|Fri 30 June - Sun 2 July
Docklands Firelight Festival, New Quay Harbour Docklands Melbourne, Australia
|Fri 14 July 2017 6-7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, 'Romania- celebrations, rituals and magic'- Vardos with Tim Meyen.
Experience the music of Eastern Europe! From the festival of marriageable girls to the magic rites of the famous Calusarii, carrying roses and brandy to graves of the dead, and of course Dracula, it is music that gives meaning to these Romanian stories and customs. With wild violin, accordion and double bass, Vardos are joined by Tim Meyen (Canberra), the only Australian musician to specialise in the haunting cimbalom (hammered dulcimer) music of Eastern Europe. SOLD OUT
|Fri 14 July 8 pm
||Celebrate Bastille Day at Philippe with a 5 course set menu and live entertainment by Sofia and Alana of Vardos from 8pm! 115 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE.
|Fri 4 August 2017 1-4pm
||'City Sounds' Queen Street Mall Stage, Brisbane, QLD
|Fri 4 August 7pm
||Vardos CD Launch! BEMAC, Brisbane with MZAZA. Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point. BEMAC is bringing two-time Queensland Music Award winners MZAZA, and Melbourne’s gypsy folk trio Vardos, together for a World Music Café spiced with furious dancing, electrifying performances and the mesmerising music of Eastern Europe. With their impressive musicianship, energetic live performances and phenomenal flair for reinventing musical traditions, both bands have firmly established themselves as leaders in Australia’s World Music scene, not only domestically but internationally as well. SOLD OUT
|Sat 5 August 7pm
Vardos with Mzaza at Mapleton Hall , 31 Obi Obi Rd Mapleton QLD. Vardos continue on their CD launch travels. Driven by Alana’s wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. They have been serenading audiences around the world since late last century. The impressive musicianship of MZAZA – deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and Flamenco guitar – embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies.
|Sat 19 August
||Monty Art- artists on Were St, Montmorency Victoria. ANNUAL ARTS SHOWCASE. Montmorency Traders are proud to present the 2017 “Artists on Were St”. Vardos play 11am at Milkbar Cafe, 11.45 at Espresso, 12.40 at Craft and Vine.
|Sat 19 August 18:30–23:00
Fresh bread, fresh wine - let's dance! Bocskai Centre, 121-123 St Georges Rd Nth Fitzroy. Hungarian folk dance for all; come along and learn some steps and enjoy some live music and fresh Lángos! (A bit like a large doughnut but with sour cream, garlic and cheese- perfect winter fare)
$15/ kids free. Featuring live music by Vardos Trio!
Élö zene, gyermek tánc foglalkozás, felnött tánc és mulatás, és friss lángos!
Belépö: $15/ gyerekek ingyen. A Talpalávalót a Vardos Trio húzza!
|Sun 20 Aug 1-3pm
||Vardos at Little Creatures, 221 Swanston St, Geelong. Come and relax this Sunday at Little Creatures Brewery and Canteen- live music by Vardos and delicious lunches!
|Friday 22 September 9-11.30 pm
||Smiths Alternative , 76 Alinga street, Canberra. Canberra Launch of our new CD, Palazzo Party, with special guest Tim Meyen on hammered dulcimer. $10/$15
|Fri 13 October 8.30pm
Vardos Album Launch- 'Palazzo Party' at The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd Brunswick, Melbourne Australia, with guest Tim Meyen on cimbalom (hammered dulcimer)
Come and celebrate Vardos's 5th album 'Palazzo Party': there will be singing, there will be dancing but please do not swing on the chandeliers.
Tickets $15/ $18 +bf
|performances since 2012 include
Hungarofeszt Hungarian festival and Goulash Festival, Hungarian Community Centre, Wantirna
Queen Victoria Night Market
Bastille Day 2016 and the first New Year's Eve party at Philippe Restaurant!
Coburg Night Market, Bridges Reserve, Coburg
Northcote Town Hall Kris Kringle Night Market
MONA Museum of Old and New Art, 655 Main Rd Berriedale, Tasmania
Open Studio 10 year celebrations of Open Studio Bar and Creperie featuring Lolo Lovina (Sydney)
Speakeasy, Flinders St accompanied by world renowned Serpent Dancer, Ronicka.
Eat Pierogi Make Love with Vardos and VULGARGRAD at the Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood.
Falls festival Byron Bay, Dec 2015- Jan 2016.
HATS Auburn Courthouse Adelaide Fringe 2016.
Mesopotamia Festival 2016.
Szent Iván Folk Fest, Sopron, Hungary 2015
Pajta Galéria, Salföld, Hungary
L'Équitable Café Marseille, France.
Guinguette Le Tournebelle Narbonne, France.
Sainte-Valière residency France.
Russian Resurrection Film Festival ACMI, Federation Square. Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby NSW Australia.
Bohemian Cabaret, State Library
DARK MOFO Winter Feast 2014, Hobart, Tasmania: a three-night Bacchanalian banquet.
Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.
The Gypsy Crystal Ball at the Spotted Mallard, with Mzaza and Kavisha Mazzella.
Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania.
MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania.
The Courtyard Salamanca, Tasmania.
The Homestead, Tasmania.
Globe to Globe World Music Festival Melbourne.
Sydney Road Street Party Brunswick.
Django Bar Marrickville Sydney.
Caravan Music Club.
Folkworld Fairbridge Festival Western Australia 2013, Peace Concert, Kibble Park, Gosford, NSW.
Castlemaine State Festival 2013.
Camelot Lounge, Sydney.
THISTLE HALL Wellington, New Zealand.
KARAVAN! International Gypsy Music Festival.
CARNIVALE Wodonga Harmony.
The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne.
Snowy Mountains of Music Festival, NSW.
Hamer Hall Arts Centre, Melbourne, Opening concerts. Harvest Festival.
Guthries , Adelaide.
Courthouse Carnival, South Australia.
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Music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) and traditional musicians in Hungary and Romania
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