Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Bluegrass concert in the heart of Budapest

Thanks to Lilly Drumeva (Bulgaria), who reports:

A balmy evening in Budapest, Hungary, was the setting for a special bluegrass concert on Saturday 13 June 2009. For the first time, such a concert was organized by two countries – Slovakia and Bulgaria - and took place in a third one – Hungary! This shows how bluegrass music brings people together!

Beginning at 7.00 p.m., Lilly (guitar, vocals) and musicians from Slovakia - Lubos Yurkovic (guitar, vocals), Michal Barok (mandolin), Peter Szabados (Dobro), Richard Cifersky (banjo), and Anton Naroda (bass) - performed bluegrass, Bulgarian, and Slovak songs on a specially built stage in the garden of the Slovak cultural institute in Budapest. The multi-national audience included members of Hungarian bluegrass bands Acousticure and Another Ground.

Read Lilly's full report, with photos taken at the event, here.