Head of section: Janez Kocmut

GSM: +386 41 574 620

E-mail: janez.kocmut@gmail.com

About section

On the initiative of the leader, Janez Kocmut, the group of folk singers and musicians – Old Friends from Kicar was formed in April 2001. They have decided to name group so, because all its members were born in Kicar; moreover, they are true friends since the days of their youth. The members of the group are three marital couples, two sister-in-laws and one niece.  With the exception of the accordion, all the instruments are home-made and their sounds match very well. The major group’s advantage is that it can sing, play and sing or just play.

During the years, the group recorded five CDs and organised fifteen international concerts by the name Kicar Sings and Plays, at which up to fifteen groups presented themselves; the total number of all performing artists was 110; they were from Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy. The group likes to return the performance; therefore, it already performed in all the mentioned countries. The group was also a guest on a TV show, called Na zdravje, on the national television. In 2017, the group received a plaque from the Municipality of Ptuj for outstanding successes in the field of amateur culture and promotion of the preservation of old customs in the wider local area.

Annually, the group has approximately 45 rehearsals and 40 to 50 performances, which; of course, takes time and sacrifices. The group’s greatest pride is friendship between its members.

Basic informations

Head of section: Janez Kocmut, GSM: +386 41 574 620, e-mail: janez.kocmut@gmail.com

Deputy Head of section: Štefka Arnuš, GSM: +386 41 207 068