All songs are traditionals excepts the tunes Svatoborské hody (Jaromír Měchura) a Do Milotic cesta dlúhá (Oldřich Krejčí).
On this project, the traditional folk music from the Kyjovsko region (named after the town Kyjov) is presented. Kyjovsko has been for a long time one of the most significant ethnographical regions in southern Moravia. There is a long tradition of cimbalom music (18th century). The usual band line-up were 1-2 fiddles, bass, cimbalom and later also clarinet. This fact documents how diverse was the development of folk music in Moravia. At the same time, the bagpipe music existed almost exclusively, in other well-known region, Horňácko, about 50 km eastwards. During the first twenty years of the 20th century, cimbalom music was nearly replaced by brass music. Fortunately, the tradition was revived in late 30s and since 50s, the popularity of cimbalom bands has been growing up. The lyrics of songs are characterized by love, recruit, wedding themes and also by epic balladic stories.
Varmuža cimbalom band is one of the most distinctive traditional folk music bands in southern part of Kyjovsko and belongs to the top of Moravian folk music scene. It is also one of the few true family bands. Varmuža cimbalom band is undoubtely one of the
best singing folk music bands in Moravia. Their music has been recorded on five albums.
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