Ungaresca Consort

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Background history
From 26. June to 2. July 2000 a Renaissance Musical Meeting was held in the village of Pálfa, Tolna County, Hungary, with six participants:

Mónika Mezey - Debrecen - lute, vocals, percussions
Ildikó Nagy - Budapest - lute, vocals
János Meggyesi - Pálfa - lute, vocals
Béla Mikola - Bátaszék - recorders, vocals
Péter Mikola - Szekszárd - recorders, vocals
János Tamási - Szekszárd - lute, vocals, percussions

A week of joyful work was crowned by a concert given in the Community Centre of the hosting village, Pálfa. Soon after, the neighbouring village of Sárszentlőrinc extended a hearty welcome to the Consort to take part in the celebrations of the Village Day held there on 13th August, 2000.

Four members, who happen to live in Tolna County, accepted the kind invitation and rehearsed their programme among the fine acoustics of the inner court at the Old County Hall of Tolna County, Szekszárd. On this occassion, hearing the tunes by chance, some trusty 'ears in authority' offered another opportunity to perform, which induced this merry congregation to stay together and choose an appropriate name for themselves.

After a brief head-scratching the name of "Ungaresca Consort" surfaced, aptly expressing the modest size, the style and the national identity of the players.

The term "Ungaresca" was lent to Hungarian or Hungarian-like instrumental dances played internationally in Europe throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

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