Dear friends, as with so many artists and others, many Vardos Trio live performances have been cancelled due to COVID-19. You can support us by buying our albums online- please follow this link as a greater percentage goes to the musicians:      https://vardostrio.bandcamp.com/

Latest release

THE TOP SECRET VIOLIN CASE 

Audio play of our successful La Mama 2020 theatre season available HERE 

Script by Sofia Chapman, music by Vardos, with Sasha Čuha as Brad

Supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants

Romania, 1970 something, in the grip of Ceaușescu's oppressive regime.

The Secret Police are gaining a toehold in the domestic sphere, examining every action of civilians and interrogating them to test their loyalties to the communist cause.  Brad from Chicago arrives on the scene, hoping to escape his American closet to roam free in Romania, or so he thinks. When he decides to learn Romanian folk music he must negotiate band politics and musicians' egos as well as the Secret Police who may interrogate him on other issues if they catch him...

Alana Hunt - Ionel Stoican, an ambitious violinist

Sasha Čuha - Brad Spiro, an American music student

Kirri Büchler - Tony Covaci, a proud, exclusive contrabassist who flirts with the west

Sofia Chapman - Nicu Valentinu, an accordionist with a secret of his own

Dave Evans - News Reporter

Will Tait - Vasile, A Grade Securitate (Secret Police) operative

Dave Houston - Dumitru, B grade Securitate operative

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PALAZZO PARTY     2017

Alana Hunt - Violin
Sofia Chapman - Piano Accordion, Viola, Vocals
Kirri Büchler - Double Bass

Guest Artist -Tim Meyen - Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)

''Palazzo Party' is a hoot! Playing songs and tunes from Hungary and Romania, Vardos' new live recording is a vivacious, punky Transylvanian party. With songs about cabbages, drinks  and eyebrows, how can you resist?' fRoots magazine UK 2018

To buy PALAZZO PARTY  online please click HERE

Vardos's 5th album 'Palazzo Party', recorded live by Siiri Metsar in a secret palazzo with Hungarian dancers slapping their boots in the background. Launched in Melbourne at The Spotted Mallard, Brisbane at BEMAC and at Smiths Alternative in Canberra in 2017.

To order our albums as CD's, please specify which ones and how many copies, and send a cheque or money order to VARDOS, PO Box 159, Coburg, VIC 3058, Australia ($25 per CD including postage within Australia).


UNTIL IT'S TIME TO GO

Recorded at Five Flags Hotel and Castlemaine Cultural Palace by Justin Marshall, finalist for the Golden Fiddle awards.

Alana Hunt - Violin
Sofia Chapman - Piano Accordion, Vocals
Indra Buraczewska - Double Bass, Vocals

Guest Artists -
Tim Meyen - Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)
István Dankó- Vocals
Justin Marshall- Percussion

To listen to samples and to buy digital album online please click HERE

To order physical CD's, please specify which ones and how many copies, and send a cheque or money order to VARDOS, PO Box 159, Coburg, VIC 3058, Australia ($25 per CD including postage within Australia).


WILD SIDE OF THE VILLAGE

Recorded at Metropolis studios, Melbourne, 2006 by Siiri Metsar. Launched at the Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne. Golden Fiddle Award Finalist.

Alana Hunt - Violin
Sofia Chapman - Piano Accordion, Vocals
Indra Buraczewska - Double Bass

Guest Artist -
Tim Meyen - Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)
1.  Szatmár Friss 
2. Fulgerica (Lightning)
3. Akacos Ut
4. Hora Lenta
5. Hora Ruski

6. Csipkebokor (Dog Rose Bush)
7. Bun e Vinul (The Wine is Good)

8. Liszt (Flour)part 1
Liszt part 2
9. Piatra Piatra (Rock is Rock)
10. Breaza ca la Clejani
11. Doina- Don't Cry any more, Forest
12. Manea Turceasca

13. Cu Zurgalai (with Bells on)
14. Javából (From the Cellar)
15. Sîrbeasca
16. Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday)
17. Lume (world)


Total time: 61:15

To listen to samples and to buy digital album online, please click HERE

To order physical CD's, please specify which ones and how many copies, and send a cheque or money order to VARDOS, PO Box 159, Coburg ,VIC 3058, Australia ($25 per CD including postage within Australia).


ENTERTAINING COUNTESS DRACULA

Our second album, recorded at Metropolis studios, Melbourne, 2002 by Siiri Metsar
 
Alana Hunt - Violin
Sofia Chapman - Piano Accordion, Vocals
Kate Hosking - Double Bass

Guest Artists -
Antal Stopic - Gut String Double bass, Brácsa (3 String Viola)
Tim Meyen - Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)
1.Hora Martisor
2.  Edes Anyám
 
3. Hora Lautareasca lui Marius
4. Berzunti

5. Cine a Pus Circiuma In Drum
6. Szep Az Erdo/Brahms
7. Forgatos/Ritka Magyar
8. Legenyes
9.  Feher Fuszulykavirág
 
10. Manea
11. Sabre Dance
12. Rustem
13. Szep A Rozs
ám
14. Satra
15. Geamparale/Hora

16. Popular Csárdás
17. Sirba Lui Lucian
Total time: 47.17

To listen to samples and buy digital album online please click HERE

To order physical CD's, please specify which ones and how many copies, and send a cheque or money order to VARDOS, PO Box 159, Coburg, VIC 3058, Australia ($25 per CD including postage within Australia).


VARDOS

Our first, self-titled album was recorded at ZaKi studios, Budapest, 1999, with Hungarian guest artists and material learned from Rroma (Gypsy) musicians in Moldavia, Transylvania and Wallachia - lively traditional dance tunes, Romanian horas and Hungarian and Romanian 'Cafe concert' restaurant music.

VARDOS CD
Alana Hunt - Violin
Sofia Chapman - Piano Accordion
Brigitta Tóth, Gut String Double Bass

Guest Artists -
Victoria T
óth - Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)
Judit Rőmer - Brácsa (3 Stringed Viola)

To listen to samples and buy online please click HERE


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Vardos have appeared on many compilation albums including 'The Very Best of Seachange' following their cameo appearance on Seachange Series 3 ABC TV, and 'This is the Place for a Song' on which Vardos recorded their Transylvanian version of Kylie Minogue's 'I should be so lucky'. This was a finalist for Best World Music Album at the 2005 Aria awards.

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