Category Archives: Entertainers

Tatry Polish Folk Song and Dance Company of Oshawa

Tatry was founded by father Józef Calik, a priest with St Hedwig’s Parish, whose priests to this day offer spiritual care of our team, and a group of parents wishing to maintain the Polish culture and tradition in Canada. The aim of the group is to present, promote and preserve the traditional Polish folk culture.

Currently, Tatry has over 100 members, aged from 3 years old to young adults. Each age group demonstrates their enthusiasm and skill at numerous concerts in Canada and abroad.

We had the honor to take part in international festivals in Taiwan, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Poland (Rzeszow, Iwonicz Zdrój) and made guest appearances in Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, Buffalo, Toledo, London, Brantford, Brampton, Grimsby, and many other cities and towns. Every year we also take part in the parade and celebrations of Oshawa’s Fiesta Week.

Tatry performs on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage on Sunday at 4:00.

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Polish folklore song and dance ensemble Harnasie was formed over 35 years ago and is affiliated with the Organization of Polish Highlanders in Canada. Their goal is to preserve the cultural heritage of this group of Polish expats and their descendants who were born overseas.

They are frequent performers at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival.

This year they are performing on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage on Sunday at 5:00.

You can learn more from their Facebook page.

Michael O’Grady and Friends

A perennial Roncy favourite, Michael O’Grady has performed at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival and Roncy Rocks! many times.

Contrary to popular belief Michael O’Grady was NOT born with a tin whistle in his hand – but he may have stirred his pablum with it.

It seems music has always been a major part of this singer-songwriter’s life. Born in Toronto, O’Grady attended St. Michael’s Choir School where he studied theatre, vocals and piano. On the side he learned guitar, tin whistle, accordian and Irish Dance (you know normal activities for a teenage boy).

Michael O’Grady will once again host his Saturday evening “Michael O’Grady and Friends” on the BIA Local Talent Stage on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., bringing awesome local musicians to entertain you.

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Cracovia Dance Ensemble

The goal of the Cracovia Dance Ensemble is to promote, educate, and maintain the importance of beautiful Polish dances, songs and traditions to future generations.

Throughout the over 50 years of Cracovia’s existence, the dancers have proudly represented Polish culture not only in their local London, Ontario, but also in other Canadian cities, the USA and in Poland. In London they are often labelled as the flag bearers of the Polish Community.

Cracovia performs on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage at 1:00 on Saturday.

You can learn more about Cracovia on their Facebook page.

The Boxcar Boys

The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of Dixieland jazz, Klezmer, and folk music performed with a good time New Orleans spirit. The Boxcar Boys are the combined forces of clarinetist and tunesmith John David Williams (Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, The Roofhoppers), jazz master Karl Silveira on trombone (The Lemon Bucket Orkestra), violin whiz Laura C. Bates (Trent Severn) soulful accordionist Ronen Segall, innovative washboard player Justin Ruppel (Devin Cuddy Band, The Double Cuts) and JUNO nominee Rob Teehan (Heavyweights Brass Band, Saidah Baba Talibah) on sousaphone.

The Boxcar Boys will be performing on the Scotiabank Copernicus Stage on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

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Kapela Znad Baryczy

We are pleased to be able to present Kapela Znad Baryczy, famed Polish band, at the 2014 Roncesvalles Polish Festival.

Kapela Znad Baryczy is currently in the middle of their Canadian tour. They play contemporary urban folk based on the sounds of the Greater Southern and Eastern Borderlands. The band formed in 1987 and has played extensively across Europe.

Kapela Znad Baryczy performs on the Scotiabank Copernicus Stage on Saturday at 4:00.

You can learn more from their website:


Polonez Polish Song and Dance Ensemble of Cambridge

The “Polonez” Polish Song and Dance Ensemble in Cambridge has become a very active part of the Polish community’s everyday life. Dancers are present at every celebration held at the Polish Club. They perform for the Independence Day of Poland on November 11th, Constitution of May 3rd Day, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days, Christmas and many other celebrations. Year after year they are invited for Multicultural Festivals in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, as well as many Polish festivals all over Southern Ontario.

Polonez will perform on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage on Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Lechowia Polish Canadian Folk Dance Company

With its own unique flair and style, Toronto’s award winning Lechowia Polish Canadian Dance Company recreates for the stage the rich artistry of polish folk culture while delighting its audiences at home and abroad!

Lechowia performs on Saturday on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage at 2:00, on the Scotiabank Copernicus Stage at 6:00, and on Sunday on the Scotiabank Copernicus Stage at 6:00.

Learn more about Lechowia here.