Musician Passengers Break Out in Song on Delayed Airliner

Musician Passengers Break Out in Song on Delayed Airliner

Lemon Bucket Orkestra plays on airlinerAirline passengers were lucky to be stuck on the tarmac last week when 7 members of a folk band erupted with a lively impromptu 4-song set aboard the packed Air Canada flight.

The Toronto-based Lemon Bucket Orkestra, which plays traditional jigs and energetic Eastern European folk music, was setting off for Romania to play a festival in Bucarest.

Half of the fourteen-piece “party band” pulled out their brass horn, fiddle, accordion and fife to play for the passengers who clapped and danced. (Watch the video below)

The band grew out of a relationship between a Breton accordionist with Celtic folk background and a Ukrainian fiddler. They soon discovered that others, too, were craving the energy of traditional Eastern European music in the streets and clubs of Toronto. In a few short months, the original quartet swelled into a fourteen-piece band which is gaining a reputation as the city’s liveliest party band. Their explosive take on Ukrainian, ex-Yugoslavian, Romani and other traditional songs and their desire to play anywhere and everywhere has lit up Toronto’s urban folk scene. www.lemonbucket.com

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