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Clete Bellin

Czech-style Polka
Forestville, WI

Clete Bellin is a pianist and vocalist who leads one of the outstanding Czech polka bands in the Midwest. Clete's pronunciation of the Czech language when singing is very accurate, even though he is a proud Belgian-American and speaker of the Walloon dialect of French. The Clete Bellin Orchestra plays polka music/big band moderns, and can perform for almost any occasion or dance, including concerts and shows.

Program Formats

A general presentation—by Clete, on polka as genre and tradition

A performance--by entire orchestra

Best for Ages

Mixed audiences of any age

Costs

Artist fee:

For Clete, $200;
For Orchestra, $400 or $100 per person

Expenses:

mileage

Program Needs:
For a general presentation by Clete, a piano and microphone or lecturn; for performance by orchestra, electricity, stage or set-up area, chairs

Availability:
Evenings and weekends

Past Venues:

  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1998
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison, 1998
  • Czech Fests in Nebraska
  • Ethnic fests in Dodgeville, Madison, Cedarburg, Hillsboro, Phillips and Green Bay

Contact:
Clete Bellin
N9436 Fir Road
Forestville, WI  54213
920/837-2859

Best to contact by letter or by phone before 7:30 AM or 5:30-7:00 PM.

last updated: 02/17/2009

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