Roby Lakatos Ensemble plays Those Were the Days (Dorogoi Dlinnoyu)

Roby Lakatos (1965 -)

Roby Lakatos is the seventh generation in a family of gypsy violinists.  He is descended from Janos Bihari who Lakatos says was like the Paganini of the gypsy violin.  Roby’s style of playing combines classical, jazz, and Romanian Gypsy music.  He can play just about anything.

Here is a clip of Roby Lakatos and his ensemble playing “Those Were The Days”.  The tune starts off slow but then in typical gypsy fashion the musicians go wild.  Enjoy.