Violins For Hope! Musicians From Around The World Join To Play Ukrainian Folk Song.

screenshot of a video put together by british violinist kerenza peacock where she edited together nine videos of ukrainian violinist playing the Ukrainian folk song “verbovaya doschechka” on their instruments

As the people of Ukraine fight for their freedom, people across the world continue to search for ways to help, including through the universal language of music.


For British musician Kerenza Peacock, that meant organizing “an international violin choir of support.” She reached out to several young musicians on Instagram, asking them to send her videos of themselves playing a Ukrainian folk song called “Verbovaya Doschechka.” She was hopeful that enough people would be interested to pull it off, but soon enough, her inbox was flooded with submissions.

“Watching each video as it arrived in my inbox was very emotional,” Kerenza said. “It is like everyone is praying with their violins.”

In the end, she managed to put together a beautiful video featuring 94 violinists from 29 countries, several of which were in bomb shelters in Ukraine as they played. The video has gone on to receive over 300,000 views and is being used as a way to encourage donations to various charities that are helping Ukraine and her people.

Watch their moving, collaborative performance below and don’t forget to share.

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