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Traditional Polish Music - Where can I find some?


apink 1 | 2  
15 Jan 2009 /  #1
I was born in Canada, but my parents both came from Poland. I’m getting married this summer and want to have some traditional Polish music added to the playlist. We hired a “canadian” dj and he just wants us to provide him with a CD of Polish content. This is where my problem is…

I have no clue where to find traditional polish music (waltzes, polkas and such) and I have looked at various sites only to get either pop music or way old classical stuff.

Please help... I need stuff to keep the old-school people happy!

Thx a bunch!
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
15 Jan 2009 /  #2


old school enough?
OP apink 1 | 2  
15 Jan 2009 /  #3
Thx! but i was thinking more from this century... not so folkish, i guess.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
15 Jan 2009 /  #4
that was a joke. great tune and video tho.

try maybe this:

torrenty.org/torrent/23496
ultrawarez.eu/2007/11/15/va__polskie_przeboje_lat_80.html
musicblog-kazu26.blogspot.com/2008/01/przeboje-polskich-dancing w-7-cd.html

I’m getting married this summer

congratulations and good luck :)
OP apink 1 | 2  
15 Jan 2009 /  #5
I thought as much, but i posted a simular thread on a different site and people were seriously suggesting stuff like that...

Thanks so much for those suggestions and the well wishes - I'll download those and have a listen later tonight.

Take care!
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
19 Jan 2009 /  #6
Maybe these?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Apr 2009 /  #7
I was listening to a song and then this one clicked on as the next in line.

It has some of the qualities of the British music of the 60's, a bit like The Byrds.

Sometimes Polish songs sound a bit worse for the lyrics but this has a chirpy melody and has decent lyrics.

Dozwolone do lat osiemnastu.
Ja Przybylem - | 42  
9 Apr 2009 /  #8
Traditional polish music is performed by a band. But, when you hire these guys, all you'll get is traditional polish music all night. Traditional depends on the area. Gorale have different music than country folk than do city folk.

You can find the CDs online. What sort of music are you looking for?

P.S. I can't recall waltzing, or doing the polka, at a polish wedding. It ends up being the hustle (disco) with variations on it all night, or traditional folk dances with the crowd circling a couple in the center.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
10 Apr 2009 /  #9
Sometimes Polish songs sound a bit worse for the lyrics but this has a chirpy melody and has decent lyrics.

Quality Polish rock/blues music starts with Tadeusz Nalepa.


Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Apr 2009 /  #10
No song came up, Matyjasz.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
10 Apr 2009 /  #11
It works fine on my PC. hmmm
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Apr 2009 /  #12
Aha, it's working now. The computer at work doesn't have a Flash player. Great stuff, I like this kind of music in this kind of weather especially. Laid back.
nunczka 8 | 458  
10 Apr 2009 /  #14
Apink. youtube.com/watch?v=fDTfWZgUvmk

( Old time version) The Money or Apron dance
Babylon 16 | 192  
27 Apr 2009 /  #15
Brekaut i Tadeusz Nalepa - Kiedy Bylem Malym Chlopcem.mp3

odsiebie.com/pokaz/1594583---e43b.html
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jun 2009 /  #16
I'm listening to the same song as I posted above, post 7. As I said, it has a Byrds-like quality to it. Good to see Poland has some good music of that ilk.

youtube.com/watch?v=diLYb80ISWI try this one by the Red Guitars. I think this is on a tv commercial now.
anubis - | 35  
3 Jun 2009 /  #17
Sometimes Polish songs sound a bit worse for the lyrics

Not this one.....the lyrics are by Julian Tuwim. Music & performance - Niemen.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
3 Jun 2009 /  #18
Yeah, that was a bit better :)
PillowHog - | 3  
27 Oct 2009 /  #19
Merged: Can someone tell me about traditional Polish music? And maybe a few examples?

I'm working on a Culture Fair Project and need information about traditional Polish music and few examples. And what does "mikolaje" mean?

I'd be happy if you helped! Thanks!~
beckski 12 | 1,617  
27 Oct 2009 /  #20
traditional Polish music and few examples

You need to be a little more specific; or else you may get responses like the following video, lol!


PillowHog - | 3  
27 Oct 2009 /  #21
o.0,,

Um... sorry... um... that really didn't help lol

Thanks for the laugh though!
pgtx 29 | 3,159  
27 Oct 2009 /  #22
traditional Polish music

like Polish folk music?
gadki.lublin.pl/pfm/index.html
Bzibzioh  
27 Oct 2009 /  #23
And what does "mikolaje" mean?

Mikołaj is a Polish version of Nicolas. Mikołaje is plural. Could also mean St. Nicolas eatable figurines (made of ginger?) given to children for Christmas.
PillowHog - | 3  
27 Oct 2009 /  #24
Thanks for that, I found some music earlier and wasn't sure whether that was the title or the name of the musical group.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
28 Oct 2009 /  #25
In rural areas of the Opole region of SE Poland, there is (or used to be) a tradition of house-to-house visits called Mikiołaje on or around 6 Dec. The revellers -- the bishop Święty Mikołaj plus a whole menagerie of charatcers: priest, solider, doctor, gypsy, Jew, etc. make their annual rounds and receive treats in return.

Is anybody on PF from the Opole region and/or has witnessed this custom personally?

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