43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
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Vikár Béla the Folklorist – Part 6. Excerpts from an exhibition of photographs and documents – curated by Pávai István. In the 1890s Vikár (1859–1945) was commissioned by the [Hungarian] Ethnographic Society and Museum of Ethnography to do collection work. He collected folk songs and ballads from the point of view of a folklorist who had had music training. Writings printed here comment on collecting in Transylvania’s Maros (Mureş) River region, Hungary’s Békés County and the Zobor Region (today in Slovakia).