Songs of Piraeus

with Rebetiko Carnival Musicians

Friday 26th May 2023 @ The Bristol Folk House

From the old days to the present, the city of Piraeus has marked the lives of those who ventured through it.   A trading hub, a cultural hub and most importantly a passage for the people it bore promises of a better life, hopes and dreams. In this concert, the Rebetiko Carnival musicians will take you on a journey through Piraeus’ streets, small alleys, and corners reviving Smyrneiko, Rembetiko and contemporary composers such as Hatzidakis, Ksarxakos and Theodorakis.

“You can see and do anything in Piraeus, except pretending to be tough”

D. Haritopoulos


Glykeria Kissa, voice

Manolis Taouxis, voice/bouzouki

George Tsolakis, voice/guitar

George Angelopoulos, bouzouki

Pavlos Carvalho, double bass

The Rebetiko Carnival musicians are a group brought together by the Rebetiko Carnival festival, representing some of the UK’s most loved Greek bands. For this evening’s performance, they are formed from musicians of Plastikes Karekles, Amalgama and the Icons of Greek Music project. Between them they have performed at festivals in Greece, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales and Qatar. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London. They have also performed at Kings Place, London, both as part of the Rebetiko Carnival festival and Equator: Women of the World festival, as well as at the Sidmouth Folk festival.

Event Details
Doors open: 19:00
Music starts: 20:00
Music finishes: 22:00

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