Fonó Folk Band


Line up

  • Ágnes Herczku (as guest) (vocals)
  • Gergely Agócs (flutes, bagpipe, taragot, vocals)
  • István 'Szalonna' Pál (violin)
  • Réka Juhász (as guest) (vocals)
  • Sándor 'Satya' Tóth (viola)
  • Tamás Gombai (violin)
  • Zsolt Kürtösi (double bass, accordion)
  • country:
    Hungary
  • style(s):
    • Folk
    • Traditional
  • label:
    Fonó Records
  • type:
    Band
  • gender:
    male, female
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:

Fono Folk Band stands apart from other folk bands in Hungary with the rich sound achieved by the variety of instruments and masterful method of playing. Band members are devoted to the performance, teaching and researching of authentic folk music at a professional level. Their musical repertoire primarily consists of true-to-tradition arrangements of the instrumental and vocal folk music of the peoples of the whole Carpathian Basin including Hungarians, Slovakians, Rumanians, Jewish, Gypsy, Ruthenians and Croatians.

*** AWARDS ***
Folk Group of the Year eMeRTon Award
(Hungarian State Radio Award, Budapest, 2006)
Choix de l'Annee for the album Muxtura Cultivalis
(Le Monde de la Musique, Paris, 2003)

*** PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES ***

Crossing Cultures Festival, Warsaw, 2008
Concert Hall of Polish Radio, Warsaw, 2007
Somer van Antwerpen, Belgium, 2006
Lapidarium, Warsaw, 2004
Theatre de la Ville, Paris, 2003
Villa Medici, Rome, 2002
Sammatti, Finland, 2002 (in the house of Elias Loenrott)
Pretoria, South Africa, 2001

*** AT WOMEX 2008 FONO FOLK BAND IS LOOKING FOR PROMOTERS AND AGENTS INTERESTED FROM ALL COUNTRIES ***

Links

Fonó Folk Band

Images

Live at Crossing Cultures Festival, Warsaw, 2008Gergely AgócsGergely Agócs on bagpipe with Réka JuhászGergely Agócs, Réka Juhász (on gardon) and Tamás GombaiFonó Folk Band with Ágnes Herczku

Songs

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1

Oh Secret Love


Mixtura Cultivalis (2002) - Fonó Records

2

Live at Crossing Cultures Festival, Warsaw, 2008


3

I Am A Bride... (Vocals by Ágnes Herczku)


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

4

Béla Bartók - Duo for Two Violins No. 1 – Teasing song


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

5

Béla Bartók: Duo for Two Violins No. 22 – Mosquito-dance


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

6

Béla Bartók: Duo for Two Violins No. 20 – Melody


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

7

Béla Bartók: Duo for Two Violins No. 35 – Ruthenian kolomejka


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

8

Béla Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 - Part Slow


Otherside (Hungaroton Records, 2004)

9

Live at Crossing Cultures Festival, Warsaw, 2008 - nr. 2





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