Music from Ireland – L´Orkestina

ORKESTINA, as the name suggests, is a mini-balcan-gypsy orchestra, specialising in the fusion of east european music with the languages of the west: jazz and Irish music.ORKESTINA is made up of musicians from various countries, a fact which peppers its compositions and arrangements with a rich diversity and colour. It’s founder and leader, Colum Pettit (Cork, Ireland) has put together a multiethnic, multicoloured group which include styles and flavours from all over Europe. At the moment, ORKESTINA is a quartet made up of an Irish violinist, an accordinist and double bass from Catalunya and a bulgarian maestro of the Gadulka. The combined musical influences and virtuosity of these four musicians deliver a repertoire in which the various musical styles of eastern and western europe are mixed together to produce a seamless whole.

Here is their song ” Jewish Gypsy”