Lunchtime Concerts at Symphony Hall with Iryna Muha & Volodymyr Vasylenko

Celebrating Sanctuary in partnership with B:Music


As we head towards Spring, Celebrating Sanctuary has more amazing World Music artists to bring you in our Lunchtime Concert series.  Continuing throughout the year with local, national and international musicians, originating from around the world.  This Spring we welcome back some favourites, with Sunshine grooves from Sierra Leone and UK, and Eastern European Contemporary folk from Ukraine.  Stay tuned for more news about artists featuring in our Refugee Week takeover in June, from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Iran, UK.

No booking required

Thursday May 16th 1-2pm

Iryna Muha & Volodymyr Vasylenko (Ukraine)

nullIryna Muha - is a Ukrainian born musician and singer, also one of the founder members of the 4 piece band Muha, formed in 2006. Iryna is a singer/ songwriter, and performer of Eastern European folklore, playing guitar and traditional instruments such as hurdy gurdy. Iryna recently performed at the Commonwealth Festival, The Eurovision Festival and the Birmingham Festival, she is a regular contributor to CSB and Birmingham audiences.  She will be joined for this performance by outstanding Ukrainian accordionist, Volodymry Vasylenko. Bringing a unique collaboration and enthralling fusion of Eastern European Contemporary Folk music.

nullVolodymyr Vasylenko - is a Ukrainian jazz musician who came to the UK under the Homes for Ukraine program.  Born and raised in Ukraine, where from the age of three he was engaged in music, and creativity.  He graduated from the Conservatoire in Kharkiv, going on to lead orchestras, now with 30 years experience in playing and teaching the accordion.  Volodymyr is a talented musician and one of the few who plays jazz on the accordion and button accordion. He has numerous awards and extensive experience in performances, both solo and in various ensembles.

Saturday 22nd June – Refugee Week Takeover event

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Supported by Arts Council England.