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The Polskadots
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Image: The PolskadotsAbout The Polskadots

The Polskadots are a world music band based in Cork City.Originally formed with great singer/fiddler from US..Lucia Comnes.. they put their musical brains together and discovered a common love for world music.

Strongly influenced by the Finnish members of the band the Polskadots play many a Scandinavian tune but because of the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of the musicians they also share a love for gypsy music from Eastern Europe,South America,Russia and Turkey.

Led by the highly accomplished and energetic Finnish violinist,Marja Tuhkanen,they take their audiences on a musical journey around the world.As well as instrumentals they incorporate sweet and soulful songs from Macedonia,Bulgaria and Finland. Finnish box player,Piia Pakarinen,a founder member of the Dots is also a great composer and her tunes feature on their upcoming cd..Join The Dots.

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The token male in the band is the very versatile George Norman from Georgia,US who adds the South American flavour with tangos and swing tunes on his mando blaster plus mind blowing solos on acoustic mandolin.Cork violinist,Cat O'Hora is also the percussionist in the band plus sings haunting Eastern European songs.Guitarist and singer,Eileen Healy completes the line up with strong rhythm guitar and vocal harmonies.She recently released her own album 'Secret Smile' www.eileenhealy.net.. The Polskadots have played at many festivals including the Baltimore Fiddle Fair,Belfast European culture Fest and the Dunlaoghaire World Music Fest..

Website: www.myspace.com/thepolskadots

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