The Helladelics

The Helladelics


We play traditional music of Greece and nearby regions. We have a particular focus on the slow, slinky, hypnotic material from the Epirus region, but also like to mix it up with some uptempo, lively tunes. We're equally comfortable in a folk dance, club or concert setting.


Members of The Helladelics all fixtures on the San Francisco Bay Area Balkan / Middle Eastern music scene. We formed The Helladelics because we wanted to play in a small ensemble format, allowing lots of space for each instrument. We also wanted a balance of instrumental and vocal tunes. A partial list of other bands we play in (or have played in) include Brass Menazeri, Stella Mara, Kitka, Anoush, Teslim, Top Dog Run, Black Olive Babes.


We're a new band and haven't done any serious recording yet, but we do have some tunes streaming on our website:

Set List

Our repertoire includes sta dhios, syrto syngathistos, island tunes, ciftitellis, zagarisios, tsamiko, sambouna kalamatiano, island karsilama and more. We like to sting together several tunes into long medleys.