Monday 12 June 2017


On Friday, we see the start of 12th Bi-Annual Mill Hill Music Festival. Every day this week, we'll be putting the spotlight on an act. We start with the amazing Balalaika on Monday 19th June, 7.30pm

For over 20 years, the Festival has been drawing from all corners of the musical world and you might say that it has become a tradition for our evening of klezmer. Balalaika are comprised of Justin Bateman, one of the few balalaika players performing in Britain, Nigel Austen on bayan (a Russian accordion), Adam Gaiman on acoustic guitar, and Rich Baker on bass. As a special treat for the festival, the regular four piece line up (Adam,Justin, Nigel and Rich) will be joined by guest musicians David Nissen on trumpet and taragotto, Marian Bango on violin and Poli Hubavenska on vocals. They will take us on a journey back to the routes of klezmer. Traditional gypsy tunes, haunting melodies from The Steppes, waltzes, tangos, stirring Cossack numbers from old Russia and Eastern Europe are all part of their repertoire. All making for a not-to-be-missed night of spontaneity and movement. 

Tickets can be ordered via the Mill Hill Music Festival Box Office website, or picked up from Mill Hill Wines. 

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