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Vardos

Format:

Band

Instruments:

Mixed Band

Region/Geographical Influences:

Eastern European

Genre/Style:

Other

Eastern European folk/Rroma

The brief:

Vardos play folk and Romany music learnt from Roma (gypsy) musicians during Eastern European travels

Band Members

Alana Hunt, Sofia Chapman, Kirri Büchler

All about the artist/s

Driven by violinist Alana, chased by Kirri (double bass) and Sofia (accordion), Vardos play folk and Romany music learnt from Rroma (Gypsy) musicians during their Eastern European travels. Formed late last century, Vardos have played in every state of Australia, toured to Europe, Britain, New Zealand, New Caledonia and the U.S. and appeared in film and television.
Vardos have made many trips through Eastern Europe. International performances include West Meets East Roma and Traveller Festival (London), Museum of the Bohemian (Amsterdam) Szent Ivan Folk Festival (Hungary), The Famous Spiegeltent (Edinburgh Fringe), bars in Berlin and guinguettes in France. Aside from successful shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Vardos appeared on Scottish television and BBC News, were nominated for the BBC Radio3 World Music Awards and have also been Aria award finalists.
Performances in Australia include Falls Festival in Marion Bay, Tasmania, Lorne Victoria and Byron Bay NSW, National Folk Festival, Dark MOFO Tasmania, Junction Arts Festival Launceston, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Fairbridge Festival W.A. and Alice Desert Festival.

COVID-19 lockdown activities included the radio play ‘The Top Secret Violin Case’ supported by City of Melbourne and the large walkthough art and music installation ‘ANTFARM – an Anthropomorphosis’ supported by Merri Health, Coffex Coffee and Arts Moreland.

Artist's Events

Event Name
Event Date
Start Time
Ticket Price
Online/In person
Main Genre
Women of Eastern European Music
13/09/2024
15/05/2024
37
Balkan
Vardos at Open Studio 24 May
23/05/2024
15/05/2024
25
Balkan
Vardos vs Village People Tribute
26/02/2024
08/02/2024
0
Balkan
Vardos at Castlemaine Taproom
17/02/2024
08/02/2024
0
Balkan
Vardos
01/02/2024
23/01/2024
25
Balkan
Vardos Trio Live at Open Studio
28/12/2023
04/12/2023
25
Balkan
Vardos-Music to Spy to
21/09/2023
24/08/2023
37
Other
Vardos - The Hungarian Dance House Revival
12/05/2023
05/04/2023
37
Folk
Birds and Beasts of the East
03/11/2022
18/08/2022
37
Folk
Vardos Night @ Korona Csarda
16/09/2022
18/08/2022
59
Folk
Vardos at Open Studio - Feature early Friday event
18/08/2022
14/07/2022
20
Other
Vardos at Wyreena Music Café
26/05/2022
19/05/2022
35
Folk
ANTFARM—an Anthropomorphosis
30/04/2022
13/04/2022
10
Other
ANTFARM—an Anthropomorphosis
30/04/2022
13/04/2022
10
Other
ANTFARM—an Anthropomorphosis
29/04/2022
13/04/2022
10
Other
ANTFARM—an Anthropomorphosis
29/04/2022
13/04/2022
10
Other
ANTFARM: an Anthropomorphosis
28/04/2022
08/04/2022
10
In Person
Other
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