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“The fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…”

The Times
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“The music is magic in their hands”

Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3
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“Not so much a band name as a whole genre of its own, Budapest Café Orchestra embraces an encyclopaedia of music and mischief”

Scotsman
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“Your music is really great”

Helena Bonham Carter
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“Their arrangements are brilliant, their improvisations inspired. Their humour and, on occasion, sheer silliness hides a real brilliance of execution. In every bit of the material the charming irony hides really serious and focussed music-making. This is entertainment of a high order”

Sir Roger Norrington
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“Absolutely acoustically electrifying!”

Time Out
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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of Czardas, East European and Russian folk tunes that might have come from the Hot Club of Paris via the Orient Express!”

Brighton Argus
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“Their virtuistic skill, hilarious sense of humour and undouted sensistivity kept the packed audience spellbound. Amazing…unlike any other band that I have ever heard”

Ely Standard
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“Mascara rearrangers”

Fran Riley
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“They make the world a better place”  

Bob Misto, Nevada, U.S.

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Refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra. Budapest Café Orchestra bring you gypsy and folk-flavoured music in their own fresh and surprising way. From Balkan and Russian traditional pieces to artful distillations of the masterpieces by the great Romantic composers to Gaelic folk anthems their infectious music will get into your veins and stay there forever.

With 13 albums to their name the Budapest Café Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances. A small but impeccably formed ensemble of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika to dazzling effect, creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only characteristic of far larger ensembles.

Two of the country’s celebrated international soloists revel at the heart of proceedings. Accordionist exemplar Eddie Hession is a supreme accordion champion of Great Britain. In his illustrious career he has accompanied Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Chris Rea.  Christian Garrick is one of the world’s most celebrated jazz violinists. He has played music with Dame Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, Bireli Lagrene, Tim Minchin, Caro Emerald and John Etheridge. One of Russia’s most enigmatic musical exports, The Sultan (sic Adrian Zolotuhin) is a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz.  Veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon has been in the business of laying down the low notes for many-a-moon.  Kelly first found fame in the as a Vagabond with Northern Soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires –  plus a few surprises along the way –  hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!
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Ticket Pricing & Booking Information

Tickets £10.50, £16, £21, £26, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)

Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+

U3A Discount (10% Discount)

Doors Open 6.30pm

Performance Starts 7.30pm

Interval 30 minutes; order pre-performance bar food or bring your own picnic
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Priority Booking for Patrons 14 April

Priority Booking for Friends 21 April

General Sale 28 April
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Drink Arrangements – All drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar. These may be ordered in advance.
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N.B. Table booking facilities close a week before the performance date. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Wednesday before the performance.
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