I have heard not so many bandura players and that’s why I do not know for sure whether they have anything in common or whether they are the same as Mykhailo Koval. Well, I think, not exactly the same. Still, if you want to see the difference, you should listen to his performance attentively – when you are engaged into any business and want to understand anything, you should be really attentive. At that it is not important whether you study the history of jazz or the ways of basketry. So, be attentive. I’m trying to explain you that it is pleasant and interesting to listen to this bandura player attentively. And it becomes even more interesting when you get to know that as a matter of fact, he is a self-taught musician. "I have tuned my bandura the way the God inspired me, and learned to play the way my soul wanted". So, everything is real. Since his experience is rather rich, his programme is not unvaried. At this disc you may hear dumas, of course, as well as psalms, social and historical songs. As for Mykhailo Koval’s singing, he sings in a low voice and calmly, so that it is easy to listen to him attentively.
Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)