The Footscray Gypsies are a world music community orchestra based in Footscray, with a repertoire of Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan music and an occasional foray into other genres.
We welcome all instruments, so you are likely to be treated to a labyrinth of sing, strum, blow, bang and shake. In true gypsy style, our sound will be influenced by whatever array of musicians fronts up for the rehearsal.
We provide a large stage presence coupled with a big sound on rarely-heard but much-loved cultural, folkloric and anthemic explorations into the Middle Eastern and European musical traditions. We also like people to dance. Don’t be surprised if some of the band invades the audience and brings them to their feet.
7.40 to 8.20 pm
8.50 to 9.40 pm