|Thursday 15 November 2018 6pm
Big bread, big boots - Music of the Hungarian plains, kitchens, and village dance halls. Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt St.
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.
2 meter high loaves of bread and laments of boots without boot stiffener, sorrow over homelands and missing lovers, the Hungarians use to music to express all the highs and lows of life. Haunting laments, pentatonic peasant songs and virtuosic and crazily fast dance pieces capture the essence of Hungary.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos. 1 hour, no interval. Box Office phone 03 9699 3333 or book online: Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
performances since 2012 include
Performances since 2012 include:
Boite World Music Cafe Eltham
Docklands Firelight Festival 2018
From the Hungarian plains to the Transylvanian alps, Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, 29 June 2018
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.
Dandenong World Fare 2018, Croydon Multicultural Festival 2018, Midsumma Festival Park Lounge 2018,
Benalla Festival 2017, Polish Festival Federation Square, Bonegilla 70th year celebrations.
Vardos Album Launch at The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, Melbourne Australia.
Beltane Festival 2017, Wolfgang's Palace, 155 Nalangil Rd, Nalangil Victoria.
Boroondara Seniors Festival variety concert 2017, Hawthorn Arts Centre
Sunday 24 September 2017 8.30pm Vardos made a cameo appearance on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Series 5 Episode 2, ABC TV.
Sept 2017 Smiths Alternative , 76 Alinga street, Canberra. Canberra Launch of our new CD, Palazzo Party, with special guest Tim Meyen on hammered dulcimer.
Aug 2017 Vardos Brisbane CD Launch at BEMAC, with MZAZA. Queensland Multicultural Centre.
14 July 2017 Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, 'Romania- celebrations, rituals and magic'- Vardos with Tim Meyen.
'City Sounds' Queen Street Mall Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Docklands Firelight Festival 2017, Hungarofeszt Hungarian festival and Goulash Festival, Hungarian Community Centre, Wantirna, Queen Victoria Night Market, Vampire Ball 2017
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 and Pajta Galéria, Salföld, Hungary 2015
L'Équitable Café Marseille, Guinguette Le Tournebelle Narbonne and Sainte-Valière residency France 2015.
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. <%2