UPCOMING PERFORMANCES OF VARDOS

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.

Friday 29 June to Sun 1 July Docklands Firelight Festival   Experience the exhilarating Firelight Festival. The opening weekend explodes in a vivid display of fire and light, before a month-long series of fiery feasts and entertainment unfolds, including Vardos nightly. Discover Docklands like you’ve never experienced it before.​​

Friday 13th & 20th July

European Night Market 2018 50 Lonsdale Street/ Madame Brussels Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Every Friday in July 5pm – 9pm. Vardos play 13th and 20th 6.30-8.30pm
Friday 3 August 2018 8pm Boite World Music Cafe Eltham 81 Pitt Street. Vardos celebrates 25 years! including 20 in Melbourne. 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. The multi-instrumental trio has released 5 albums, toured extensively in Australia and overseas, appeared on film and television, and been finalist for Golden Fiddle and ARIA Awards. 
Saturday 25th August Coburg Shopping Centre Sydney Rd. Plenty of fantastic shopping and eating with Vardos serenading you in the streets 10.30am-1.30pm.
Friday 31 August 2pm-3pm Wangaratta Uniting Church 10 Rowan St 'Music for Victoria' performance. More details soon.
Sat 1 September 2018 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.

Tickets now on sale!  Doors Open 7.30pm, Showtime 8.40pm. Premium Reserved Seating $52+bf. Reserved Seating $42+bf. General Admission $35+bf. $40 at door (if still available)
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 8-9pm, and DJ sounds.

Sunday 23 September 2018 St Ives Medieval Faire, NSW 
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.  

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)

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.

performances since 2012 include























 

Performances since 2012 include:

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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