Big bread, big boots - Music of the Hungarian plains



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.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos


Legenyes (Boys Dance)
Pakular (The lost Sheep)
Te vagy a kutya
Rakoczi March
Csak egy Kislany (Only one girl in the world)
Az a Szep
Elindultam Szep hazambol (I left my sweet homeland)
Suite from the Szatmari region
Akacos Ut / I never stole in my life

Rezso Seress
Szomoru Vasarnap (Gloomy Sunday)

Traditional Romanian
Pacsirta (The Lark)

Vittorio Monti
Monti’s Csardas


Alana Hunt violin
Sofia Chapman accordion, viola
Kirri Buchler double bass, violin
Tim Meyen hammered dulcimer