The members of the Terebes band joined to set out their path in 2014 with the intent of expressing their musical desire and emotions along Hungarian folk melodies.

Their repertoire is folk music for the most part, but, in addition to authentic arrangement and performance, they are more and more open to world music as well. Moving ahead in a widening path they have reached their characteristic “Terebes-style”, which enriches traditional folk melodies with polyphony and nature-inspired sound effects.

The first Terebes record was released in 2019 with the title “Mondd meg nékem …” (“Tell me …”). Their second record followed shortly, in January 2021, titled “Wandering along”. Its content and title perfectly reflect the musical journey of Terebes in the past years.

CONTACT: terebes.zenekar@gmail.com // +36 30 160 0338


Tarsoly band was founded in 2010 by students of the Váci Bartók-Pikéthy Secondary School of Music.  The band has earned many awards and accolades during its 10-year existence – in the year we were  founded, we received a special prize at the Folk Music Competition in Tápiószentmárton and a Nívó  Prize in Bonyhád. In 2011, we won the 4th prize out of 50 bands at Folkbeats Folk Music Talent  Competition, in 2016, we received our second Nívó Prize, and in 2019, our band leader, Mátyás  Bencze won Junior Prima Prize. 

Our first album, Szombaton este, was released in 2011. After that Patakparton-Rákosmente  népzenéje(2017), Mindenkié (2018) and then Nyírségi muzsika (2019) albums were published.  

We featured in Fölszállott a páva tv show in 2013 as a semi-final band, and in 2018, we got into  Fölszállott a páva – Final of Finals show. 

Over the years, we have been guest performers with the State Folk Ensemble and the Fitos Dezső  Troupe, later working with the Szilas and Forrás Folk Dance Ensembles and gaining outstanding  qualifications. Since 2015, we have been a constant accompaniment with Bartina Folk Dance  Ensemble, with whom we have represented Hungary several times throughout Europe and beyond,  including in Borneo, China and Kyrgyzstan. Since its inception, the band has been a regular  accompanist in domestic solo dance and choreography competitions, and in the summer, the  audience will meet us as the host of the highly successful Music Island Stage at EFOTT Festival.

CONTACT: tarsolyband@gmail.com

Somló Band

“Traditional village rock’n’roll or ageless dance music with violin, viola, double bass and voice.” The young musicians from a small town, Pápa, have learnt to play folk music in the company of an old-timer, Mesics György. They have been together since 2017, played at many festivals and frequently hold dance houses. Their first CD, “Békeucca” was released at Gryllus Records in May, 2019. Their playlist is selected from the most beautiful tunes of the folk music traditions of the Carpathian Basin.

Members of the band: Mesics György „Mesó” – violin, vocal, Milinszki Emma – vocal, Pusztai Boglárka – violin, Kiss Rafael – viola, Győry Dániel – double bass

CONTAKT: bandasomlo@gmail.com // mesicsgyorgy@gmail.com

Julcsi Laposa

Julcsi Laposa is a Hungarian folk musician/music-mediator; the owner of the Junior Prime Award for the Folk and Public Person of the year 2017.
Julcsi has been a passionate musician since her childhood. Her earliest memories date back to the age of four years when her grandparents regularly sang folk songs typical for the region she originally comes from — the Zala county. Her first real contact with the Hungarian Folk Music — an essential and unique space in the country’s life — was in 2007. Since then, she gained valuable experiences at home and abroad. Her mission is to make folk music, traditions, and art more attractive to the general public and future generations. So far, she has published 4 singing books with CDs. Throughout her concerts, she introduces and disseminates a wide variety of folk traditions, grouped by the seasons of the year. She believes that involving the audience makes the learning experience joyful, rich, and rewarding.

Musicians: Julcsi Laposa – voice, violin; Zoltán Szabó – bagpipe, flutes, tambura; Károly Horváth – voice, alto, hurdy-gurdy; Márton Timár – contrabass; Máté Vizeli – alto, lut

CONTACT: szervezes@laposajulcsi. eu