Eastern Europe comes to the Hudson Valley.

I love Madarka Band!
Youko (owner of Goman Kudasai)

Last night was amazing! Every seat filled for Madárka, (formerly the Pop Up Gypsy Band) . If you missed it, they'll be back in November. Thanks everyone for coming out and making this such a success!!

-- Nadia's Hungarian Buffet

Great time at Nadia's in Hurleyville last night . The Pop-up Gypsy Band was delightful and it was good to see Harry Sweet doing the Eastern European music he loves so much. An added plus was Mike Aiese playing bass.

-- Antoine Magliano, WJFF radio

Thank you for a sublime evening in your musical company!! Please put me on your mailing list so I can see you folks play wherever you go.


Seamlessly combining Hungarian, Jewish, Gypsy and other (mostly) Eastern European music and featuring Katalin on vocals, the PUGs goal is to get everybody on the floor dancing.
Hopefully with a bottle balanced on your head, or better yet, on your feet.


Our repertoire ranges from Gypsy and Klezmer to Macedonian, Romanian, Israeli and to beautifully sung Hungarian, Gypsy (Roma) Yiddish, Russian and Serbian songs, played on a variety of instruments including recorder, fiddle, sax, clarinet, accordion, mandolin, guitar, bass, and drums.

Available for Hudson Valley NY and the surrounding region at Weddings, Concerts, Festivals, Private Events, Cafes and Bars, as an acoustic trio or an amplified quintet.