My Land, My Beloved Country

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My Land, My Beloved Country

Executive producer: Gene Hryhorenko
Produced by: Ron Cahute
Recorded and mixed at Broken Glass Studio, Toronto by Dave MacKellar

About this Album

Band members:

Alex Holub ~ lead vocals

Ron Cahute ~ keyboards, bass

David Monis ~ drums, percussion

Michael Monis ~ guitars

Jaroslaw Hryhorsky ~ violin, viola

Background vocals: Christine Harasowska-Shewchuk, Lubomyra Moroz-Kozak, Lubomyra Pankiw, Ron Chaute, Alex Holub

About Alex Holub

Alex Holub was born in 1949 in Rivne, Ukraine where he completed his music studies. He was a singer with the Ternopil Philharmonic and with the vocal ensembles Zbruch and Vatra, and various groups that performed under the aegis of Ukrkontsert, the State concert agency.

In 1975 he emigrated to Poland, where he sang with the symphony orchestra of Warsaw radio and television. Next he moved to Paris, where he performed in the night clubs Chez Rasputin and Sheherazade.

In 1981 he came to the United Stated. He first became known to Ukrainian audiences in the United States, when he appeared at Soyuzivka, the upstate New York resort of the Ukrainian National Association. During his brief but illustrious  career in America, he performed at numerous Ukrainian community events and venues, as well as New York City night clubs.

He performed in well-known New York night clubs, always including Ukrainian songs – especially his beloved songs by the late Volodymyr Ivasiuk – in his repertoire. After that, he performed at the Ararat night club in midtown Manhattan.

Mr. Holub died on March 9, 1993 at a New York hospital after a serious illness. He was 44. In accordance with his wishes, he was buried in Rivne, Ukraine.

Playlist information

1. My Homeland ~ Words and music: H. Mozhovy

2. The Echo of Your Footsteps ~ Words and music: V. Ivasiuk

3. My Land, My Beloved Country ~Traditional

4. Starry Skies ~ Traditional

5. The First Time We Met ~ Words and music: H. Mozhovy

6. Hollyhocks ~ Words and music: V. Ivasiuk

7. In the Cherry Orchard ~ Words: Stelmach, music: Dutkowsky

8. Play Violin ~ Traditional

9. My Kiev ~ Words: Lutsenko, music: Shamo

10. My Darling ~ Words and music: I. Poklad

11. The First Snowfall ~ Words: Tkach, music: Bilash

12. I Gaze into the Heavens ~ Words: Petrenko, music: Zaremba

13. My Land, My Beloved Country ~ Traditional

14. I Look from the Hills ~ Words: Tkach, music: Bilash

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Source: LP Cover



My Land, My Beloved Country