Collection 0112 - Rodyna Ensemble collection

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Rodyna Ensemble collection

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    Ukrainian Australian Rodyna Ensemble collection

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    CA BMUFA 0112

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    • 2012-2017 (Creation)
      Rodyna Ensemble

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    1 musical CD
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    Rodyna Ensemble is a Ukrainian Australian folk group. First informal performances started in 2009. In 2012, the ensemble was formed. It performed at the concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Australia in Geelong. Stefan Semeniuk suggested at one of the family gatherings that the group was formed and that they performed at the concert. The group included: Roman, Lubka and Larisa Varenica, Stefania and Stefan Semeniuk, Natalka and Lesia (violin) Choma, Myroslav Mazur and Ihor Jurista (bass guitar). They prepared two songs: "Oi, harna ia, harna" and "Kalyno". The first performance took place at the Federation Square in Melbourne at the Ukrainian Independence Day. Later, Myroslav Graliuk and his sister Anna Okanovich from Geelong joined the ensemble, and later Petro Borovok and Tania Misiurak. The first CD was recorded in a cathedral in North Melbourne and released. Rodyna performed often in Melbourne, Sydney, in Tasmania. Roman Varenica's daughter Mariana Miladinovich moved to Australia from Vienne in 2013 and joined the group. And so did her older sister Larisa. The second full concert by Rodyna Ensemble took place also at the Federation Square in Melbourne on June 14, 2015. The group was invited to perform carols in Melbourne and Geelong.

    The current members of the Rodyna Ensemble are:

    • Veronica Granolich, alto
    • Larisa Varenica Burlak, soprano, alto, solo
    • Stefania Semeniuk, alto
    • Stefan Semeniuk, tenor
    • Myroslav Mazur, baritone
    • Petro Borovok, bass
    • Roman Varenica, Baritone, bass
    • Tania Misiurak, clarinet
    • Ihor Jurista (bass guitar)

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    The collection consists of the history of the Rodyna Ensemble written by Roman Varenica, a musical CD of their songs, a copy of lyrics of the song "Rodyno" handwritten by Mihajlo Ljahovič 17.08.2012, and a copy of the song "Kalena" also authored by Mihajlo Ljahovič.

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    Natalie Senjov-Makohon, a researcher from Australia, visited the Kule Folklore Centre in the fall of 2017. She told us about the Ukrainian folk ensemble Rodyna, and later, after her return to Australia, connected Roman Varenica with the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives to pass the CD and information about the group.


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