. sings in several languages and dialects.

Bogdan Holownia

Bogdan Holownia is an established Polish jazz pianist. His style can be described as mainstream. His inspirations and masters with whom he played are: Billy Evans and Kenny Barro, Rayem Santisi, Jerzy Wasowski, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski. He graduated in Torun with the secondary musical school and then started studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the class of professor Ray Santisi and Laszlo Gordony. He plays in ‘Los Angeles Trio’ in Torun and amongst his many international were the ones with Davy Clark, Skipp Hadden, George Zonc, Larry Kohut, Jeff Stitely, Bronkek Suchanek, Grażyna Auguścik, Jerzy Głod, Michał Urbaniaki and Urszula Dudziak. He won many accolades including Grand Prix Jazz "Melomani" in 2002 in the category of – ‘Artist of the Year’ – it is called a "Jazz Oscar" in the industry.Winner of Fryderyk 2001 (Polish Jazz Oscar) for the best solo jazz album ‘Don’t Ask Why’ and Grand Prix Jazz "Melomani" of 2002 in the category best artist of the year.

Bogdan Holownia, Nadya Albertsson and Hamlet Collective @ Blue Lamp

28 January 2019, 7.30pm
 Blue Lamp
, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU

Tickets: £12, on doors

Hamlet Collective

Hamlet is a 5 piece Jazz Fusion collective based in Aberdeen, Scotland performing original music with influences from Jazz, R&B, Afrobeat, and Scottish Traditional music. 

Nadya Albertsson

Nadya Albertsson, an Aberdeen based Swedish jazz singer

Organised by: Organised by: Polish Association Aberdeen; Partners: Aberdeen City Council, Polish Consulate in Edinburgh, Media Partners: 'Radio Star', 'Emito', 'Londynek.net', 'Radio SHMU - Sniadanie Po Polsku', 'Tydzien Polski'

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