FOLK group Jonah's Lift will be lifting the roof this Friday when they sing a Ukrainian folk song - in Ukranian - in aid of war relief fund and they need your help.

On April 8 members of the band will be recording a live video of them and the audience singing the traditional and popular Ukrainian Folk Song - "The Red Viburnum" at an open mic night at the Mariners Pub on Falmouth's waterfront.

They want as many people as possible to come down and join them in the singing and playing of the song to raise money for the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

There will be a quick rehearsal with phonetic song sheets for people to be able to sing Ukrainian in one minute! Then a live video and sound recording of the traditional and popular Ukrainian folk song accompanied by all the musicians available wil be recorded.

You can watch a similar version by searching "Ukrainian Folk Song" on Youtube and watch and listen to the Army Mix version. This also has the phonetic words for people to learn or become familiar before Friday.


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The band will then edit the videos taken and make a music video featuring all those attending to upload on their Youtube channel, and a track on where supporters can download the track for a fee.

Open Mic session

Open Mic session

After costs to the platform (about 20 per cent), the amount raised will go directly to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund (Currently at around £16m)

"We want to show Ukrainians that Falmouth residents support there plight, and we invite people to come dressed in any yellow and blue they have to echo the Ukrainian flag," said band member Wayne Booth (Captain Kelly).

"Jonah's Lift thank everyone involved, including the manager and crew at The Mariners for their venue."

The event kicks off at 9pm at the Mariners pub (formerly The Cutty Sark) on Friday, April 8.