Gypsy Spirit Sounds of Romania & Hungary - Vardos (Vic)
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.
Presented by: Heritage Arts & Traditions (HATs Inc)
HATs are an incorporated Not for Profit organization governed by an experienced Board of Management with wide experience in running live music events, arts projects and festivals with strong administrative, business and financial management skills.
Established 13yrs ago Hats presents multiple events annually at the beautiful heritage listed Courthouse offering a variety of styles and unique events for South Australian's to enjoy.
Hats is a multi-award-winning organization having received 5 Awards to date and been runner up on two other occasions.
Ruby Arts Award 2013 (for excellence in the arts) Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award 2013
State Winner Australia Day Community event of the year 2013
Regional Winner Australia Day Award 2013
Regional Winner Australia Day Award 2017