Creativity and various inspirations
Balonique is for balfolk. Band’s repertoire consists of French, Breton, Portuguese, Scandinavian and Polish traditional dance tunes of original arrangements. They are based in Poznań and play all around the country, notably on Poznań balfolk events, Warsaw Folk Lore Festival or for WroBal Wroclaw community. The group formed after numerous informal and spontaneous gigs and dance parties under the Balfolk Poznan banner. Known for its participation in Gwerenn band, Julia Sielicka is a versatile flute and tin whistle player of multicultural ethno and jazz inspirations; Miron Stieler – a classicaly taught, nonetheless an untamed traditional music lover, an experienced fiddler-multiinstrumentalist, arranger, teacher and the band’s leader; Jakub Szczygieł – an Irish flute player and a fiddle backer, also known from Strays Irish trad band and Celtic Tree song-and-tune group, one of the world-recognised duet family tin whistle-making workshop Goldfinch Whistles; Michał Zajączkowski – a creative guitarist and an active Irish trad session music propagator of Poznan, also known as the guitar backer of Irish trad band Strays.