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Kritiko Glendi – Cretan music fest

Yiannis Costopoulos   Saturday, 24 June - Sunday, 25 June 2017; (Sat: 4-10pm & Sun: 2-8pm)
Cretan glendi, Figoura, GFDF

UK’s  second Greek Folk Dance Festival (GFDF) is finally here!

The GFDF brings you another big 2-day weekend offering a fantastic opportunity to see for the second time in London the very popular 4-piece Cretan band from Crete, bought back due to popular demand. They will be playing in our familiar open space venue in Palmers Green, North London where there will be plenty of space for dancing all your favourite Cretan melodies.  As always, there will be a huge selection of delicious food available to purchase as well as whole host of drinks including everyone’s favourite tsipouro!  Another GFDF event not to be missed.  

 Just like previous events, we are expecting a huge turnout over the weekend so we highly recommend early booking to secure your place. The previous Cretan event was fully sold out.

Music finishes at 10:00pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday.  

  • Advanced ticket booking is required.

  • No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

  • Everyone (adults and children) are welcome!

If you have a question to ask us, please contact 0779 090 1838 /  and we will get right back to you.  

The GFDF is aimed at everyone with an interest in the Greek culture and Greek music and authentic Greek dancing, so you are ALL INVITED! This is the perfect chance for dance enthusiasts to connect with one another and for new people to be introduced to our dynamic and rich Greek culture which we are so very proud of.  If you are Greek, and living in London, then this is not to be missed. If you are not Greek but love the culture, this will be right up your street too!

The event will boast a huge dance area for Greek dancing, and if dancing isn’t your thing, that’s fine too, because you can enjoy the beautiful Cretan Mandinades and Kontylies sang by members of the band, or be dazzled by the various dancers during a fast paced Maleviziotiko and Pentozali or maybe you want to try participating in one of the slower dances if you are new to the scene.

If you feel peckish or thirsty, there will be plenty of Greek food available, like the souvlaki-pitta (kalamaki) and freshly made Cypriot koubes as well as delicious home-made cakes for those with a sweet tooth. We also have a variety of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks available, that include a selection of imported wines from Greece and of course, ouzo and tsipouro! It’s a party after all!

The band:
Giorgos Vranas: cretan lyra
Mihalis Kotsolakis: lute
Giorgos Papasifakis: ndaouli
Giannis Mihalas: askobandoura, lute, mandolin

Venue:
Main Hall,
United Reformed Church,
Burford Gardens,
Palmers Green,
London N13 4AL.

For more details and for tickets visit www.figoura.co.uk/upcoming-events

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