Arabian Nights present a seductively diverse selection of music from the sinuous melodies of Ottoman and Arabic classical music, to the indescribable and hypnotic rhythms of the Balkans. Perfect for adding Eastern flavour to any event.
Arabian Nights can perform a range of styles from laidback mood music, perfect for drinks receptions or dinners, to higher energy Eastern/Balkan dance music.
The ensemble perform songs and music from Ottoman and modern Turkey, Middle East, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece, much of the music from previous centuries and some going back to 1400-1800. The duo perform on various combinations of two Uds (Turkish/Arabic lute), Macedonian tambura, violin, gajda (Balkan bagpipes) percussion, and of course the compelling and entrancing voice.
The standard line-up for Arabian Nights is the duo. A percussionist can be added for extra energy.
Arabian Nights always perform in their stylish attire, from eastern-inspired to traditional regional dress depending on the occasion.
The group can provide their own high-quality PA system suitable for medium sized events.
The duo are multi-instrumentalists:
- Helena: Voice, Oud, Violin, Percussion
- Chris: Oud, Tambura, Gajda, Percussion
The trio adds a percussionist for more energy.
- Ottoman and modern Turkish classical
- Turkish traditional
- Macedonian/Bulgarian traditional
- Greek traditional ad Rembetiko
- Arabic classical
- Arabic traditional
- Persian traditional
- Medieval Italian
The Middle Eastern Society was lucky enough to have Arabian Nights play music for our annual Middle Eastern Charity Ball. They were so talented and the music was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much and I hope we have the opportunity to listen to your music again soon!
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- The Syn Festival
- Alwaleed Centre for Islamic Outreach
- Equestrian Thestre Scotland
- Edinburgh University Middle Eastern Society
- The Nomad's Tent
- The Persian Tent
- Public Liablility (£5m)
- CRB Checked
- High Quality PA, suitable for medium sized venue
- 60 minute set up
- Up to 2 hours of music in convenient sets
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.