“Pikkardiyska Tertsiya”, commissioned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, created a new version of “Hey, Falcons” as a sign of gratitude and respect for Poles. Premiere of the piece: April 16, 2022
This is not the first time that we are met with the expressions of gratitude that the Ukrainians have shown us for all the help we have provided in this difficult time. This time, apart from wishes and expressions of gratitude to the Polish diaspora in Manitoba, we received a special request. A resident of Winnipeg, Ukrainian, who graduated from music school in Lviv with a member of the band “Pikkardiyska Tertsiya”, asked the Canadian Polish Congress in Manitoba to share with Poles in Canada the premiere performance of the song “Hey falcons” in a new Polish-Ukrainian version.
«The war showed who is our brother» – these are the words that begin a new interpretation of the famous song «Hey, Sokoly» («Hey, Falcons»), recorded by the famous Vocal formation «Pikkardiyska Tertsiya»– «Hey, Sokoly» – has long been in our repertoire, – says the artistic director of the «Pikkardiyska Tertsiya» Volodymyr Yakymets. – Our team has a rule of good manners – to sing in the languages of the countries where we perform. So at all the concerts in Poland (and we had a lot of them in 30 years of creativity!) we performed «Hey, Sokoly» in Polish – and the audience always welcomed it. The song was included in our album Tercia Pikardyjska, released in Katowice in 2003. These days, at the request of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, we have created a new record «Hey, Sokoly» – in Ukrainian and Polish. It is the sign of gratitude and respect to the Poles, who, despite all the differences in the historical past, opened their hearts during russia’s war against Ukraine – and accepted millions of Ukrainian refugees.