Traditional Balkan group

Duo Hyperborea

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About Duo Hyperborea

Traditional Balkan group
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £5 million
from the indescribable and hypnotic rhythms of the Balkans, to the sinuous melodies of Medieval Italian, Ottoman and Arabic classical music

Duo Hyperborea, formed by the Balkan and Medieval music specialists Helena MacGilp and Chris Elmes, perform songs and music from the Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and further east, as well as medieval Italy. The duo perform on various combinations of two 'uds, Macedonian tambura, percussion, and of course the compelling voice of Helena MacGilp. We can also perform on Bulgarian gajda and tapan/tambura.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Arabic, Asian music, Armenian, Balkan, Greek music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Turkish
-Alaydım elin elime
-Bülbülüm altım kafeste
-Divane aşık
-Kırmızı buğday
-Ne feryad edersin
-Turnem gidersen
-Al sazını sen sevdiceğim
-Amed nesim-I subh dem
-Çektim elimi gayri
-Değdi saçlarıma
-Çiçek dağı
-Çeçen kızı
-Hicaz sirto
-Niavend sirto
-Sultaniyegah sirto
-Yağcılar zeybeği
-Various peşrev & semai
Iranian/Azeri
-Aghrabe zolfe kalat
-Balal balalom
-Bahare delneshin
-Pishdaramad Esfahan
-Morghe sahar
-Naz bari
-Simin bari
Arabic
-Samra ya Samra
-Foug e nakhal
-Adir lena
-Lammabada
-Hal asmer al loun
Bulgarian / Macedonian
-Ajde bre dilber
-Ajde, mala stana
-Ajde şto de djumbuş
-Çije e ona mome
-Çuka nekoj
-Dafino vino
-Dvaždi triždi
-Gajdana sviri
-Gjura beli belo platno
-Jas ke ti dojdam
-Jove male mome
-Kade se çulo
-Kalesh Kate
-Kinisalo male mome
-Koga me ma rodila
-Malke mome
-Maloj, mome
-Makedonsko devojçe
-Mori Zlata se e bolna
-Okopska raçenitsa
-Pavle me pie
-Raspukala, Šar Planina
-Stamena
-Tvojte oçi
-Črna Gorska oro
-Maleşevsko oro
-Osogovsko oro
-Petrovo zaramo
-Pirin dance
-Pravo
-Pajduşko
-Triti pati
-Triti stupki
-Tropnalo oro
-Veligdensko oro
-Zajko kokorajko
Greek
-Alexandris
-Manaki mou
-Min orkezesai
-Thalassa mavri
-‘Gaida’
-Ta xyla
-Palios Karsilamas
-Sabah Zeimbekiko
-Hicaz Zeimbekiko
-Zonoradikos

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£550
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£700

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Silvia S, 6 months ago

Highly recommended duo! Amazing performance, highly professional approach!

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Borders T, 4 years ago

One of the most distinctive and delightful duos in Scotland...their mesmerising performances have earned them a growing fanbase all over Scotland and the north of England.

Edinburgh S, 3 years ago

The Middle Eastern Society was lucky enough to have Duo Hyperborea play music for our Annual Middle Eastern Charity Ball. They were so talented and the music was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much and I hope we have the opportunity to listen to your music soon!

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