This time "Pikkardiyska Tertsiya" turned to experiment, and personally I have been long waiting for it. You see, practically the whole album consists of folk songs – though the musicians themselves have adopted music to them. Still, it even makes the songs better, because nearly always the author’s adoption of folk music envisages its creative comprehension. As for "Tertsiya", it has long proved to be a gentle and inspired arranger, and in this, I think, one of the main reasons for its popularity lies. Today there are a few groups, which sing without any accompaniment. Moreover, till now "Tertsiya" has remained the leader in this respect, at least in Ukraine. Their voices do not become older, on the contrary, with time they become better, their skill and expressive power grow. In this connection, it is pleasant to note that as a matter of fact, this album is a collection of Christmas carols, and not only of Ukrainian ones. That’s the reason why it has such a title. After all, the songs like that are not simply ceremonial ones. At the bottom of fact, they are intimate, as they tell us about the joys of people’s souls, about light, which spills from the sky to our Earth, to everything, which is around us. That’s why - going back to what I was saying - the power of perception of a song by a listener depends on the power of the expressiveness of the performer’s voice. As we know, "Tertsiya" certainly does not want this power.
Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)