On the occassion of this year's Finno-Ugrian Days, Bori Fekete and the Magos Folk Band will provide authentic Hungarian folk tunes! Between 16th and 20th October, the band performs in dance houses and schools of Tallinn, Tartu, Viljandi and Pärnu. Come and join us dancing!


Magos1The Magos Folk Band (https://magosfolkband.hu/en/) from Budapest is a band playing authentic Hungarian folk music, first of all tunes from Transylvania (Kalotaszeg, Mezőség, Székelyföld) and present day Hungary (Szatmár, Dunántúl). It was founded in March 2008, the recent line-up, however, was formed in the summer of 2017.


The aim of the band is to study and convey the traditions of Hungarian folk music while preserving the original tone. Some of the members work as teachers at several music schools. They often take part in field work in Transylvania, and aim at including the acquired musical experiences in their music, and then acquaint the listeners with the traditions of the given region. Apart from accompanying dance ensembles they regularly organize concerts and dance house events both in Hungary and abroad.


The members of the band are:
Csaba SOÓS, Young Master of Folk Arts – violin
Márton KOVÁCS, Junior Prima Award – violin
Márton ÉRI, Bezeredj Prize – violas
István PRIHODA – double bass, cello
Special guest: Soma SALAMON, Bezeredj Prize – accordion, flutes


Venue and date of concerts/dance houses:

- Wednesday, 16.10 at 8.30 pm - Dance house in Sakala 3 Teatrimaja, Tallinn
- Thursday, 17.10 from 6 pm to 7 pm - Concert in Pärnu Town Hall
                           9 pm - 11 pm - Concert and dance house in the Alex Maja of Pärnu
- Friday, 18.10 at 7 pm - Concert and dance house in the Estonian Traditional Music Center, Viljandi
- Saturday, 19.10 at 15-17 - Main concert of the Finno-Ugrian Days at the Estonian National Museum, Tartu
- Sunday, 20.10 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm - Main concert of the Finno-Ugrian Days in Vaba Lava, Tallinn


For their concerts in Estonia, the band is accompanied by Bori Fekete, one of the most talented young Hungarian folk singers. Due to her deep, flexible and unique voice she has mastered various musical genres.


The programme was supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.



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