The BCO are hugely entertaining, immensely skilled and boast some of the best musicians in the land. Playing traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia, they hail, obviously, from Harringey!
A small but impeccably formed orchestra of four players, the BCO combine violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz and balalaika to create an awesome aural alchemy - and one that you would normally expect from a far larger ensemble.
Two of the country's most revered international soloists are nestled at the heart of proceedings. Accordionist extraordinaire Eddie Hession has accompanied Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Chris Rea. Christian Garrick is one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists and his CV boasts the likes of Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy and Duffy.
At this show, the BCO showcased their brand new album 'The Gaelic Chronicles', inspired by the places and people seen and met on five years touring the Scottish Highlands and Islands.