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Varelse with Amy Hakanson CD Release Show at Gastro Mania!

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Here’s a little change of pace. On Thursday, March 14 the Annex at Gastro Mania will host a debut CD release party with the band Varlese.

Founded in 2018 by Portland local Amy Hakanson, Varelse is a unique combination of various traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a groove and sound that is simultaneously old and new. Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European melodies, along with African and Middle Eastern rhythmic traditions, Varelse is pushing the boundaries of folk fusion.

The bands website is www.varelsemusic.com

Varelse’s debut album, “Creature Comforts,” is a celebration of instrumental folk tradition while testing the limits of acoustic music.”

We’ll have an opener, too, called “Dan & Fran.” They’re a husband-and-wife duo who play Irish folk music. Here’s their website:


If you plan on coming to the show please RSVP to info@varelsemusic.com”

All Ages Show!

Cover $10.

Just a reminder this a Thursday night show.

The Annex @ Gastro Mania offers a limited dinner menu of Mediterranean food and a fully stocked bar. Come to this great setting and listen the debut CD “Creature Comforts” from the Varelse and have some good food!
7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219


March 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gastro Mania Annex
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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