The Edinburgh Eastern Oud Duo - Balkan, Turkish & Middle Eastern Duo

The Edinburgh Eastern Oud Duo perform a seductively diverse selection of music from the sinuous melodies of Ottoman and Arabic classical music,  to the indescribable and hypnotic rhythms of the Balkans. 

Perfect for adding Eastern flavour to any event, The Edinburgh Eastern Oud Duo can perform a range of styles from laidback mood music, perfect for drinks receptions or dinners, to higher energy Eastern/Balkan dance music.

The ensemble perform songs and music from Ottoman and modern Turkey, Middle East, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece, much of the music from previous centuries and some going back to 1400-1800. The duo perform on various combinations of two ouds (Turkish/Arabic lute), Macedonian tambura, bozuk, saz, violin, gajda (Balkan bagpipes) percussion, and with compelling and entrancing vocals.

The standard line-up for them is the duo. A percussionist can be added for extra energy. The group can provide their own high-quality PA system suitable for medium sized events.

Arabian Nights always perform in their stylish attire, from eastern-inspired to traditional regional dress depending on the occasion.

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Turkish

  • Alaydim elin elime
  • Bülbülüm altim kafeste
  • Divane asik
  • Kirmizi bugday
  • Ne feryad edersin
  • Turnem gidersen
  • Al sazini sen sevdicegim
  • Amed nesim-I subh dem
  • Cektim elimi gayri
  • Degdi saclar?ma
  • Cicek dag? 
  • Cecen k?z?
  • Hicaz sirto 
  • Niavend sirto
  • Sultaniyegah sirto
  • Yagcilar zeybegi
  • Various pesrev & semai

Iranian/Azeri

  • Aghrabe zolfe kalat 
  • Balal balalom
  • Bahare delneshin
  • Pishdaramad Esfahan
  • Morghe sahar
  • Naz bari  
  • Simin bari

Arabic

  • Samra ya Samra
  • Foug e nakhal
  • Adir lena
  • Lammabada
  • Hal asmer al loun

Bulgarian / Macedonian 

  • Ajde bre dilber
  • Ajde, mala stana
  • Ajde sto de djumbu? 
  • Cije e ona mome 
  • Cuka nekoj
  • Dafino vino
  • Dvazdi trizdi
  • Gajdana sviri
  • Gjura beli belo platno
  • Jas ke ti dojdam 
  • Jove male mome
  • Kade se culo
  • Kalesh Kate 
  • Kinisalo male mome
  • Koga me ma rodila
  • Malke mome
  • Maloj, mome
  • Makedonsko devojçe
  • Mori Zlata se e bolna
  • Okopska racenitsa
  • Pavle me pie
  • Raspukala, Sar Planina
  • Stamena
  • Tvojte oci
  • Crna Gorska oro
  • Malesevsko oro 
  • Osogovsko oro
  • Petrovo zaramo
  • Pirin dance
  • Pravo 
  • Pajdusko
  • Triti pati
  • Triti stupki
  • Tropnalo oro
  • Veligdensko oro
  • Zajko kokorajko

Greek 

  • Alexandris
  • Manaki mou  
  • Min orkezesai
  • Thalassa mavri

Gaida

  • Ta xyla
  • Palios Karsilamas 
  • Sabah Zeimbekiko 
  • Hicaz Zeimbekiko
  • Zonoradikos
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An amazing, magical and majestic experience to seeing you both playing last night, thank you,

K Rawlinson, Edinburgh

The Middle Eastern Society was lucky enough to have the duo play music for our Annual Middle Eastern Charity Ball. They were so talented and the music was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much and I hope we have the opportunity to listen to your music soon!

Edinburgh University Middle Eastern Society,

Absolutely brilliant! Brought something unique and special to our Christmas party, our team were blown away. Highly recommended!

Fraser D, , Party (December 2021)

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