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FAITH I BRANKO + WINDBORNE + LORKIN - Tuesdays at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane London, E8 3DF United Kingdom (map)

Join us at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden every Tuesday through the summer, and enjoy 3 amazing live music acts, delicious wood-fired Latto's pizza, and the unique Curve Garden atmosphere.


Faith i Branko are a passionate, virtuoso UK/Serbian-Roma duo. They released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Gypsy Lover’ on March 25th 2016 - a set of original compositions recorded with top Serbian Roma and UK artists which chronicles their shared struggles since 2009. Branko Ristic, one of the world’s foremost Gypsy Jazz Violinists, has joined with Faith Ristic, a highly charismatic and virtuosic UK Accordionist, to create a style that draws from and redefines each of their musical heritages. Recent performances include Guca Festival; Vienna Roma Fest; Sydney International Festival; Enlighten Canberra; Tasmania; Oxford Two Make; Stephen Fry BBC World Service; Sanctum at Bristol and many Balkan TV appearances. ‘Love knows no bounds’: a phrase as old as time and never truer than in the love story of this romance’s two protagonists,Faith and Branko. Their album 'Gypsy Lover' has already been voted among the top 10 World Music Albums by radio stations including Mundofonias and Spin the Record.   

The duo forms the core of their high energy live act: they combine accordion, whistles, vocals, acoustic violin, electric violin, keyboard and effects pedals to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to playful Reggae songs and frantic Kolo/Irish dances. Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Classical, Swing and Improvisation form the core of their entirely original set - which they perform both as a duo and in collaboration. They source musicians from all over the world to play as a trio, quartet and as a highly energetic Romani/UK Orchestra: their current line-up includes double bassist Matt Webb and guitarist Ramiro Nocelli.

Watch Faith I Branko


Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

Watch Windborne


"The Scottish balladeer Lorkin O’Reilly opened with an intricate solo set of deft lyrics and dreamy rhythms, sweetly voiced"

Entry £5 on the door

Doors from 7pm, music 8-11pm