They played various types of music, but it was mostly based on Belarusian folklore, though often with various psychedelic rock elements and later rock as well. It was one of the very few (and possibly the first) Soviet bands to tour in America in 1976. They've toured the South of the USA together with a folk band New Christy Minstrels. 1974-1980 is considered the Golden Age era of the band when it achieved top popularity in the USSR, in Eastern Europe and in other countries.
Throughout several decades many singers and musicians have been playing in "Pesniary," but the leader always remained unchanged: Vladimir Muliavin. After his tragic death in January 26, 2003 (not being able to recover from a serious car accident) four different bands laid claims to be the official descendants of the original "Pesniary" band. "Pesniary" were the best-known Soviet group coming from the Belorussian SSR.
Among their best known song are "Kasiu Yas Kanushynu" , Belavezhskaya Puscha", "Belorussia" and "Alesia".
|1971||Ты мне вясною прыснiлася||Ty mne vyasnoyu prysnilasya||I dreamt of you in spring|
|1982||Зачарованная моя||Zacharovannaya maya||My Enchanted (based on a live concert)|
|1984||Через всю войну||Cherez vsyu voynu||Throughout the Whole War|
There are also dozens of singles.