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


Juhász Band

The Juhász Band was founded in the spring of 2000 in Subotica, Serbia. They are familiar with the main folk music dialects of the Hungarian language area and have long been performing as a string band as well as a tambourine formation. They have over one hundred concerts a year touring with their own songs and accompanying folk dance groups, thus becoming one of the most popular folk music bands of Vojvodina.

CONTACT: / +36 30 313 2270

Sültü Band

Sültü play nothing but the authentic folk music of the Csángó people – a Hungarian minority living in Romania – of Moldavia and Gyimes, learned from old Csángó masters. The band recreates the atmosphere of these enchanted regions week by week at the dancehouses, concerts, family events and cultural festivals. The voice of Angelika Szilágyi, a Csángó from Csík village, lends further authenticity to their performance. If you would like to get to know the real Csángó music, dance the dances from Moldavia and learn beautiful archaic folk songs, look up, follow and meet Sültü band.

CONTACT: / +36 20 471 7990

Zagyva Band

Over the past fifteen years, Zagyva Banda has become a decisive representative of the Hungarian Táncház movement. The band was brought up with the Táncház Method which is recognized by UNESCO. Zagyva is currently one the most active folk music bands in Hungary. They play authentic folk music from the Carpathian Basin, but they also deal with the culture of other nationalities living in the area. They are especially solicitous for cultivating the traditions of Galgamente, since the members’ family roots stem from here. In 2011, at a competition organized for violinists playing traditional Hungarian folk music, the band’s first violinist, Gellért Boda won the bronze medal. Following that, they published their first CD. In 2012, they started recording a CD-series in which they work upon the music of different ethnographic landscapes. They are currently working on the third disc. In 2015 the members organized a live concert that is available on CD and DVD as well.


Sára Tímár

A rising star of the folk scene, Junior Prima awardee Sára Tímár is well known among lovers of world and folk music in Hungary. An outstanding singer from the younger generation of the dancehouse movement, she has sung in countless bands and productions. She started her own band in 2009, and has given many concerts at home and abroad ever since. Her solo album came out in 2018 January with the title „What Shall I Call You” (Minek Nevezzelek..), which she presented at a sold out concert at the Liszt Music Academy. Her second album featuring Protestant psalms of gratitude was released the same year. She leads a folk music workshop and dancehouse at the Cultural Centre of Szentendre.

CONTACT: // Tímár Sára +36 30 427 7575


The story of this band started from Szigetköz, which is famous for its wild and romantic waters. The Danube drifted Rita, Márton and Áron wimpling through Szentendre towards Vác, so that during the years in music secondary school they could become a band with Zsófi and Ábel (anno 2010). The members of the string section are still attending the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy or they have just finished their studies there. The concerts of the band are usually thematic and the conception is not only musical. The prosperous performance entitled “Egy a madár a hangjával” brought up the 19 th century world by performing the poems of contemporary poets known from the collections from the last century, spiced up with authentical recruitment music. In the latest programmes they perform the cue music of the dances of the inhabitants of Bukovina.

CONTACT: // Radák Márton +3620 9291765

Attila Mihó

I don’t know myself how Mihó Attila and Friends came into existence. When I was twelve years old, I met my friend Görög András at a dance house for kids in Ráckeve. It was the first time when he helped me play the violin, which became regular over the years. In the autumn of 2011, I began my studies at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, majoring in folk music. At the time we ran our own dance house in Budapest for four years, and up to the present, we are regular guests of the Sebők folk-dance club and Fonó Music House. In the last six years, the current line-up gradually evolved, and we released our debut album called „Which way…” in 2017.


Rozsdamaró Band

The name Rozsdamaró comes from a friend, and means „rust remover”. Rust refers to the crackly, archival recordings we use to learn the style and original sound of the village bands of old. We started playing together in the year 2000 in Szeged, released our first album in 2004 with the title „Then and Now” (Egykor és Most), and received the Young Artist of Folk Arts award in 2005.



The mission of Korinda is to authentically interpret the traditional folk music of the Eastern edges of Hungarian speaking language areas. The band’s founders gained the basics of their musical knowledge from chapters of Szeged’s folk music scene: members of Mentés Másként Együttes, and András Hodorog, Moldavian shepherd’s flute virtuoso. They played a significant part in creating Korinda’s unique style of sound. The band strives for a simple and clean representation of the music learned from original recordings and informants, while continuously seeking opportunities for individual interpretations and unique expression.
Although the band’s main musical direction is that of Moldavian Csango folk music, their repertoire also comprises the Hungarian and Romanian ethnic ballads of Ghimeș, Burzenland, Székely Land and Bukovina. They regularly return to Moldavia and Transylvania to collect and research music, as it is their conviction to establish and foster personal relationships with older village musicians who are still alive.

CONTACT: / +36 30 602 1733

Herczku Ági

As the principal soloist with the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, Ági Herczku’s traditional music credentials are cast-iron, but the personality-laden singer is also an innovative folk-fusion pioneer, cheerfully merging Bulgarian, Turkish and other East European elements into a broad palette of Hungarian styles, expertly enabled by her virtuosic band.
Her latest album, Bandázom, (which actually means something like “I’m with the band”), was produced by the Bulgarian-born multi-instrumentalist, Nikola Parov, who adds guitars, bouzouki, kaval, kanun and fulsome bonhomie to the accomplished artistry being effortlessly displayed on fiddles, bass, accordion and percussion by the rest of the ensemble. Ági floats and dances and sings sublimely on top, extending an unrefusable invitation to immerse yourself in some of the finest and most entertaining modern traditional sounds from the heart of Eastern Europe.
The album Bandázom (Hanging out) was reviewed in Songlines Magazineand one of its tracks: Gyimesi Karszilamasz was chosen into the compilation album of Songlines and WOMEX 2015. Bandázom reached quickly 10th place on World Music Charts Europe in March 2015.

CONTACT: / +36 20 383 0533