More than that, now Petro Shchur is very welcomed to perform on the big shows and concerts in Ukraine. For example, October 11-12, 2008 he performed on the Nivroku rock-festival in Ternopil, together with known Ukrainian bands. Petro had an unbelievable success on the festival; lots of his Internet-fans asked about his autograph, they wanted to touch to their idol, they yelled “Shchur! Shchur”, so musicians that performed after the Shchur, had a hard time to do their job.
Anyway, the festival is over, Petro got back to his village’s life, but his popularity is continuing to grow, even not depend from him (what a power of Internet!). By the way, Petro Shchur has neither cell phone nor a regular home phone. To invite him to performances, a producers of concerts and shows have to drive to his village personally.
Here is the video on YouTube that made popular a folk singer from the Western Ukraine