44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 37
New recording: Tárkány Trió – A cimbalomprímás. Fonó 2022. „I founded Tárkány Trio as the first band to present traditional Hungarian folk music wherein the cymbalom takes the role of prímás – or the instrument playing lead melody. The record would like to encourage the tradition of the Hungarian cymbalom prímás. Ususally the cymbalom’s role in a dance house band is that of accompanying instrument playing chords – a practice that spread between the two world wars and then even more so after WWII. Before that, the cymbalom was known all over the Hungarian language region as a lead instrument. The melody playing tradition comes from the possibilities offered by the small cymbalom...” Tárkány-Kovács Bálint – cymbalom, Fekete Márton – viola, Molnár Péter – double bass.