This year the Festival is being held in Rivne, Rivne oblast (county) The days proceedings start with a religious service and the blessing of instruments. This will be followed by an exhibition of current HG's and a talk cum display on the technical nuances of making your own instrument. Later, a discussion will take place on the theme "Lirnyky of Volyn and Polissia" with a presentation of recordings of the lirnyk Vasyl Kuzmycha from Rozvoriany village in Peremyshlany district. Further planned input will be songs from Polissia utilising the recordings of Oleksij Oshurkevvych and the early day's events finishing with a documentary film entitled "Free People".
The festive day culminates with an evening Gala Concert with performances by present day lirnyky namely Layosh Molnar (Lviv), Oleksander Trius (Romyn), Andrij Liashuk (Rivne), Mychailo Haj and Lirnyk Yarema (both Kyiv) and other lira enthusiasts.
- special thanks to Myron Postolan for the above information
see the fb group "Ukrainian Hurdy Gurdy - (Kolisna Lira)"