Hétrét is a group from south-western Hungary, a part of the country that has always been the melting pot of different cultures and traditions. Three countries meet here: Hungary, Austria and Slovenia, and this region gives home to several minorities, thus it is exceptionally rich in musical traditions. Hétrét originally played traditional Irish music and later made its repertoire more colorful with Transylvanian, Balkan, Moldavian and Finnish musical elements.

Hétrét was born in the summer of 1998. The five Hungarian musicians coming from western and southern Hungary were completed with two American violinists in the autumn of 1999 which made up the ensemble for the first album.

The title of the first album is Hetric Free Folk, which suggests that though their music is traditional, it is typically "Hetric" at the same time

The music is basically acoustic and one can hear a variety of instruments from the Celtic harp and tin whistles to the South-American charango.

In 2004 there has been considerable changes in the group. Besides the original members (Boa Veronika Setanta - lead vocal; Hochrein Judit - whistles, accordion, vocals; Kardos Endre Bozi - flute, whistle, bagpipe, vocals; Tóth István - guitar, charango, bodhran, vocals) you can see Kása Ilka (violin, vocals), Óvári Miklós (guitar), Szantner László (bass guitar), Radics Igor (drum and percussion), Lőrincz Tamás (drum and percussion) on stage whose presence make the music of Hetret even more exciting and complete. From time to time, former members, Kim Coleman and Jon Hanson ride into town from America and join Hétrét for a special concert or two.

01. Merrily
02. Sinisia
03. Basa Pista balladája
04. Pinokkió tánca
05. Duda-rida
06. Lábipapi
07. A Kertben
08. Zsoltár
09. Fhear a bheata
10. Sír a hajnal
11. Templomi népének

Boa Veronika Setanta - voice
Kimberly Coleman - fiddle, voice
Jon Hanson - fiddle, voice
Hochrein Judit - tin whistles, voice
Ityko - guitars, banjo, double bass, mandolin, keyboards, voice, percussion
Kardos Endre Bozi - flute, tin whistls, bagpipes, voice
Tóth István - guitars, charango, bodhran, drums, double bass, voice

Soós Tamás Attila - soprano sax
Szarka Gyula - voice
Szervátiusz Lilla - voice
Morvay Krisztina - voice
Szabó Perpetua - voice
Tóth Anita - voice


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