Folks - Thanks to the valuable input from Russian speaking friends,
and great thanks to the final edits by Anton Yakovlev (below),
here is an edited and hopefully final version of "Navalny" with  an English translation.
Eternally grateful - 
John Dull
Вот цветы для вас.
Слова, чтобы петь в тюрьме,
        созданной у нас.
Цветы, слова, теперь и ваша кровь.
Кровь, цветы, слова, любовь.
                                                      c 2024 JMH Dull 

Here's some flowers for you     Words to sing in a prison here

Flowers, words, and now your blood        Blood, flowers, words, love.

                                                     c 2024 JMH Dull
After Navalny’s death, several news clips showed folks being arrested for placing flowers at memorials in Russia. 
One morning, over coffee, some lines in Russian came to me. 
Above is the poem and English translation.
for further information about:  Anton Yakovlev › anton-yakovlev
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Anton is a graduate of Harvard University and a former education director at Bowery Poetry Club. Books: "The Last Poet of the Village" and others.


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      9/17/23 - David Rimelis / John Dull - was a great event! - thank you all!

11/12/23 Concert DESCRIPTION

A rousing acoustic folk-rock session with fiddle; mandolin; banjo; percussion and guitar. Beautiful vocal harmonies. Standards and originals. Multiple artists and styles.                                                                                                 Concert billed as: “Martin & John Dull and Friends”  bios and info below -                                                                     Loretta and Gary Hagen; Martin Dull; Kyle Hancharick; Ted Clancy; Dave Rimelis; Alex Zetelski; John Dull - below


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Loretta Hagen -

With four critically acclaimed CDs to her credit and awards such as JAM (NJ Acoustic Award), NJ Folk Festival song competition, Just Plain Folks awards, Connecticut Folk Fest, Loretta performs in premier venues, and shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Kim Richey, John Gorka, Roger McGuinn, Richie Havens and more.


Martin Dull -;

Martin Dull is a singer, songwriter and visual artist who has played with local and national folk or indie acts such as Pete Seeger; Bethany and Rufus; Tom Paxton and Floyd Vivino. In the fall of 2007 he released the EP, Patent Pending, which received positive reviews and spawned an East Coast tour. In 2010 he toured as lead singer for the rock band, The Briar Patch. In 2013, Dull began pursuing a degree in the visual arts. His forthcoming and first full solo album, Caoine, will be released over the next year.


Kyle Hancharick -

It’s always been about the music for Kyle Hancharick, a singer/songwriter from Warwick, New York. His passionate performances are punctuated by a crisp acoustic guitar and soaring tenor vocals giving voice to his smart, relatable compositions. His roots are firmly planted in contemporary folk music. Ellis Paul covered Kyle’s upbeat love song “How You Say Goodbye” on his album, “The Storyteller’s Suitcase.”


David Rimelis -

David Rimelis’ music has been performed by orchestras nationally and internationally, including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Lincoln Center, the New York pops and the New Jersey pops.  In 2015 he won the Alabama Allstate orchestra commission. In 2016 the Madison string quartet released a collection of his chamber music. In 2017 the Slapin Solomon duo released a collection of his viola duets. His music is featured in the 2021 film “The Conductor.” 


Ted Clancy -

Ted Clancy is a multifaceted musician, composer, producer, educator, recording engineer and sound system designer who is currently very active in the North Jersey region. In 2022 he is in the process of building a new recording studio and beginning a new composition project for a 7-piece jazz ensemble


Alex Zetelski



John Dull -

For 30+ years, John Dull has been a staple artist in the national acoustic folk scene. Credits include performances with Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul and Mary; Richie Havens; The Oak Ridge Boys; Emmylou Harris; Tom Paxton; Tom Chapin and others.  


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Folk Concert – Sunday, Nov 24 – Fordham University
“The Arts Meet Neuroscience” – song and art PowerPoint –


With Visual arts by Martin Dull; music by John and Martin Dull
Hosted by Fordham University, in cooperation with the Manhattan Psychological Association and JMHD Productions
Folks – Another gripping concert at the Fordham University Hall.  Martin and John Dull - scheduled to present a concert with power-point entitled:  “The Arts Meet Neuroscience – Perspectives on Transcendence” – Nov. 24 – 1pm. 
24 November 2019, Sunday at 1:00-2:00 pm

Fordham University, 113 West 60 Street (+9 Ave), Hall 1018


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 Nov 24 - Fordham University

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"The Arts Meet Neuroscience" - acoustic concert ---arts and environmental expo" - Rutherford NJ - tix available here

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Hackensack Riverkeeper presents

A Pete and Toshi Seeger Wetlands Preservation Event - SOLD-OUT                

"Uncle Floyd/John Dull and Friends"        

Environmental Expo and Concert

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Expo - 7:15 pm   ---    concert - 8:05 pm

15 Environmental Organizations represented with pro-active booths!

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"An evening of outlandish chuckles and thoughtful folk provocation!!!"




Sunday, May 5 - "The Arts Meet Neuroscience" - Martin and John Dull lecture concert - Hunter College NYC


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I can kneel and pray for a nation ---

This anthem in relation to god.

The wise will nod

and guarantee

Expressions of my being free.

I can kneel and pray for a nation.





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"And so keep on while we live
Until we have no, no more to give
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger
And when these fingers can strum no longer
Hand the old banjo to young ones stronger

So though it's darkest before the dawn
These thoughts keep us moving on
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrows
Through all this world of joy and sorrow
We still can have singing tomorrows"

RIP Pete, and thank you for the good run. We love you.

a fine local citizen; committed global citizen; citizen of the universe

from song - "Quite Early Morning"  C Pete Seeger