Tęgie Chłopy (Poland)

Tęgie Chłopy (Poland)
fot. G. Domanski
fot. T. Knittel


album "Wesele!"
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Music video with band's village master, Stanislaw Witkowski
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  • country:Poland
  • style(s):East European, Roots
  • label:Wodzirej Michal Zak
  • type:Large Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal, string, woodwind, brass, dance orchestra
  • artist posted by:Wodzirej Michał Żak

Line up

  • Dorota Murzynowska (drums)
  • Ewa Grochowska (violin & vocals)
  • Maciej Filipczuk (violin & vocals)
  • Marcin Zytomirski (violin & vocals)
  • Maria Aleksandra Bikont (tuba & vocals)
  • Mateusz Kowalski (accordion & vocals)
  • Michal Maziarz (tenor & vocals)
  • Michal Zak (clarinet, soprano saxophone & vocals)
  • Szczepan Pospieszalski (trumpet & vocals)


Tęgie Chłopy (ten-gyeh hlopey /tɛŋgʲɛ xwɔpɨ )

The string’n’brass band Tęgie Chłopy brings back the golden days of the village dance, reviving floor-filling fox - trots, tangos, polkas, mazurkas and more with full-on fervour. The band’s home region of Kielce in Central Po - land has long been associated with brass music. Tęgie Chłopy continues this tradition with trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and bass tuba adding sonorous weight to the folk ensemble line-up of violins, accordion and drum. Its award-winning 2015 debut album, Dansing, featured the band’s mentor, 84-year old multi-instrumentalist Stanislaw Witkowski of the Witkowski Brothers – region’s legendary wedding band. Then followed Wesele! (Wedding!, 2017) and Rakieta! (Rocket!, 2021) albums with the energetic old style groove on full display. Tęgie Chłopy has enlivened stages of all sizes throughout Poland and on festivals from Scandinavia to South Korea. They performed online at WOMEX 2020.

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Tęgie Chłopy (Poland)