Distinctive music, distinctive dances, a distinctive landscape. I’ve never been to Ireland, yet as it happens, my idea of the country is very clear. Apart from the beer and the sheep on the emerald-green background, there’s this damp and drizzly weather all the time, so the musicians have to play very, very swiftly and the dancers have to jump very, very high to warm themselves, at least for a while.
A true Accordionist wouldn’t always want to play all those rather worn-out songs, would they? To grant the wishes of those harder-to-please, we have something special for you today, real „icing on the cake“.
Romany music is beautiful, vigorous and full of unusual harmonies and approaches. Being handed over from one musician to another, in this respect it resembles folk tales, because Romany musicians don’t need any scores, they live and feel their music. It is therefore difficult to write it down, but – together with Mario Bihári – we can at least peep into it.