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Slovakia / Hungary 1984 - present

The Ghymes band - consisting of Hungarians living in Slovakia - was founded at the College of Education in Nitra in 1984, by musicians with different preliminary musical experiences from classical through rock and Renaissance music. The years past have been like a “musical purgatory” for them. Folk elements have gradually clung together with their own individual musical ideas and GHYMES MUSIC was born.

The rhythm of the music has become tighter and sharper. In addition to traditional instruments (violin, viola, dulcimer, bagpipe, contrabass, lute, koboz, kalabash zither, Turkish pipe) the band has started using saxophones and drums - and without having even noticed it they have gotten included in the WORLD MUSIC category.

“GHYMES MUSIC” is rooted in Hungarian and Central-Eastern European folk traditions. Their Ars Poetica is the universality of music. Through their music they seek similarities and not differences in people. And these similarities have always been found whenever they appeared on stage - people of different cultures in different parts of the world have welcomed them warm-heartedly (Japan, Iraq, Jordan, Finland, USA, Canada). They believe that the energy and “magic” of live music is both the condition and cause of their success.

Ghymes composed music for several theatrical productions and companies:
- Outdoor Theater of Komárom, Hungary,
- Our Lives, 1995; National Theater of Budapest, Hungary,


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  • majo334

    Tánc a hóban is really one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard. fantastic musicians.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply

    Tánc a hóban: a thing of beauty

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • smokeymonster

    they are quite underrated

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • deratyne

    Álombálom song is epic

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Xosroviduxt1618

    Bazsarózsa is breathtaking.

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • karolyibalazs

    2009. június 26-án ismét fellép a Ghymes együttes a galántai Szabadtéri színpadon. A koncertre jegyek már kaphatók a Városi Művelődési Központban (Galánta, Mierové námestie 942/3, nyitvatartás: H-P 8:00 - 19:00, telefonszám: 031 780 27 87, Magyarországról: + 421 31 780 27 87) . Jegyárak: 7,5 Euro - elővételben a VMK-ban 9 Euro - a helyszínen, az előadás napján

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • rosteriks

    I like Álom elé very is very there anybody knows the meaning of the lyrics??

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • Tubularek

    Tanc a hoban and Bazsarozsa - my powerplays since 1998!

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Tut87

    I love Tánc a hóban, Bazsarózsa, Duna partján and Smaragdváros the most btw. The last one gives a very strange feeling, in a good way

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Gori_Vatra

    especially "Tánc a hóban" & Álom elé" are just fantastic!

    29 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Gori_Vatra

    Very good music!

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • annach

    I like Tanc a hoban /Tanec v snehu/ beautiful song.

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Death_CZ

    Great job

    7 Jul 2008 Reply
  • sorelka

    Their songs are as beautiful as the Hungarian language.... I love both. Excellent.

    13 Nov 2007 Reply
  • deratyne

    People stop useing this stupid taggs? WHO THE HELL IS ALTERNATIVE ROCK?!

    22 Oct 2007 Reply
  • deratyne

    folk rock? What a nonsense!

    23 Jul 2007 Reply
  • bubihusi

    Care to join the Ghymes group? Everybody is welcome :)

    30 Dec 2006 Reply
  • deratyne

    I have seen them alive! Perfect.

    1 Dec 2006 Reply
  • bubihusi

    Mindenkit szívesen várok az elkészült Ghymes csoportban! a boss ;)

    20 Nov 2006 Reply
  • Never-ending

    Nice to listen to them, it's lively and beautiful.

    18 Nov 2006 Reply
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