Four Hungarian groups including renowned Muzsikás have been specially selected to represent the Hungarian folk music sector at this year’s English Folk Expo (EFEx) and give a performance at the Manchester Folk Festival in October, the Hungarian Heritage House said on Friday.
Organised annually, EFEx and the Manchester festival are major international music industry and cultural events which promote professional folk music groups with focus on a country each year. The festival organisers officially announced on Friday that the focus of this year’s event will be on Hungary, the Heritage House said in a statement.
The organisers have selected Muzsikás, the winner of the WOMEX Award for World Music in 2008 and the most renowned and popular Hungarian folk ensemble worldwide. The other three groups include upcoming Ötödik Évszak (Fifth season) founded in 2018, the Pengetős (Plunking) trio with their members playing on the zither, the tambura and the cobza, and the Dalinda trio performing Hungarian folk acapella.
The groups will give concerts in Manchester during the festival running from October 21 until October 24.
featured image: Muzsikás’ violist at a festival in 2019; via Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI