UPCOMING PERFORMANCES OF VARDOS

Friday 31 August 2pm-3pm Vardos trio in Wangaratta! Wangaratta Uniting Church 10 Rowan St . 

From the Hungarian plains to the Transylvanian Alps, Vardos Trio have been serenading audiences around the world since late century. Curated by the Melbourne Recital Center and appearing in Wangaratta for one concert only, do not miss witnessing a rare treat of gypsy-folk and Roman styled songs driven by quirky instruments and wild wacky chordal and rhythmic combinations. Distinct tones driven by wild violin, accordion and double bass which have been inspired by inhospitable mountains and wide rivers of isolated Eastern Europe. 

Sat 1 September 2018 7.30pm Memo Music Hall 88 Acland St St Kilda with belly dancer extraordinaire Rachel Brice (USA). 

Rachel Brice is a contemporary performer in Tribal Fusion Style Belly Dance based in Portland, Oregon. She is the artistic director and choreographer for The Indigo Belly Dance Company and a frequent performer with the Bellydance Superstars.

Friday 14th Sept  Vardos perform at Czech and Slovak Film Festival opening night, ACMI Federation Square. Opening night film: The Hastrman 2018, OndÅ™ej HavelkaACMI , Fri 14 Sep 7.00pm TICKETS | MORE INFO
Friday 21 September 2018 7pm

Biennale of Australian Art Ballarat Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard St Ballarat. Australia's largest showcase of contemporary art with 150 artists, 60 solo shows, music and more. Opening Night with bands including Vardos 8.30-9.30pm, and DJ sounds.

Sunday 23 September 2018 St Ives Medieval Faire, NSW. Each September, St Ives Showground is transformed into a world of grand tournaments, lavish food, and brave knights. We call on loyal subjects of all ages to visit and explore this captivating experience. Immerse yourself in the Medieval Village, savour traditional fare at the Tilt & Counter Tavern, stroll through the market stalls of authentic artisans, and witness knights vying for glory in grand tournaments. Whatever your fancy, you’ll find sights, sounds and experiences to delight, enchant and amaze at the St Ives Medieval Faire. Vardos play at Lyric Green Stage: 11 - 11.45am. and Wildwood Stage: 12.45 - 1.30pm and 2.50 -3.30pm.
Sunday 23 September 8pm

Vardos 25th Anniversary Show - Django @ Camelot. 103 Railway Pde Marrickville, Sydney New South Wales. 20 + booking fee of $2.90 presales, $25 at the door which opens at 7pm.  

Thurs 27 Sept 8-11pm Vardos with Csenger Oberhofer (Hungary) Open Studio, 204 High St Northcote.  Let your hair down on 'Grand Final holiday Eve' and enjoy Hungarian music and dance in an informal setting. A wide range of beverages and delicious crêpes available. Csenger will join Vardos on viola and violin, creating special harmonies and counter rhythms in authentic Transylvanian style. $8/$10 at the door
Saturday 29th Sept Coburg Shopping Centre Sydney Rd. Plenty of fantastic shopping and eating with Vardos serenading you in the streets 10.30am-1.30pm.
Saturday 13th October 6pm

Vardos at 'Spiegel et Luna': The Famous Spiegeltent touches down at iconic Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda. Experience the magic, music, thrills and laughter that only this legendary venue can bring. Nestled under the backdrop of iconic Luna Park, book your seats fast for an enchanted experience this Spring with Vardos: their enthusiasm and energy are infectious!

Tickets now on sale. $20/ $30 plus small booking fee of 30 cents or so.
Thursday 15 November 2018 6pm

Big bread, big boots - Music of the Hungarian plains, kitchens, and village dance halls. Melbourne Recital Centre SalonCorner 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)

Sunday 2 December 5-7pm

THE MAKERS FESTIVAL Kingston City Hall, 979-985 Nepean Hwy Moorabbin 2-7 pm, showcasing over 100 high quality stalls, gourmet food vans, live music, roaming performers, gallery exhibitions, artists talks and demonstrations, silent disco fun with Guru Dudu, as well as creative workshops with Trash Puppets and Baluk Arts, festive wreath making with Mordialloc Florists.Vardos play 5pm-7pm.

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Boite World Music Cafe Eltham 

Docklands Firelight Festival 2018

From the Hungarian plains to the Transylvanian alps, Melbourne Recital Centre Salon29 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.
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