Fonó Folk Band

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

Songs

Mixtura Cultivalis (2002) - Fonó Records
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  • country:Hungary
  • style(s):Folk, Traditional
  • label:Fonó Records
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Podium Productions

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)

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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 ***