UPCOMING PERFORMANCES OF VARDOS

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. An enchanted experience this Spring with Vardos: their enthusiasm and energy are infectious!

Sunday 21, 28 Oct, 4 and 11 Nov 3-6pm, 18th 6-9pm Fancy some fish? Vardos at Claypots Barbarossa 79 Hardware Lane, Melbourne. The dishes are delightful! delicious! Fresh fish every day. Vegetarian also available or just come for a drink.
Thursday 15 November 2018 6pm

Big bread, big boots - Music of the Hungarian plainskitchens, and village dance hallsMelbourne Recital Centre Salon, newly renamed Primrose Potter 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 metre high loaves of bread and laments of boots without boot stiffener, sorrow over homelands and missing lovers, the Hungarians use 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.

Saturday 17 Nov 2018 12-3pm Festival of Cultures, Louise Multicultural Community Centre 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill. Food trucks, live cultural performances, arts and crafts, activities and more! Vardos play 1.50- 2.10 pm.
Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 10am-5pm

Polish Festival at Federation Square. Vardos play 4-5pm.

Sun 25th Nov 12-4pm  Bocskai Hungarian Centre, 121-123 St Georges Rd Nth Fitzroy. Hungarian fête! Food, Music, Culture. Vardos play 12.30-3.30pm 
Saturday 1 December 5-7.30 pm

Euraw Stories screens 'Tales From The Golden Age' (Comedy 2'35", Romania 2009) . Loop Performance Space and Bar, 23 Meyers Place Melbourne. Vardos play after the movie. Tickets · $15-$65. Pay at event

Sunday 2 December 5-8pm

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, creative workshops with Trash Puppets and Baluk Arts, festive wreath making with Mordialloc Florists. Vardos play 5pm-7pm.
Friday 24 May 2019 6:00 pm

Vardos and Melbourne Recital Centre present 'From Myth to Masterpiece' at Primrose Potter Salon,      31 Sturt St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

What inspired Bartók, Liszt and Chopin to add folk motifs into their works? Discover the folk traditions behind classical Eastern European masterpieces as Vardos give new life to the original sources of inspiration. Enjoy Gypsy-style classic that reflect ancient beginnings performed on early instruments such as the three-string viola and hurdy gurdy.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! $39 ($29 Concession) Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office ph 9699 3333

Purchase the Vardos two-concert package and save! Standard $66 ($48 Concession). Includes Fri 8 Nov 2019 6pm, 'From the Caravan to the Club. '

Friday 8 November 2019 6pm

Vardos and Melbourne Recital Centre present 'From the Caravan to the Club' at Primrose Potter Salon,      31 Sturt St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

Vardos delve into eclectic modern Gypsy music from Romania, tracing the beloved musical tradition to its Eastern sources. In contemporary Romania synthesisers and electric violins have crept in, but here Vardos play traditional instruments in the classic ‘Taraf’ formation of violin, accordion and double bass, with vocal laments and ballads in Romanian and Romany (Gypsy) language. These rousing works unearth a trove of mysterious and exotic wonders.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! $39 ($29 Concession) Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office ph 9699 3333

Purchase the Vardos two-concert package and save! Standard $66 ($48 Concession). Includes Fri 24 May 2019 6pm, 'From Myth to Masterpiece. '

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Performances since 2012 include: 

2018  St Ives Medieval Faire, NSW. 

Vardos 25th Anniversary Show - Django @ Camelot. 103 Railway Pde Marrickville, Sydney NSW. 

Biennale of Australian Art Opening Night, Ballarat Mining Exchange. Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia at ACMI, 2018. Memo Music Hall  St Kilda with belly dancer extraordinaire Rachel Brice (USA) 2018.  Wangaratta Hall presented by Melbourne Recital Centre.

Boite World Music Cafe Eltham 2018

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 cameo appearance on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Series 5 Episode 2, 'Sorrow Songs' ABC TV.

Sept 2017 Smiths Alternative , 76 Alinga street, Canberra. Canberra Launch of our 5th 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 2017

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.
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.

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.