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Musical term Burdon (drone from ukrainian, pronounced bour-don) is the one note permanent sound, can be heared on the background of musical melody mostly in old or traditional music. Also produced as a basic tone by folk instruments such as bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, jew's harp etc.
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The band took part of the many festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Bielorus, Russia, Croatia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Canada.

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Burdon (bour-don - drone) is a folk band from Lviv, in the west of Ukraine. The young folk musicians formed the group in 2002 and have quickly developed their music-making to an impressive level and built up a rich repertoire of traditional tunes, rural ritual songs, old ballads and cheerful dances.

Burdon's repertoire is mostly based on traditional music from Ukraine, Hungary and Romania. Their music is based on age-old tunes in modern arrangements, which paint a vivid, dramatic world full of excitement, love, mystic and enchantment. Many of the songs are taken from the local tradition of unique ethnic groups who live around Ukrainian-Polish-Slovakian borders: Lemko, Boiko and Hutsul. Some are from other parts of mysterious Carpathian region, particularly from survived Hungarian minority Csángo living in Romanian region Moldva.

With all this multicultural mix Burdon creates its own unique sound with female vocals, fiddles, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, moraharpa, double bass and percussion. They played many festival concerts around Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Germany and Canada, where they have easily captured audiences.

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The band was founded in 2002 in Lviv (Lwów, Lemberg), Western Ukraine with an aim to play music inspired by eastern european and carpathian folklore. We're using acoustic folk instruments for the best reproduction of atmosphere of old dances which didn't change through centuries. But our music is not a real authentic reflection, we play modern folklore. We don't invent any new tunes, we play old and often very famous ones, with our own arrangement and modern influences.

We've started from nordic folk music. Also the band is working upon european folk and old dance music. The range of our ethnic interests is not limited to a certain region only, so we play also Belgian, English, French & Italian tunes. And our latest interests includes traditional music of Carpathian region (Hungary, Moldavia and of course, Ukraine).

The band took part of the many festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Bielorus, Russia, Croatia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Canada.

Among the most notable:

2009SvirzhSvirzhUkraine
Viljandi Folk Music FestivalViljandiEstonia
Noc SwietojanskaLublinPoland
2008Beer FestLvivUkraine
Etnovyr Folk festLvivUkraine
Ostróda 2008 Góral & Folk music festOstróda Poland
Pidkamin' -Pidkamin'Ukraine
Trypilske Kolo ethno festRzhyshchevUkraine
Mazepa-FestPoltavaUkraine
Fliugery Lvova Jazz&Folk festLvivUkraine
Renovabis-PfinkstaktionAugsburgGermany
International WeekEdmontonCanada
Terra Heroica Medieval festivalKamianec-PodilskyjUkraine
Esztenás Fesztival Folk dance festMiskolcHungary
Kraina Mriy Ethno music festKyivUkraine
EthnoEvolution Ethno music festKosmachUkraine
2006Mikołajki Folkowe Folk music festLublinPoland
Ukraina VIVA! Art festWroclawPoland
Fliugery Lvova Jazz & Folk festLvivUkraine
Sheshory Ethno music festSheshoryUkraine
XII JAZ Festiwal Muzyki ImprowizowanejZabrzePoland
2005Europe Center Music festRahivUkraine
Lemkivska Vatra Lemko festZhdyniaPoland
Sheshory Ethno music festSheshoryUkraine
2004Mikołajki Folkowe Folk music festLublinPoland
Mech Lutskogo Zamku Medieval festivalLutskUkraine
Novohrudok Medieval festivalNovogrudokBielorus
Lemkivska Vatra Lemko festZhdyniaPoland
Sheshory Ethno music festSheshoryUkraine
Svit Tradycij Ethno music festKyivUkraine
Fliugery Lvova Jazz & Folk music festLvivUkraine
2002Mystery Medieval music festivalLvivUkraine