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Music Night June 2013

Posters for the music night went up around the island the day before the event but most people knew many weeks in advance about the group playing.  The poster advertised a night of music at Plateia Iroon in the Upper Old Village near the war memorial on Saturday night 22nd June 2013 with a group from the old city of Veroia, which is on the mainland around 73km west-southwest of Thessaloniki and 13km from the wonderful historical site of Ancient Vergina with the tombs said to be of Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great and Alexander IV the conqueror's son.

We ate at the Taverna Kastro with Nektarios in the Upper Old Village and heard the music start about 9.15pm.  It was an absolutely glorious summer evening with the moon radiating in the sky above the Old Village and the plateia was full of people sat on the steps and standing around the outer area.

The group of four musicians including Yorgos from the Alonissos Port Police gave a wonderful evening of entertainment to all that stayed to listen to them.  A few people got up to dance, including Dave, when Eleni and Achilleas led off a simple Syrtos dance to some fairly fast moving music.  The group played a wide variety of instrumental music and everyone in the audience were singing along to the more popular songs with vocals.

Thanks to the Old Village Cultural Society for organizing the event and especially to our Yorgos from the Alonissos Port Police who treated us all to some wonderful baglama and bouzouki playing.  We left around 1.30am with the evening still in full swing and we wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Poster For The Music Evening

The Four Musicians Playing To The Assembled Crowd

View Of The Musicians From Where We Were Sitting

Night View Across The Lower Old Village From Plateia Iroon
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