Category Archives: Slovak Music

Death Watching Over Us… Introducing Elán

  Whenever the Prague Old Town square’s Astronomical Clock strikes you’ll see one of the figures coming out to do the chiming is Death (a skeleton). Here’s the premise for one of rock group Elán’s greatest ever hits, smrtka na pražskom … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Things About Life in Slovakia

We turn away from tourism, for a minute, on this blog, to focus on life. Life in Slovakia is a topic generally less known about even than tourism here – at least to the foreign/English-speaking world – so this is … Continue reading

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Marek Brezovský’s Hrana (The Edge)

Ladies and gents… end of the day means time for music, and as we’re all about Slovakia on this blog it’s time to introduce you to one of Slovakia’s all-time greatest musicians – if you haven’t already heard of him. … Continue reading

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Dylan in Košice

Looking forward to heading east tomorrow to see one of my all-time favourite musicians performing in the Steel Arena in Košice. It’s still not too late to buy tickets! It’s going to be a good opportunity for Englishmaninslovakia to make … Continue reading

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Why Jana Kirschner is Great for Slovak Music

It’s OK. I’m not obsessed. I did make some comments about Jana Kirschner being Slovakia’s Kate Bush which are, admittedly, a little previous. But what is undeniable is that the lady is a cornerstone of Slovak music and, especially with … Continue reading

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Bratislava’s Majáles (30 April until May 4) & the “10 Years in the EU” Celebrations

Here’s a quick post to let you all know about quite a cool festival which starts – well – tonight in Bratislava. The Majáles (May celebrations) happen every year but this time round they’re tied in with celebrating ten years of … Continue reading

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Lučnica’s Slovak Folk Music

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The Fujara – Slovakia’s Unesco-listed Musical Instrument

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