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Polish Koledy or Christmas Carols

By December 26, 2009

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Polish Christmas Carol Sheet Music
Polish Christmas Carol Sheet Music
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Hearing a Christmas carol or koledy sung in Polish can bring back shivers of memories, but finding the lyrics can be a problem. Well, not anymore. I ran across a wonderful website on not only Polish music, but all things Polish -- Spuscizna, a Polish heritage research group.

I was delighted to see that Gene Mikrut, band leader and accordion player extraordinaire and a personal acquaintance, has generously taken the time to include the words and play the music for many koledy, Polish wedding marches and other songs on the site.

And if you're a fan of the Polish Prince, there is a recording of Bobby Vinton's "Santa Must Be Polish" on the site. It's all great fun.

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December 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm
(1) Walt Gach says:

Nice stuff, Bash…I rather enjoyed this!

December 31, 2009 at 9:19 am
(2) cindy sabol says:

I totally enjoy your column!!! At Christmas did you ever hear of the turan?? I don’t know if I spelled it correctly. Actually men from our parish will carol and come to the homes bringing this reindeer on a stick with them. I was scared to death of it, and the first time my daughter saw it, she was hysterical, too. Now she is 17 and at our small Polish church party inSummit Hill, Pa, she is the reindeer. We want to continue this tradition, but Polish Christmas carols are dying here. We keep plugging away and thoroughly enjoy our Christmas Eve supper and Polish traditions. Thanks so much for what you’re doing!!!

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