44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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The musicians of Gyimes. A historical account of the dances, dance tradition and musical family dynasties of the Gyimes Valley, a remote area nestled high in the Carpathian mountains on the eastern edge of Transylvania. Legend has it that the musicians from the neighboring region known as „Csík” (Székely villages in the area surrounding Csíkszereda – or in Romanian Miercureaciuc) starting going to Gyimes sometime starting in the late 1800's, bringing their violins and hit cellos (gardon) with them. This article was first published in a yearly journal from the Csíkszereda area and is written by Tankó Gyula, who not only teaches school in Gyimes but is also a native of the area.