George Xylouris

George Xylouris

6:00pm, Sun 29 May, 2022

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George Xylouris returns to Melbourne for a solo show at The Brunswick Ballroom

One of Crete and Greece’s best-loved artists, Xylouris is a member of a clan long-regarded throughout Greece as musical royalty. 

His father is the Cretan singer and lyra player Psarantonis, a man beloved of everyone from ethnomusicologists to Nick Cave. His late uncle, Nikos Xylouris, a singer and lyra player became a symbol of the protest movement that brought down the Greek military junta in 1973.

Xylouris could not have been anything else but a musician. He was just a kid when he started playing the lute and turned professional at the age of thirteen. Alongside his father Psarantonis they recorded numerous albums and performed at festivals and concert halls around the world. 

Then George Xylouris struck out on his own.

Until then the Cretan lute was usually played as a backing instrument. But with albums such as Antipodes, by Xylouris Ensemble, Embolo with his uncle Psarogiannis and Oso ki an Dernei o Anemos out with All Together Now, Xylouris showcased the laouto’s solo potential with a repertoire of traditional and self-penned material.
While living in Melbourne he formed the Xylouris Ensemble, and it was there that he met Dirty Three drummer Jim White. Together they formed Xylouris White who are still recording and touring today.

George’s concerts at home have become legendary for their musicality and power. His onstage record is currently 18 hours straight.


The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.