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Town of Aurora Concert Series

The American Rogues will be on stage on Thursday, October 7th, in Aurora, ON. This is their second time performing at the Colours of Fall Concert. Due to the limited capacity, residents must pre-register in advance for this event.
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Olympic Hymn

Did you know that the Olympic Hymn, also known as the Olympic Anthem, was performed for the first time in 1896 at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece? The choral cantata of the Olympic Anthem was written by opera composer Spyridon Samaras, while the lyrics were written by Kostis Palamas. In 1958, at the 54th…
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FESTIVAL des TRADITIONS du MONDE

Great news for all the fans of the American Rogues! The band will be performing at the FESTIVAL des TRADITIONS du MONDE on Sunday, August 15th. This is their 9th year in a row being asked to perform at this amazing festival, which takes place in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The American Rogues have two shows on…
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Banjo

A banjo is a stringed instrument with a thin membrane, made of plastic or animal skin, stretched over a frame to form a resonator. It was originally used in African-American traditional music and the folk culture of rural whites, later it was frequently used in traditional jazz. There are two techniques: “rolls” and “drones”, associated…
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Interesting Facts

Flutes made of bones that date back 7,000 to 9,000 years were found in the Jiahu site of Central Henan province of China. A new category of musical instruments, electrophones or electronic instruments, was created in the twentieth century. Musical sounds are organized into patterns that have pitch and rhythm. The number of times the…
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Tin Whistle

A Tin Whistle is a Celtic woodwind instrument with six holes. It’s one of the simplest of musical instruments, in physical terms. The first mass-production of tin whistles was set up in the 1840s by Robert Clarke, while the earliest examples of bone whistles dating from the 12th century were found in Dublin, Ireland.
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The American Rogues’ new album

Great news for all American Rogues’ fans! The band is currently working on a music video in support of their new album “The Hammer”. Stay tuned for more updates!
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Quiz «Classical Music”

Classical Music If you can answer all these questions without someone else’s help or Googling, then you are definitely a classical music expert!Let’s see what your score is!  Start Quiz Question Your answer: Correct answer: Next You got {{SCORE_CORRECT}} out of {{SCORE_TOTAL}} Your Answers
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Musica Al Dente

Musica Al Dente, a classical music festival, will present a concert dedicated to the memory of the composer Giya Kancheli on October 2nd, 2020. The event will take place in Moscow, Russia. The concert will feature a pianist Polina Osetinskaya, clarinetist Julian Milkis and violinist Maxim Novikov. The Musica Al Dente festival will run until…
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Volynka

Volynka is an ancient Ukrainian bagpipe. This music instrument was named after the region Volyn in Ukraine. Volynka consists of a goat skin air reservoir and metal or wooden pipes. There are two to four playing pipes. The main one has five to eight finger holes.
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Gudok

Gudok, also known as gudochek, is an ancient Slavic 3-string music instrument. It’s a bowl-like lyre, played with a bow. Unfortunately, there is no authentic Russian gudok nowadays. All present instruments are replicas, made with genuine parts found in Novgorod, Russia.
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