All posts by M.K. Brennan

Dancing is cancelled :(

In view of the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world — and now in Maine — the board of Folk Dance Brunswick has decided to cancel Friday-night dancing through the balance of March, starting tonight (March 13), and through April, and even longer if needed, for everyone’s safety. 

We’ll get back to you with an update about our next dance.

We’ll miss you! Hope to see you soon. We’ll post virtual opportunities to get together.

A fabulous night of music: Bulgarika joins us on September 20

Folk Dance Brunswick will present “Balkan Bash III,” a dance night open to the public, with live music by the celebrated Balkan band Bulgarika, on Friday, September 20, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the People Plus community center, 35 Union Street, one block west of Maine Street, in downtown Brunswick, Maine.
All are welcome. Donation $10.
Bulgarika is a group of five master musicians with decades of performing experience, steeped in Bulgarian music and rhythms from a young age, who have delighted audiences and dancers throughout North America.
The band features Donka Koleva on vocals, Nikolay Kolev on gadulka (a string
instrument played with a bow), Temelko Ivanov on kaval (a chromatic end-blown flute),
Nikolay Kodzhabashev on tambura (a string instrument played with a plectrum), and
Marin Shalamov on tapan (a double-headed drum).
The music of Bulgaria is known for its hauntingly expressive melodies,
fascinating irregular rhythms, and fiery dance tempos.