Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled Screening


  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Live Event


Christian Garrick & the

Budapest Café Orchestra


CHRISTIAN GARRICK – violin, darbuka

EDDIE HESSION – accordion

KELLY CANTLON – double bass

ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN – guitar, saz, balalaika, domra

The refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra are BACK!! If

you missed them last year, here’s your chance to catch them!

Budapest Café Orchestra bring you gypsy and folk-flavoured music in their own fresh

and surprising way. From Balkan and Russian traditional pieces to artful distillations of

the masterpieces by the great Romantic composers to Gaelic folk anthems their

infectious music will get into your veins and stay there forever.

With 13 albums to their name the Budapest Café Orchestra was established in 2009 by

British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of

fans with their magical and infectious performances. A small but impeccably formed

ensemble of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass,

saz & balalaika to dazzling effect, creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only

characteristic of far larger ensembles.

Two of the country’s celebrated international soloists revel at the heart of proceedings.

Accordionist exemplar Eddie Hession is a supreme accordion champion of Great

Britain. In his illustrious career he has accompanied Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo,

Jose Carreras and Chris Rea. Christian Garrick is one of the world’s most celebrated

jazz violinists. He has played music with Dame Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth,

Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy, Bireli Lagrene, Tim Minchin, Caro Emerald and John

Etheridge. One of Russia's most enigmatic musical exports, The Sultan (sic Adrian

Zolotuhin) is a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz.

Veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon has been in the business of laying down the low notes

for many-a-moon. Kelly first found fame in the as a Vagabond with Northern Soul

sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy

campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and

profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! "Not so much a band name as a whole genre of its own, Budapest Café Orchestra embraces an encyclopaedia of music and mischief." SCOTSMAN ONLINE:




  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Live Event


Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled Screening