44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Szerényi Béla's Hurdy-Gurdy Series – The „Pátria” recordings The Pátria recordings were the first recordings made of hurdy-gurdy music in Hungary. They were made in 1939 as a result of the combined off ort Bartucz Lajos, anthropologist of the Ethnographic museum in Budapest, Csallány Gábor, director of the Szentes Museum and Hungarian Radio in Budapest. The musicians were called together by means of an ad in the Szentes newspaper and they were invited to Budapest to do the recordings.