Sat 11th Nov 2017 2- 10pm Benalla Festival: Village Day by the Lake

In 2017 the Benalla Festival in conjuncture with The Village Festival will host Village Day by the Lake on Lake Benalla foreshore. The Village Festival is a contemporary multi-arts festival underpinned by dynamic programming, community engagement and distinctive visual design. The Village Festival takes the form of a series of highly decorated temporary theatre spaces and includes any imaginable art form including music, theatre, dance, film, circus, installations, story telling, puppetry, live art and food. Fun for the whole family and an event not to be missed. Vardos play 2-3.20pm

Sun 12th Nov  Polish Festival , Federation Square Melbourne. A showcase of Poland's famous hospitality, hearty food and romantic traditions, the festival, now in its 13th year, features song and dance, merchandise and culinary delights guaranteed to transport you to the historical town squares of Europe. Festival runs 10am-5pm. Vardos play 4-5pm
Fri 17 Nov 6pm Bonegilla Reunion Happy Hour with the Vardos Trio. German Austrian Australian Club  5 McFarland Rd, Wodonga. A special 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Bonegilla Migrant Camp with the exciting Vardos Trio. Join us for a great meal, German & Austrian beers,and a wonderful time catching up with old friends. All welcome.
Sat 18 Nov 11-4pm Bonegilla 70 year anniversary Celebration Feature Event. Bonegilla Migrant Experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, flavours and surrounds of the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, 70 years on. Author talk, exhibitions and Me and Bonegilla performances82 Bonegilla Rd. Free entry and entertainment, food and beverages available.
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.
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























 

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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