Free lunchtime concert – Kalia Lyraki

Date and time
Monday, 18 June 2018
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Central Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
For more information, visit the Breathe Arts Health Research website or email

Celebrating International Music Day (Thursday 21 June) singer, songwriter and song-collector, Kalia, presents contemporary music of her homeland.

Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris (lyra), Nikos Ziarkas (laouto) and Theodoris Ziarkas (double bass). Kalia joins them singing and playing nay, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and bulgari.

Fast and furious dances blend with soulful laments in original compositions and innovative arrangements from one of the most dynamic living music traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean today.

This free lunchtime concert is brought to you by Breathe Arts Health Research in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Everyone is welcome.