I was fortunate to have met Michal, in his home town of Spis~sky Hrhove Michal Smetanka, 8 years ago. I was impressed with this man not only as a Fujar an Pis!telky player but for his efforts to preserve our heritage through his work in spis~sky Hrad and his own museum, in his home town.
This site will provide you with an in depth picture of his life and work throught the world.
In 2008, I tried to visit him, along with a friend from Smizany, (Spis~). We looked for his home without success and finally stopped a young woman, (pushing a baby carriage), and asked for help.. She was his wife.
Michal was not at home because he was preparing the castle for the "upcoming", official seasonal opening.
I hope you
will enjoy his site and appreciate his efforts, in preserving Slovak Culture as well as his humanitari
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