Saturday, September 26, 2009

Octoberfest at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens - Sunday September 27th, 12.30 PM

MetroFolk debuts at the Bohemian Hall and beergarden in Queens, tomorrow, Sunday, the 27th of September from 12.30. We are playing till 5.30, but other bands will follow, including our good friends the Pajtasi Slovakian Folk Ensemble. This means half a day of unbridled Central-Eastern European dance rhythms that will make you laugh and cry, depending on the amount of beer and Becherovka imbibed.

The Bohemian Hall has been a favorite place of our band's for a long time in our civilian lives, but this is the first time we get to be there officially as musicians. Come out and support us and be ready for Tranylvanian folk mayhem! The Hall has both indoor and outdoor areas and the outdoor tables are covered by a roof (in case the nonsensical thought of not coming enters your mind because of some meteorologist who doesn't know how to party...). Please come out and support us to make this a regular playing opportunity!

The icing on the cake (or the cherry on top, pick your favorite): we are led by Transylvanian gypsy violin master Sandor Ciurcui on this wonderful occasion. Sandor hails from the Transylvanian Plains and has been playing music for almost 50 years as a professional musician. He has toured the globe and has recorded countless albums with Taraful de Soporul de Campie, garnering acclaim all over the Western World. Come see this master of folk music play and get a chance to enjoy this music straight from its source. It does not get much more authentic than this!

The line-up:
Sandor Ciurcui - violin
Aron Szekely - viola
Attila Papp - bass

The Venue:
Bohemian Hall
29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11102, U.S.A
Phone: (718)274-4925

Subway # N to Astoria Blvd. (one stop before the last - Ditmars Blvd.). Walk 1 block to the intersection of 24th Avenue and 31st Street. We are located between 29th Street and 31st Street.
By Car from Grand Central Parkway or the Triboro Bridge, exit at Hoyt Avenue. Proceed 1 block to 24th avenue, along 31st Street (under El.)

The Offering:
Amazing beers, strong spirits, and music that will set your soul on fire!

Thanks to all of you who came out on August 20th for the National Holiday. It was a truly magical evening!