Sat 3 Feb 2018 4-9pm Park Lounge presented by Wyndham City, a GOWEST event, part of Midsumma Festival. 
Party with pride in the lush surrounds of Kelly Park, Synnot Street. Park Lounge is back – with a big, bold and beautiful show you will love. Featuring the fabulous Constantina Bush, super swampy This Way North, virtuosic Vardos, The Fondue Set and more! Hosted by the truly ravishing Retro Girls, this is an all-inclusive event for everybody to enjoy. This is a FREE family friendly event held in the Werribee City Centre. Park Lounge is Auslan Interpreted.
Sun 18 February 8.30-11pm  Vardos at Open Studio Bar and Crepêrie, 204 High St Northcote with special guest Balázs Horváth.

Balázs Horváth (Hungary) has played since age 5 and studied at the Bartók Béla Music School. He went to Transylvania on a regular basis to learn from masters and also plays accordion, viola and double bass.

This will be the last chance for Melbourne audiences to see Vardos and Balázs collaborate before he flies back to Hungary! $8/10 at the door.

Sat 24 February 6.30pm

Tanchaz- 'Dance House' Bocskai Centre, 121-123 St Georges Rd Nth  Fitzroy.  Hungarian folk dance for all; come along and learn some steps and enjoy live music from Vardos. $15, Children free.

Széki táncház a Bocskainál! 
Élő zenét a Vardos Trio húzza!
6:30.tol Széki ének tanulás, aztán Széki tánc tanítás és mulatás! Zsíros kenyérrel tápláljuk a táncosokat! Belépő: $15/gyerekeknek ingyen.  NO BYO!

Sun 25 March 10am-3pm Dandenong World Fare, Dandenong Market, Cnr Cleeland and Clow, Dandenong. More details soon.
Sat 21st April 2018 7-11.55pm PANDORAS presents The GYPSY Rockabilly Barn Dance featuring VARDOS, The Burger Queens, DJ Dawn & THE RETRO GIRLS @ Kindred Studios Yarraville, Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door. Full bar & cafe! Adult-only event.
Friday 29 June 2018 6pm

From the Hungarian plains to the Transylvanian alps, 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.

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.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos. 1 hour, no interval. Standard $39 ($29 Concession)

Also available in a 2-Concert Package with our Thurs 15 November concert. Standard $66 includes 2 concerts ($49 Concession)

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. Standard $39 ($29 Concession)

Also available in a 2-Concert Package with our Fri 29 June 2018 concert. Standard $66 includes 2 concerts ($49 Concession)

performances since 2012 include























 

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 8.30pm Vardos make a cameo appearance on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Series 5 Episode 2, ABC TV.

22 Sept 2017 Smiths Alternative , 76 Alinga street, Canberra. Canberra Launch of our new CD, Palazzo Party, with special guest Tim Meyen on hammered dulcimer.

4 Aug 2017 Vardos Brisbane CD Launch at BEMAC, with MZAZA. Queensland Multicultural Centre.

Fri 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, 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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