The Tale Of Kayaköy Roots Music Festival 2016

It was definitely ambitious; a 2-day music festival in Kayaköy with performances from six well known Turkish bands and musicians. Some of them internationally famous. A festival where you could buy tickets for just one day or for both days - and there was camping, too. On 13th and 14th September, … [Read more...]

Baba Zula Play Roots In Kayaköy

Hmm, I think we can well and truly say, Fethiye is definitely on the music map of Turkey, these days. Past blog posts in years gone by have seen us sulking a tad because none of our favourite Turkish bands - even non-favourite Turkish bands for that matter - ever had Fethiye as part of their tour … [Read more...]

Elif Çağlar In Ölüdeniz – A Great Night At Buzz Beach Bar

Jaaaazzz; never been my thing, especially when everyone with a musical instrument in their hands starts to go off on one in their own little musical trance-like-state and the result is just a cacophony of noise. I just don't get it, and all that ever springs to mind is John Thomson in his hilarious … [Read more...]

More Live Music At Deep Blue Bar – This Time In Aid Of Street Animals

There are a lot of people in this world doing good things...and, on Monday night at Deep Blue Bar, a few people got together to do something good. Some of the musicians who have been playing at Deep Blue throughout winter decided to get together and put on a 'bit of a do' to raise some money for … [Read more...]

In Appreciation Of Fethiye Yörük Çadırları

Two years ago, we wrote about The Tents at Çalış Beach. Well, that's just what we call them, but their full, correct name is actually Fethiye Yörük Çadırları (Fethiye Nomad Tents). The nomad tents have sat at the end of Çalış Beach for years and, for that, we're very grateful - hence another post on … [Read more...]

Live Turkish Music – Anatolian Rock Night At Cafe Pazar

We love music from all parts of the world, so, when we moved to Turkey, we made a big effort to get to know the different types of Turkish music. And if that music's live, even better. We're no experts on this subject but we know what we like. This summer, we've managed to make it to the tents at … [Read more...]

Turkish Rock Night & A Duman Classic

A few weeks back, we did a post about going to see live rock music in Fethiye. We're suckers for live music of any flavour in Turkey, but we do love us a good rock band, so when we were told that the same band were once again playing at Cafe Pazar, well we just had to go along. Live Music At Cafe … [Read more...]

Fethiye Entertainment: Live Rock Music

At least in the western half of the country, live rock music is very much on the radar of music lovers in Turkey. In the '60s and '70s, slightly older Turkish friends of ours (sorry, to those people) bopped away and absorbed the lyrics of the stars of Anatolian Rock: Erkin Koray, Cem Karaca and … [Read more...]

Turkish Music: Çaliş Carnival 2011, Dolapdere Big Gang!

We've posted a few times recently about events in the Fethiye region and it seems we just can't keep up with what's going on. We would have missed the Ölüdeniz Acroludeniz Paragliding Championships had we not just happened to suggest a quick visit to Ölüdeniz to my dad while he was in Turkey. I'm … [Read more...]

Eating & Drinking – The Tents, Çalış Beach

Like us, most of our friends are music lovers and so when they come out to Fethiye to visit us, a night out revolves around the places playing the best music. Of course, Deep Blue Bar is where most evenings are spent (the reason we started going there ten years ago was because we preferred the music … [Read more...]