Skaldowie

Biography

Polish rock group formed in Summer 1965 in Cracow. Many of their compositions included references to folk music from the region the Polish Podhale region in the Tatra Mountains. References to classical music can also be found in their compositions.

Founding members:

Andrzej Zieliński - leader (the composer of most of their songs)
his younber brother Jacek Zieliński
Zygmunt Kaczmarski
Janusz Kaczmarski
Feliks Naglicki
Jerzy Tarsiński

The band was touring the USA when martial law was declared in Poland. With some of the members staying overseas and two others (Jacek Zieliński, Konrad Ratyński) returning to Poland, the band was dissolved. It did not exist in the years 1982-87.

In spring 1987 Jacei Zieliński re-activated the band.

Members of the re-activated band:

Jacek Zieliński – vocals, violin, trumpet
Konrad Ratyński – bass guitar, vocals
Jerzy Tarsiński – guitar, vocals
Wiktor Kierzkowski – percussion
Grzegorz Górkiewicz - keyboards (he used to play with Ewa Demarczyk)
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Andrzej Zieliński, since 1990

Skaldowie were rewarded the Polish medal for Merit to Culture, Gloria Artis.

Albums

Skaldowie (1967)
Wszystko mi mówi, że mnie ktoś pokochał (1968)
Cała jesteś w skowronkach (1969)
Od wschodu do zachodu słońca (1970)
Ty (1970)
Wszystkim zakochanym (1972)
Krywań, Krywań (1973)
Szanujmy wspomnienia (1976)
Stworzenia świata część druga (1976)
Rezerwat miłości (1979)
Droga ludzi (1980)
Nie domykajmy drzwi (1989)
Po śniegu, po kolędzie (1994)
Podróż magiczna (1996)
Moje Betlejem (1997)
Harmonia świata (2006)
Skaldowie dzieciom (2007)
Oddychać i kochać (2009)
Z biegiem lat (2010)

Albums issued abroad

Od wschodu do zachodu słońca – Supraphon, Tchechoslovakia (1970)
Skaldowie Kraków – Amiga, former German Democratic Republic (1971)
Skaldy – Melodia, Soviet Union (1973)

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