Tag: #string band

Tükrös

Foto: Levente Váradi Five city boys with classical music backgrounds, inspired by Hungarian folk music encountered on trips to Transylvania, formed a band in 1986. They devoted themselves to preserving the traditional musical styles of the villages they visited and the musicians they encountered. Since then Tükrös has toured the…

István Pál “Szalonna” and his Band

Foto: lumidance – Levente Váradi Szalonna and his fellow musicians play folk music from all territories with a deep knowledge, ease and authenticity . Alongside the violins, the cimbalom and wind instruments also play leading roles accompanied by a robust bass section. Their lively, virtuoso performances have earned them a…

Magos

Foto: László Fodor In recent years the band has devoted their attention to acquiring a deeper understanding of the traditional music of the Carpathian Basin, primarily Transylvania, through stylistically authentic interpretations. They have built up their concert repertoire and also released a WMCE listed album in 2018 titled ‘Forgatós’ which…

Muzsikás

For more than four decades Muzsikás has been present on the international world music scene and has performed all over the globe. They were instrumental in getting Hungarian folk music global recognition. In 2008 Muzsikás became the first European band to receive the WOMEX Award for World Music. xprodukcio@gmail.com //…

Esszencia

Foto: Dávid Kortyis Ancient and modern, female and male, cheerful and melancholy, traditional and progressive… This is The Essence. The members of this band are all well-established on the Hungarian music scene and together they play a joyous mix of authentic folk, jazz and classical music creating a unique world…

Bajkó

Foto: Bezzeg Photography The band’s combined use of violin, viola, bass, cimbalom, accordion and all the members’ voices creates a truly dynamic sound. Bajkó regularly takes their energetic performances to the concert stage, as well as dance houses. They strive to share only the most authentic music gathered from all…

Berka

Formed in 2008, Berka band is one of the youngest and most spirited formations playing folk music from the Csángó people, ethnic Hungarians living in the Romanian region of Moldavia. Their repertoire includes well-known Moldavian tunes as well as some forgotten gems from remote villages, often described as evoking a…

Erdőfű

Foto: Gábor Erdélyi The Erdőfű band was founded by well-known figures on the Hungarian folk “dance house” scene to give a comprehensive picture of the diversity and idiosyncrasies of string folk music in the Carpathian Basin while focusing on the particularities of given regions. Their mission is to create an…