Delivering what Time Out magazine calls “extreme virtuoso, Balkan gypsy music,” Dunajska Kapeleye perform at The Lamb Folk Club on Wednesday July 20.
The trio is led by violin virtuoso Piotr Jordan, who studied under Irena Dubiska at the Warsaw Conservatoire where he graduated in 1986 at the age of 17.
Together with the beautiful violin of Flora Curzon and the incredible Zac Gvirtzman on accordion and clarinet, much of the material is based on old folk tales. The band draws its influences from everywhere the Danube flows - hence the name, which translates as the Danube Band - and from wherever their fancy takes them, including Romania, deepest Russia, Ottoman Europe, the Jewish Shtetl, Django Reindhardt’s Belgium and Edith Piaf’s Paris.
Loved by World music and folk fans alike, the ensemble creates a unique atmosphere as it takes the audience on an unforgettable musical journey evoking the extremes of human emotion, from the deep sadness of a gypsy lament to the rumbustious joy of a Klezmer wedding dance.
With their irresistible fusion of passion, finesse and dazzling technique, the band has delighted audiences at many of the country’s best known venues including The Royal Albert Hall and The Southbank Centre.
All are welcome and admission is £7 on the door with students and under 16s half price. Doors open at 7.30pm, and for more info call 01323 728268.