38th Annual Dyngus Double Header

Malphonia has been providing entertainment for the local Dyngus Day celebration for the past 37 years straight, and this year is no exception.

Join us April 22 from 2-5 at Toast in Detroit-Shoreway and at Prosperity Social Club in Tremont from 6:30-8:30.

We will play polkas, polka-like songs, and polka styled “music”. Bring your pussy willows, but please don’t touch the instruments or the instrumentalists.

Band photo from our first Dingus Day, 1981

Dyngus Double Header

Catch Malphonia (and requisite bear) at TWO venues for Dyngus Day Cleveland 2017. We start the polka-tivities from 3-5 at Toast CLE on W 65th, and continue on that evening from 6:30-8:30 at Prosperity Social Club in Tremont. As always, we will play our three-century-spanning repertoire, featuring classical and opera polkas, jazz polkas, samba polkas, swing polkas, punk polkas, and techno polkas.

Dyngus 2016 with Malphonia

We’re getting our polka chops in shape for one of our favorite holidays; it’s Dyngus Day Cleveland style this March 28. Join us as we kick off the celebrations at Tremont’s Prosperity Social Club from 12-2, or meet us as we take our talents to Detroit-Shoreway’s Toast Wine Bar from 4-7.

In addition to our usual line up of accordion, percussion, trumpet, euphonium, dancing bears, and other musical ephemera, our lineup now features a genuine TUBA!

As always, our repertoire will feature a variety of seasonal tunes about beer, kishka, fair maidens, fresh orange juice, and the blue liquor laws of Heaven, as well as our expanded set list including opera tunes, tin pan alley, South American exotica, a little Kurt Weil, a dash of Michel Legrand, sports themed marches, chicken dances, and sweet love songs.

Members of Malphonia training for Dyngus Day