In 2016, on the basis of the Kalinka Language School, a Russian language club opened in Dublin. I remember our first meeting, exciting and long-awaited. I asked myself if I could interest people of different ages, foreign students with our conversations about Russian language , literature, music, history, and Russia in general. There were a lot of worries, but as soon as our first meeting happened, proposals from the students themselves poured out what subjects they were interested in to continue the Club.
On the 4th of November, 2017 in Dublin, we had our regular meeting of friends of the club of Russian language and culture, which was devoted to Russian folk singing. It was an unforgettable meeting that enriched the knowledge of foreign students about Russian folk singing, traditions and history. It was very pleasant that the students and guests showed a keen interest in the topic of the conversation.
This time, the meeting was attended by adult students from Ireland, Japan, Spain, Russia … As always there were many more who wanted to come to the club, but, unfortunately, sometimes circumstances do not allow everyone to attend every our meeting. And yet we were many, and the meeting was very pleasant and useful. Everybody listened with great interest to the presentation about Russian folk singing on the big screen, saw the Russian national costume, listened to different folklore Russian music, practiced Russian spoken language, performed creative assignments, communicated in Russian and English in a relaxed friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea.
Student Siobhan sang Russian folk song, and students David, Anne and Shounid sang their folk songs in English.
Thank you very much to the people who helped our meeting to become bright and interesting! Many thanks to Tatyana Senkina and Larisa Tolmachyova for the provided costumes and products from Khokhloma.
Special thanks to the little Inezsochka and her mother Nadezhda Lagodina for the singing of Russian folk songs. It was very beautiful and cheerful! Many thanks to our Irish friend Mel for his help in organizing the club, and big thank you to my friends for their support! Everyone is great! Love you all!
See you soon again my dear friends! 🙂