Lunfardia - Drogheda Arts Festival
Ariel Hernandez - guitars, vocals/Dermot Dunne – accordion, Ioana Petcu-Colan–violin/Malachy Robinson–bass/Lucas Gonzalez-percussion
“Milongas, tangos and chacareras, each one tumbling after the other with a mix of wry nonchalance and highly disciplined precision.” — The Irish Times
You are invited on a voyage to the New World with Lunfardia, whose freewheeling repertoire embraces simmering Tangos and Milongas from Buenos Aires, rough-hewn Chacareras from the Argentinean pampas, breezy Bolivian Huaynos, grooving Joropos from Venezuela and speedy choros from Brazil. That so much musical ground is covered with casual artistry and engaging authenticity speaks volumes for the musicians in Lunfardia, the heart of which is the charismatic and enduring partnership of Buenos Aires native, guitarist and singer Ariel Hernandez, and Ireland’s leading classical accordionist Dermot Dunne. Ioana Petcu-colan’s bright singing violin takes flight here, while Malachy Robinson, her bass playing colleague from the Irish Chamber Orchestra, is also liberated in his gutsy rhythmic role alongside the outstanding Argentinian percussionist Lucas Gonzalez.