«BURYA», storm in Ukrainian, came into existence, around 1970 as a four piece band. Until 1979 it has expanded to 7 members, all from the Toronto area. The highly skilled musical talent of BURYA has provided entertainment to audiences of all manner of functions — weddings, dances, bar mitzvahs and festivals. The band is unique in its versatility and arrangements. It is equally at home with waltzes and polkas,as it is with rock, disco, latin and swing. Its music is enjoyed by both young and old. The band likes to play requests and is noted for providing its audiences with an exciting evening of entertainment.

Perhaps you may detect a Prairie flavour in the music. Ron Cahute, the leader and accordionist started his musical career at an early age as a drummer in the band of his late father, Maurice Cahute. It was from this experience that Ron acquired a love and appreciation of Ukrainian music of the Prairie Provinces of Canada. This music in the early years of Ukrainian western settlement of Canada was left to develope on its own, almost completely severed from ties with Ukraine and provides an interesting annal in musical history. It is both Ukrainian and Canadian.

Although this record has a Prairie flavour, it is not exclusively so. The music it contains includes the variety and talent that is BURYA.

1979 line-up:
Ron Cahute – Leader, accordion, bass, organ, synthesizer, vocals
Jaroslaw Hryhorsky – violin, viola
Len Steciuk – guitar, violin, vocals
David Monis – percussion
Ron Lutz – saxophone
Mike Romanick – clarinet, saxophone
Tom Romanick – saxophone


Буря Discography Tracks


HRS 1193 Буря - Буря I = Burya I album art Burya* Буря I = Burya I(LP) Harmony Records (9) HRS 1193 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
HRS 1214 Буря - Буря III = Burya III album art Ron Cahute And Burya* Буря III = Burya III(LP) Harmony Records (9) HRS 1214 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
GYPR-85 Буря - Live In Toronto album art Burya* Live In Toronto(LP) Not On Label GYPR-85 Canada 1985 Sell This Version