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Carousel – avant-garde classical circus + Bohemian Nights European, Gypsy, Klezmer, Turkish

  • August 10, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Carousel – avant-garde classical circus + Bohemian Nights European, Gypsy, Klezmer, Turkish

Carousel is an innovative, genre-breaking quartet of violin, guitar, cello and mandolin. Having started out busking on the streets of Wellington, New Zealand in 2000, Carousel has since recorded two live studio albums of original music, as well as having toured and performed in numerous fringe and folk festivals across Australasia.
Having had a decade-long break, Carousel are meeting up in Melbourne in August to rekindle the long awaited but not forgotten fire their instruments create when they’re together. Strumming their unorthodox rhythms and bowing their lively, carnivalesque gypsy melodies.

Carousel consists of cellist Francesca Mountfort, violinist/vocalist Susan Colien-Ried and the father and son team of Peter and Eli Mrkusich on guitar, mandolin, and banjo. This unorthodox line-up of instruments is the seedbed from which their innovations spring, guiding the listener through the many mysterious and intriguing shades of the carnival.

“fresh, smart, and impressive…..a band of
talented Kiwis.” – R Weir. Sing Out!

Bohemian Nights

Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin, vocals) and Phil Carroll (vocals, accordion, ney ) play European, Gypsy, Klezmer, Turkish and more ranging from soulful to wild. They’ve played festivals around Australia and New Zealand, studied overseas in Montreal, Istanbul, New York, Cracow and Budapest, and recorded 2 CDs. Recently their 7th NZ tour included the 50th Wellington Folk Festival. “Loads of enthusiasm, brilliant musicality” – Sue Ikin, Festival Director : www.bohemiannights.com.au    

$10 on the door

www.facebook.com/carouselnewzealand, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A2d9gvfpc9Q