From the Hungarian plains to the Transylvanian alps at Melbourne Recital Centre

Vardos have been serenading audiences around the world since late last century, driven by wild violin, accordion and double bass, their gypsy-folk and Romany styled song is a rare treat in contemporary concert halls. Their travels have taken them throughout a swathe of Australian music festivals and internationally through New Zealand, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Hungary and the United States. Inhospitable mountains and wide rivers isolated certain Eastern European communities preserving their unique culture and music. Quirky instruments and wild and wacky chordal and rhythmic combinations have evolved. Along with their usual line-up, in this concert Vardos bring you the distinct tones of the rustic hurdy gurdy, and the portable Jaws harp, the milk jug, spoons and vocal percussion used by Romany people when other instruments weren't available, the flat bridge viola and 2 string double bass of Palatka where only major chords are played and the open tuned guitar, drum and fiddle combination from Maramures on the Ukrainian border.

6pm, Friday, June 29
Melbourne Recital Centre, corner Southbank Blvd and Sturt St, Melbourne
Tickets: $39/ $29  Purchase tickets here
Also available in a '2-Concert' Package with our Thursday 15th November concert. Buy two tickets for $66 Full price or $49 Concession

Duration: 1 hour, no interval

Proudly pesented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00
Melbourne Recital Centre
Vardos Tim Meyen
Performance Type
Sofia Chapman 0408 336 879

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