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Raphael Lopatka

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(1) Vocal, choral arrangements of Ukrainian Christmas carols.
(2) Instrumental arrangements of Ukrainian carols and folk music.

(1) Arrangements of Ukrainian Christmas carols in four-part harmony for choirs of mixed voices: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. The carols are harmonized in accordance with the practices of traditional, classical harmony and are printed in the style and form used by the publishers of church hymns.
Thirty-one of the more familiar carols have been printed in two separate volumes. The words and music in both volumes are the same. However, one volume has the words printed in the Ukrainian (cyrillic) script, while the other is a transliterated version, using the Roman (Latin) script.
(2) The instrumental arrangements consist of selected Ukrainian Christmas carols and of several selected Ukrainian folk songs. These are arranged for a variety of string ensembles.

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Raphael would be willing to explain any aspect of the work he has done more fully to anyone interested in it. Some topics of interest might be: the sources of the carols, the criteria that guided my selection of the carols to work on, and the harmonies he employed.
A proper presentation and explanation would require a suitable place, and a keyboard to demonstrate specific musical aspects with which we would deal.

Larysa Luciw

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Home Edmonton Website: http://larysaluciw-photography.artistwebsites.com
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A Kindergarten teacher that enjoys photography, Larysa’s favourite things to take pictures of are abandoned homes and buildings

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Larysa sells copies of her photographs.

Denise Lucyshyn

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-466-1448
Biography

Denise is a music composer and instructor. She is the registrar at Vanguard College and teaches there as well. Denise also enjoys being a cantor and is available for weddings, funerals and liturgical services.

Lianna Makuch

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Cell Phone: 1-780-993-0595 Website: http://www.pyreticproductions.ca
Biography

Lianna Makuch is a theatre actor, creator, instructor and artistic producer. She manages audience outreach and communications for Edmonton events and teaches theatre workshops and classes for students of all ages. She is a founder, manager and teacher with Spark ! Youth Camp.
Lianna is a greaduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta. She is the playwright and primary performer of “Blood of our Soil” which premiered March 1-9, 2018.

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Lianna is available as an actor/performer, creator/playwright, drama and theatre educator. She teaches workshops for students and adults and does media promotion and event production and promotion.

Marango Pie

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Contact: Ernie Miciak Home RR #2 Westerose Ab T0C 2V0 Canada Home Phone: 780-586-2509 Website: http://www.marangopie.ca
Biography

Marango Pie is a traditional Ukrainian music band with a contemporary feel.

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Marango Pie is available for concerts and performances.

Ludvik Marianych

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Home Phone: 780-662-2044
Biography

Ludvik has been involved in music for many years. He performs, conducts and instructs instrumental music, is a vocal coach. Ludvik is the conductor and driving force behind the Chaika Concert Ensemble.

Christine Mason

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Home Phone: 780-972-4842
Biography

Christina makes and sells jewelry. Contact her for more information.

Jo-anne Matvichuk

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Home Edmonton Cell Phone: 780-999-9564
Biography

Jo-Anne is an Edmonton based jewelry designer and painter. She has loved loud colours and jewelry since childhood and finds much enjoyment in what she does.

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Jo-Anne sells her jewelry at street fairs, agricultural fairs and trade shows. Painting is new to her and so far she has only taken part in Art Walk 2014. Jo-Anne is always happy to speak about what she does and to teach if there is interest.

Lisa and Karen McDonald

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Home Edmonton, Ab and Cody Wy. Home Phone: 307-250-4633 Website: http://www.nazdorovya.com/korovai.htm%20
Biography

Following in the footsteps of their Babtsya, Malania Hontaryk, one of Edmonton’s renowned korovai’nytsi, Karen and Lisa help you celebrate your wedding, anniversary or special event with a korovai, korovaichyky and dough doves.

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You can see past work in their korovai gallery, ask questions and order online at http://www.nazdorovya.com/korovai.htm or on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ukrainiankorovai

Stefan Melnychenko

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-433-3263
Biography

Stefan has painted for over 40 years. He graduated from the National Institute of Applied Arts(now the National Academy of Fine Arts), in Lviv, Western Ukraine. He lectured at the National Institute of Applied Arts from 1973 until 1978, and participated in numerous group art exhibitions in Ukraine.
Stefan was an Art Consultant for the State Historical Archives of the Ukraine, in Lviv from 1978 until 1988. He completed numerous unique artworks for a special scientific and methodical museum in this institution.
Stefan has lived in Edmonton since 1990 and has had several solo exhibtions and numerous group art exhibitions in Canada. His artworks include landscapes and seascapes portraits and icons, interior decorations (Bishops Coat of Arms) and a few murals. He works mostly in acrylic oils and oil pastel and also gouashe, soft pastel, colour pencils and tempera media. His paintings can be found in private collections in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Canada.
Most recently, Stefan painted 6 large icons for the church in his native village, Korpets, Ternopil region of Ukraine.

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Stefan Melnychenko sells originals and prints of his work. Please contact him for information. Stefan is available to demonstrate painting.

George Melnyk

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Home Calgary
Biography

George is a writer of non-fiction, poetry and essays. George is the author of a large number of books that are available through him.

