About our Group
The Písečan Folklore Group has been operating since 1975 in the beautiful South Bohemian city of Písek.
A group of almost fifty enthusiastic dancers, musicians and singers draws on and adjusts traditional music and dances, mainly from the historical Prácheň Region.
This group of folklore fans preforms every year at many events in Bohemia - folklore festivals, municipal celebrations and many other cultural events. Lovers of fairy tales can also remember Písečan from the Troška's film for kids Princezna ze mlejna.
During the last 40 years the Group visited not only a lot of European countries (Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and others), but it was also invited to the World Folklore Festival in China where it gained admiration and appreciation. Thanks to their skills, the members of the Group got an opportunity to visit and travel around Taiwan in 2015.
Since 1994 Písečan has been an organizer of the International Folklore Festival in Písek. Moreover, since 2007 the Group has been performing in the Fráni Šrámka Theater in Písek during advent with the Christmas Písečan show and since 2015 it has been organizing the traditional Maypole Erection celebration in spring.