Nestor Shydlowsky

Born and raised in Tolstoi, Manitoba

Nestor had a great love for Ukrainian Music when growing up.  His Dad played the Violin and sang Ukrainian songs.  Nestor started playing Drums and Accordion at Ukrainian weddings at the age of 16. 

He formed his first band “The Royal Polka Kings” and recorded 4 albums.

Later he formed another group “Family Love” and recorded 1 album.

As years went on he started “The Ukrainian Old Timers” which are still going strong.  They have recorded 28 Recordings.

Nestor has also been instrumental in creating the “Ukrainian Musicians Association” and “Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame”.

Nestor is very devoted to Ukrainian music and has a great passion for Old Time Traditional Ukrainian music.