Cassie Merko

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Home Edmonton Website: http://www.cassiesroom.blogspot.ca
Biography

Cassie is a self published writer, author. who publishes her books online. Cassie has published 3 memoir books, a poetry book and a fictional novel. Cassie’s books are available to purchase, either hard cover or as a download thru her blog-site.
She also blogs on-line.

Millenia

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Contact: Bobby Yakoweshen Home Edmonton Cell Phone: 780-477-9250 Website: http://www.milleniaband.com
Biography

Millenia plays traditional ukrainian music in a modern progressive style. They also do a vast number of covers from Johnny Cash to AC/DC.

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Millenia is available for any event: weddings, zabavas, malankas, etc.
Millenia currently have 4 CD’s available for purchase, and thru i-tunes.

Mitelka Folkloric Theatre (MFT)

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Contact: Carol Wookey Home Box 14 Cleardale Ab T0H 3Y0 Home Phone: 780-685-3813 Cell Phone: 780-834-7680 Website: http://www.mitelka.com
Biography

Mitelka Folkloric Theatre offers a rounded dance program to all ages: classical, character, pop, creative, folk and international rhythms. It also creates its own stories through a unique blend of dance, drama and music. Recent productions include, “Ludo and the Star Horse”, “oh, My Canada”, “Swan Lake”, “Celtic Warrior” (Ireland), “A Grain of Rice” (China), “Abiyoyo” (Africa).

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Carol has a Ukrainian Bilingual Folk Song Book available for sale as well as some children’s books based on the Ukrainian folk stories they have staged. Carol also has a complete script of the epic musical “Echo of the Steppes” ready for the professional theatre. This was staged in the Peace country in 2006.

Marion Mutala

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Home #408 – 2311 Mceown Ave Saskatoon Sk S7J 2H3 Website: http://www.babasbabushka.ca
Biography

Marion Mutala has a master’s degree in education administration and taught for 30 years. With a mad passion for the arts she loves to write, sing, folkdance, play guitar, garden, travel, and read. Marion’s teaching and life experiences help her develop unique stories and songs, and her poetry has appeared in print as well. Marion is the author of the “Babas Babushka” trilogy that follow young Natalia through her magical adventures learning about traditional Ukrainian customs for Easter, Christmas and Weddings.

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Marion’s books are available for purchase through her web-site and local book stores. Marion is available for readings and presentations about her books.

MY Ukrainian Dance Academy

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Contact: Monica Palahniuk Home 168 Deer Ridge Dr. St. Albert Ab T8N 6G9 Cell Phone: 780-975-8277 Cell Phone: 780-222-2532 Website: http://www.myukrdance.com
Biography

The MY Ukrainian Dance Academy is a highly skilled cultural group of dancers.
We are disciplined, dedicated and determined to preserve Ukrainian Dance and bring it to a new level of expertise while adding a unique and modern flair.
Since our beginning in 2005, we continue to showcase our passion through dance, costume and music which awarded us many accolades and opportunities such as Most Promising Dancers, Adjudicator’s Choice and High Audience Appeal.

Fr. Bo (Bohdan) Nahachewsky

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Home Fr. Bo Nahachewsky c/o St. Stephen Protomartyr Church 4903 – 45th Street S.W. Calgary Ab T3E 3W5 Work Phone: 403-249-4818
Biography

Fr. Bo (Bohdan) is a consecrated iconographer and full time priest who writes traditional Icons using Egg Tempra and 24 K gold leaf. These sacred images are used in churches, schools and homes across western Canada. Fr. Bo also teaches workshops for adults, as well as school workshops for all ages.

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Please contact Fr. Bo directly. Fr. Bo does teach some workshops and has open studio time.

Iris Olinek

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Home 3724 – 32 St. Edmonton Ab T6T 1G1 Home Phone: 780-462-6591 Cell Phone: 780-975-8502
Biography

Iris recently retired after working at the Ukraine Cultural Heritage Village, where she was involved with developing and demonstrating interpretive programming. This included pysanka demos, ritual bread demos and all Ukrainian Canadian traditions. As will, Iris was involved with recruiting volunteers. Iris has now added quilting, knitting, sewing and making greeting cards to her list of artistic abilities.

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Iris is available to demonstrate her arts and sells her products as well.

Mitchell Palahniuk

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Home 168 Deer Ridge Dr St. Albert Ab T8N 6G9 Home Phone: 780-460-5498 Cell Phone: 780-340-8297
Biography

Mitchell is a high school student who loves to play the tsymbala (dulcimer).

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Mitchell is available to play at weddings, festivals and cultural events.

Raynelle Paramonova

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Radiste Design Home 2809 31 Street Edmonton Ab T6T 1V1 Home Phone: 780-461-5787 Cell Phone: 780-966-5787
Biography

We are specialists in the creation of Gerdany- seed-beaded jewellery and the rejuvenation of ‘Korali’- coral necklaces. Also, Raynelle is an artist- working in pastel, watercolour, pen & ink and clay.

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Raynelle is available to teach jewelry and fine arts classes. She is also interested in submitting her fine art pieces and jewelry in fine art shows. Check for Radiste Design on Etsy.com