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Krushevo Music Festival 2015

Happy 50th Jonathan

EnglishClub’s music man Jonathan Taylor Brittunculi celebrated his upcoming 50th birthday in style at the first annual Krushevo Music Festival. Krushevo is a small village in north central Bulgaria where Jonathan lives with professional photographer Nicola Miller. Jonathan and Nicola organized the festival and invited musicians and music lovers to attend.

Krushevo Music Festival 2015

EnglishClub’s music man Jonathan Taylor Brittunculi (right with guitar) runs through a sound check with other local and visiting musical acts at Krushevo Music Festival 2015. Photo: Nicola Iona Miller Photography

Several musical acts played throughout the day and into the night, including Vladimir Totev, a famous Bulgarian writer and his partner Dimi Dimitrova from the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra. Local bands Teen Dork and No Limits also hit the stage. Other acts included Mick Black and Matt Rider from England and Jamie McDonald from Ireland. Jonathan, himself, was also part of the show.

Guitar at Krushevo Music Festival 2015

The EnglishClub poster that you see in the background was almost a no-show, however. EnglishClub sent the poster to Bulgaria for the festival, but it was seized at customs for unknown reasons. The cost to release the poster was 200 leva — twice as much as the poster itself.

Youngster at Krushevo Music Festival 2015

The all-ages event was enjoyed by all, said Taylor who develops new songs for EnglishClub on a regular basis.

“There was a wonderful mix of nationalities and cultures, and food was provided. The strict ‘bring vegetarian food only’ policy was respected which was great to see! It is hoped that this is now a yearly event.”

Krushevo Music Festival 2015 ended with an acoustic concert around the campfire.

The acoustic after show at Krushevo Music Festival 2015

The acoustic after show at Krushevo Music Festival 2015.

Photos courtesy of Nicola Iona Miller Photography
Learn more about Jonathan’s music at Brittunculi Records & Books

One Response to “Krushevo Music Festival 2015”

  1. stani Radkova says:

    Hello Dear people,
    I am interested to come and do some filming and looking for my Beautiful Bulgaria’s country sides and people like you. I am honored to find you and i am looking to help the villages in Rodope trive. I am interested in 2 places and i hope to bring my husband Nik and Identical twins 9 years old Eric and Albert Stoynov.
    We didn’t had a chance to visit Bg since the kids and i am HOME SICK especialy in the bush..
    I miss nature life in bg AND last time i vizited Rodopes was in may 2007. TODAY I LIKE TO ORGANIze concerts on top of the peacs and Make Concerts and fashion shows and movies in this lovely neighbourhood!
    I am writhing a short story of my unfortunate accidents like Pedofiles and Rape in my past until 1990. I am blessed with my talents after NDE and OBE made me think i am crazy and my personal positive struggle with 27 years of repression on how not to live my life made me choose a stranger and now husband who works too much and due to his devotion for UBC we had a no time to enjoy all of this beauty until February 10,11+,2016 ORION Constalation and Planets these few nights showed their real figures of life.
    my life is not the same i ‘ve been chanelled and the knowledje I posess since then is helped me find you and i like to get in touch with you. FB stani Radkova has some interesting pics. I need to learn how to trust people, because i ‘ve lost everithing in Sofia due to my family and their griddiness and today i am on a hurry to come and meet with talents like you.
    I don’t have time for jokes since no one from the bulgarians here tried to help us until today.
    I like to revive my childhood dreams before and make them reality. I love people and my kids are my world.
    The future is now.
    i Hope to here from you soon
    10 hrs diference
    Thank you so much

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