Traditional Balkan group

Duo Hyperborea

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About Duo Hyperborea

Traditional Balkan group
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
Arabic, Asian music, Armenian, Balkan, Greek music
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Traditional Balkan group, Traditional Arabic ensemble, Traditional Armenian group, Greek folk band
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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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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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, 1 month 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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