An acoustic ensemble from the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State playing Balkan, Roma-Gypsy and Klezmer dance tunes!
Performing on traditional instruments including accordion, violin, clarinets, and percussion, the band is equally at home in a bar, a celebration hall or at a farmer’s market — happy to play for dancers, revelers, holidays, weddings and other celebrations.
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The Balkan Sessions
Check The Balkan Sessions Facebook page for posts of sheet music and videos. Share your ideas there, too. This is a community driven group so join in!
The Balkan Sessions are open to all musicians interested in playing music from the Balkans/Eastern Europe. The gatherings are loosely based on the structure of the traditional Irish Session, where one musician or band will lead the session and share tunes that we’ll all play together. Downloadable Balkan Sessions Songbook
Balkan Camp: Immersion Experience!
Celebrate Balkan music and dance this summer at one of the week-long workshops offered by the East European Folklife Center (EEFC) in the redwood forests of Northern California and the Catskill Mountains of New York. Each week is packed with classes all day (instrument, ensemble, dance, singing) and live-music dance parties all night. Families are welcome, as well as beginners with no previous experience. Unforgettable fun for everyone. Join the circle.