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Canada’s women-led Eastern European folk band!

A Polish-Canadian folk band started by and named for courageous Polish women, Polky (“Polish women”) came together through a shared passion for fun and upbeat Eastern European music. By adding a uniquely Canadian multicultural flavour, Polky puts its twist on traditional forms, creating something new and timeless. They take you on a musical journey to Poland, the melting pot of Eastern and Central Europe, with Ukrainian, Jewish, and Slovak musical influences!

The band performed at the Danforth Music Hall, opening for Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Boogát, the Aga Khan Museum, Polish and Ukrainian Festivals, and Canadian folk festivals such as Summerfolk, Ashkenaz, Memoires et Racines, Sunfest, Stan Rogers, and it was an official showcasing artist at Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International, Mundial Montreal promoting Polish and Eastern European folk to North American audiences.

Their first EP, Immigration (2018), was inspired by Polish traditional music from the Mazovia region, Polish mountains, immigration to Canada, and... Led Zeppelin! Their debut album, Songs From Home (2020), described by Songlines Magazine as an "energetic wilderness," celebrates the multicultural city of Toronto and the band’s Polish roots. It was nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards 2022 in three categories and won the Traditional Singer of The Year Award for Ewelina Ferenc.

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