Apodimi Compania

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Apodimi Compania Tickets

8:30pm, Fri 7 April, 2017
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC

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The Apodimi Compania are back .... and returning to Brunswick, where it all began some 25 years ago!

Now resident in Athens, Greece, the Apodimi Compania is one of the world's leading exponents of Rebetika and Greek Folk Song and Dance. Regular members Manuel Galiatsos, Yiannis Niarhos, George Galiatsos and Chrysoula Kehayioglou will be joined by Apodimi's latest member, fiddle player, Vangelis Votteas, and they are bringing a new CD, hot off the press! The show will start in concert mode and then later in the night the band will play tunes for dancing until the people can dance no more!

All roads lead to the The Spotted Mallard on Friday April 7 for the return of the legendary Apodimi Compania.


Originating in Brunswick, in Melbourne and now resident in Athens, Greece for the past 25 years, Apodimi Compania is one of the world's leading exponents of Rebetika and Greek Folk Song and Dance music.

Apodimi offers its listeners an unparalleled opportunity to experience the musical flowering of rural Greece with its various regional styles of Folk music plus 20th century urban Greek music, which is Rebetika, or as it is more often called, "The Greek Blues".

Greek Folk music ranges from the songs and tunes of the Greek mainland to the haunting melodies of the Aegean islands, Crete, the coast of Asia Minor and as far north as the region of Thrace.

Rebetika music relates to all aspects of city low-life, poor people telling of their lives on the fringes of society, singing songs of melancholy, bitterness, complaint, of love and yearning.

The group perform both styles of music with grace and dexterity, clearly in love with their repertoire, on a variety of traditional instruments, including the six string Bouzouki, Tzoura, Baglama, Banjo, Guitar, Oud and Lute as well as excellent vocals.

Apodimi Compania have released three albums on the Brunswick Recordings label and another 5 albums in Greece.

In an era of increasing musical commercialisation and standardisation, the music of Apodimi is refreshingly authentic, energetic and original.


A RESERVED SEAT is highly recommended for this show! Reserved seating is allocated on a first come first serve basis, so book early to get the best seats!

Here's how it works:

  • Purchase your Reserved Seat using our online ticketing system.
  • Then email The Spotted Mallard on [email protected] and tell them what time you will arrive, where you would like to sit, and how many will be sitting at your table.


Any seating that is not reserved will be available to General Admission ticket holders on the night.


The Spotted Mallard is a brilliant place to have a meal. Whether you have a Reserved Seat or General Admission Ticket, you can order a meal before the show from our dinner menu.