That’s not all what Roman can do with his dulcimer. For next musical demonstration, the musician covered the dulcimer with a towel and played this way. We never saw anything like this before. How does he know where the keys are?!
Next video is – Roman Kumlyk is playing sopilka and tsymbaly at the same time. Quite an art!
Violin is one of the favorite instruments of Roman. He got a nice collection of different violins in his museum. For example, a square shaped one. The musician played some country-like tune for us on this square violin:
And finally, take a look at this tiny violin in Roman’s hands (next video). He told us a story that such little violins were made in Carpathian Mountains for kids to learn how to play a violin. When a kid was good enough in playing this small instrument, then teacher could give him a normal violin to play. I have to say, in old time in Carpathian Mountains there were no professional teachers of music, especially in such rural cities and towns like Verkhovyna and smaller. Local people were learning from each other how to play musical instruments. So, here are few tunes of mountain music from Ukraine, performed by Roman Kumlyk on this tiny violin:
Our recommendation for those who traveling in Ukrainian Carpathians – visit Kumlyk’s museum! You will have a great time, like we did!