The Via Egnatia Band suffered a painful loss by the sudden death of Takis Sideris, leader and inexhaustible inspirator of the band.

Playing bouzouki, baglamas, cümbüş, violin, a variety of flutes (ney) and piano, with a broad musical interest and knowledge, he was an unstoppable source of music.

He will be dearly missed.

Click his photo to go to his memory page.

in Lychnari2014 nr.1 an article was dedicated to him.


Via Egnatia Band


The Via Egnatia Band performed on several manifestations and other meetings, like lectures, of the foundation.
Members of the band joined the caravan in 2010 from Thessaloniki to Istanbul to play in city squares and in hans (caravanserais), thus contributing considerably to the success of the walk and the making of the children's action painting.

You can see and hear the band members on Youtube