GOMBAI Tamás and his Band
Year of release: 2005
Item number: ER-CD 081
Genre: folk music
"...Everyone became pretty festive; we left for the barn and started to play music. The dance began, we played one old csárdás after another; the company was hopping around, flitting skirts, flashing boots. Later, the cheerful dances followed; this time the older dancers stood up to "jag the air".
Even when the dance stopped, people did not let us rest; they gathered around us, and asked for the old songs. From the abundance of unique tunes and ornaments it was often quite a task to trace the basic melody; somehow we still managed the accompaniment.
When singing, I saw the pearl of genuine admiration in their eyes. After we put down the instruments, they did not quit asking, where did we get these songs - most of which had worn out even from their memories - from.
They were puzzled: how could they hear what had been over... but it hasn't and we hope it will not be over, 'until the candle is lit'..."
Tamás Gombai – violin
Attila Erdei – three stringed viola
Gergő Szabó Csobán – bull-fiddle
Ágnes Herczku – voice
Milán Hetényi – voice
2. "Húzzad Csipás!"
3. Lakodalmi menet
6. Hajnali, csárdás és szapora
7. Román ritka és sebes
8. "Amikor a pásztor elvesztette a juhait"
CD's price: 14.00 USD