Russian, Ukranian, Uzebekastan, folk music,

Need help with finding folk music, but not on the classical side. I need real folk players, like Montoya is to Spanish folk guitar music. I heard a Ukranian folk trio called Voronezh play a Russian folk song called "wheat in the Fields", anybody know the composer?
Try "Band of Gypsies" by Taraf De Haidouks, Nonesuch 79641-2. Recorded live in Bucharest in 2001. In addition to the Romanian group there are guest artists from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Gypsie music is somewhat of an aquired taste and this is the real deal, not the Americanized music of the Gypsy Kings, but it is real folk music that may not be around much longer, truly a dieing art. Most of the players on the cover appear to be well over 60 years of age. Adventurous perhaps but I truly enjoy it.
Not a lot of people into this kind of music I suppose. Tweekerman we may be the only ones.
Hey Viridian, I'm hoping there will be other recommendations. I'm into Uzebekastan folk because on the Traval Channel Ian visited The remote mountain country and there was this middleage (but looked age for the high-allitude sun and hard work) woman that played a lute-type instrument and sang a beautiful folk melody, solo. Very Very nice,...she should have a CD recording. Then the local Public Station broadcasted a live recording from here in New Orleans (recorded back in March) of a Russian trio , Trio Veronzh, they played a Russian folk tune that was very very deep in feeling. I called the station and the same guy who quoted the composer name on the radio, said its of a unknown composer, just a old russian folk song. This music could only come from a russian melancholy soul. The rest of the trios songs were not from "old russia". One day i'll come across something soulful of Russia. Keep in touch, i'll do the same.
Please, if you find anything interesting e-mail me with the record company and catalog number. You can e-mail me direct at I have one more for you, really more improvisatinal than folk but makes up for it with real audiophile sound. Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic, "Krushevo" M.A Recordings, 44. Recorded in a stone church in Macedonia. Kind of the opposite direction from my previous recommendation, rather introspective.