A UNIQUE style of folk-based music from Eastern Europe, inspired by European gypsies, will be performed in Heightington.

The New Budapest Cafe Orchestra will play live at the Heightington Village Hall on Saturday, February 4, an event organised by Shindig.

The band specialises in rural and community touring. It plays powerful music, which evokes vivid images of fiddle maestros, Budapest cafe life and gypsy campfires.

A spokeswoman for Heightington Village Hall said: “There is an impassioned yet tender mixture of blistering czardas, Russian and Ukranian folk songs, grief-stricken ballads and rollicking dances as their own electrifying compositions.

“It’s good enough to make you book a holiday in Budapest.”

The band’s line up boasts some of the country’s most revered international stars with Chris Garrick on violin, Eddie Hession on free bass accordion, Kelvin Cantlon on double bass and Adrian Zolotuhin on guitar, saxophone and balalaika.

Chris is one of Europe’s most celebrated jazz violinists and has performed with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth while Eddie has accompanied Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.