Ian Anderson appears on ‘Shchedryk’ (Carol of the Bells)

10 February 2023

Musicians coming from different countries performing the Ukraine’s famous song ‘Shchedryk’ (Carol of the Bells) in a very special version - with combination of many voices and melodies, and in their own local languages.

Shchedryk (translated as 'Bountiful Evening') is a Ukrainian shchedrivka, or New Year's song, known in English as ‘The Little Swallow’. It was arranged by composer and teacher Mykola Leontovych in 1916 and tells a story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of wealth that will come with the following spring.