Concert of folk/country music

Leonard Conhen Heading to Prague

The famous Canadian songster Leonard Cohen finally confirmed his schedule of concerts, so his first concert in Prague should be for real. The date is 27th September in the HC Sparta Prague Arena, the songster announced on his webpages. This is a change to the originally planned venue of Prague Castle, the reason is probably high interest in tickets, sold at Ticketportal online. Prices vary from 1100 to 5000 czk.

Leonard Cohen goes on tour after fifteen years. Cohen’s earliest songs (many of which appeared on the 1967 album Songs of Leonard Cohen) were rooted in European folk music melodies and instrumentation. In the 1970s his music encompassed pop, cabaret and world music. Since the 1980s his high baritone voice he has typically evolved into lower registers (bass baritone and bass), with accompaniment from electronic synthesizers and female backing singers. His work often explores the themes of religion, isolation, sexuality, and complex interpersonal relationships.

Prague Folklore Days

Prague Folklore Days Folklore ensembles will meet in Prague on the occasion of the Prague Folklore Days that will be held this Friday and Saturday in the Old Town Square and in front of the Palac Flora (metro green line Flora).

Twenty-seven ensembles from the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Latvia, Wales, England, the Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Spain, Portugal and France will introduce their traditional folklore music.

Prague Folklore Days will also present traditional folk costumes, the sounds of Spanish guitar, Welsh violins, French tambourine or tunes of bagpipes. On Saturday you can see the parade of all ensembles through the historical centre of Prague.

Prague's concert of Joan Baez

During her Europe tour 2007, Joan Baez, the famous folk musician, is coming to the Czech Republic. She will perform in Prague’s Palac Lucerna on 2nd April. This American folk singer and songwriter is known for her individual vocal style. Many of her songs deal with social issues.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences selected Joan Baez as one of the recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, which is a special merit award given to performers, who have made lifelong contributions of outstanding artist significance to the field of recording.

Tickets (and e-tickets) for the concert are already on sale via Ticketpro for 895 CZK, 795 CZK and 695 CZK. The concert starts in Palac Lucerna (Stepanska 61) at 20:00.

Irish evening in Prague

All the fans of Irish dance music are invited to celebrate 10 years of Irish music in the Czech Republic. The celebration takes place in Prague’s T-mobile arena on 25th April 2007 from 19:00. Visitors can look forward to performances of Czech groups Shannon, Rinceoiri and Coisceim. The star of the evening will be Irish group Altan.

Altan belongs now to the most prestigious group of traditional Irish dance music. Their latest 10th album commemorates the 20 years from the foundation of this popular group. Their characteristic style has many admirers around the world.

During the evening you can taste traditional Irish drink and learn some steps of Iris dances. Tickets for the Irish evening in T-mobile arena (Za elekrarnou 419 street) can be bought through Ticketpro for 490 CZK. If you buy the ticket before 31st December, you can save 100 CZK.

Kris Kristofferson will play in Prague

Kris Kristofferson will play for the first time in Prague. This singer, actor, songwriter and coutry legend will introduce his new album This Old Road in Prague Congress centre (tr. 5. kvetna street) on 8th March 2007.

70 years old Kristofferson, who comes from Texas, used to be a teacher in the American military academy West Point. After that he wanted to become successful in the music world. That his dream came true illustrates also position no. 1 in American charts with the main song of the band Highwayman. Kristofferson used to play in this band with his big friend Johnny Cash. And how does Kristofferson himself discribe his music? “If you took freedom out of the songs, you’d have very few Kristofferson songs.”

Tickets for Prague concert can be already bought through Ticketpro or Ticketportal for 200 – 1350 CZK.