Monthly Archives: June 2012

Somogy Tales: Vad Fruttik plays tonight in Marcali festival

Vad Fruttik has apparently been around the past seven years on the Hungarian music scene. Their online biography doesn’t cover as much of their starting influences, nor how they came together, as much as did the online biography for Holdviola. … Continue reading

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Somogy Tales: Hungarian band Holdviola plays tonight in Marcali

Tonight, the first headlining act of the 8th Annual Marcali Eurofolk Festival will be Holdviola. If you aren’t from Hungary, you can perhaps forgive yourself for not having heard of this group. Their music, and even their website is in … Continue reading

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Somogy Tales: Preview of the 8th Annual Marcali Eurofolk Festival

The highway that passes southward past Gadany from Marcali eventually terminates at Barcs. This city is actually an international border crossing leading into Croatia. As such, it seemed only fitting that you’d find a Croatian dancing troupe performing alongside this … Continue reading

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Somogy Tales: Singing the song of Gadany

It takes a lot to describe Gadany to a passing stranger, one with money enough to buy a 0.92 hectare farm in its confines. Usually, what comes out is that its located not far from Lake Balaton, that there is … Continue reading

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Somogy Tales: A walk through the woods

Although serviced by the Kapos Volan bus company, the normal way to get in and out of Gadany is by private car. At speeds of 30-50 kph, travel into the town of Marcali to get groceries takes only about 15-20 … Continue reading

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Somogy Tales: Selling the farm

Most of the articles that follow this one will support the efforts to sell a house in Gadany, a village of just under 400 people, located in the Somogy (pronounced, using English transliteration, “Shomogyi,” with the “yi” being devoiced) county … Continue reading

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Forty hours on a Romanian bus, or 80 days on a Roman road, Part 4: Romania

The road from Budapest to Timisoara The Saiz Tour bus left the rest area south of Budapest around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, on the last leg to Romania, with night settling in. To rouse the crowd on board … Continue reading

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