Led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler’s List theme or Andy Statman’s bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz.
The group recorded The Gaelic Chronicles in 2014, an album which highlights their particular affinity with the Scottish Highlands and Islands, having toured here extensively over the past eight years. This is their fifth appearance at Summerhall.
CHRISTIAN GARRICK (violin, doumbek)
EDDIE HESSION (button accordion)
ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN (guitar, domra, balalaika, saz)
KELLY CANTLON (double bass)
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.