Folk Music Hit Parade

Published: 21.2.2011

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Folk Music Hit Parade

In November, the Folk Music Hit Parade festival takes place in Bled. This is a popular music event that hosts world-renowned folk ensembles and its well-rounded entertainment program brings together fans of popular traditional music from Europe and all over the world.

Folk Music Hit Parade

In November, the Folk Music Hit Parade festival takes place in Bled. This is a popular music event that hosts world-renowned folk ensembles and its well-rounded entertainment program brings together fans of popular traditional music from Europe and all over the world.

You can brighten up your dreary autumn days by visiting the charming town of Bled, which on 15 November hosts the popular folk music festival called Folk Music Hit Parade. The event brings together an international audience of music enthusiasts twirling around on the floor of Bled Sports Hall to the captivating rhythms of polka and waltz as played by well-established folk ensembles. It will not be any less vibrant this year.

Considered one of the most famous music festivals in Slovenia, it has been for many years organized by the Bled Tourism. Once again this year it promises visitors an unforgettable evening of excellent folk music praised by thousands of visitors from Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. In Slovenia, folk music enjoys exceptional popularity, and Modrijani are currently the kings of the hill, as a folk ensemble whose concerts sell out in the blink of an eye. The festival will not just be music for your ears, but also for your taste buds, with excellent culinary options as well. Popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music, especially from the folk musicians’ performances and folk songs. Its origin dates back to the 19th century and are associated with the invention of diatonic accordion, locally known as "frajtonerca", which continues to be handcrafted by artisans. In Slovenia, Alpine folk music (also present in Austria, Italy and Germany) reached its peak in the 50s. The credits for Slovenian folk music`s recognisability go mainly to Slavko Avsenik who, together with the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, produced approximately 800 songs, including the world folk hit "Na Golici". The old tradition is blended with modern interpretations, making folk music a testimony to the immortality of folk spirit that continues to live in the arts.

The small town to be taken over in November by the genuine Gorenjska region music is not only a festival venue. The wonderful town of Bled, located in the northwest of Slovenia along the glacial Lake Bled and in the safe embrace of the mountains, is a real feast for the eyes. Due to its spectacular and convenient position near Triglav National Park, Bled is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in Slovenia. Its breathtaking surroundings and well-developed tourist infrastructure attract numerous visitors from Slovenia and abroad.

Ride in the traditional wooden pletna boat to the idyllic island in the middle of the lake, ring the wishing bell at the Baroque Church of St. Martin, walk up to Bled Castle and enjoy the unforgettable view, breathe in a lungful of fresh mountain air or visit restaurants along the lake and treat yourself with the culinary speciality − Bled cream cake. You can also hike to one of the nearby mountains, but be careful not to spend all your energy, since Folk Music Hit Parade lasts long into the night.

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