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Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

2021

Festival Programme

Main Stage

Friday, September 3

  • 11.00 – 11.30 – Opening ceremony
  • 11.30 – 11.45 – Bercy Bíró
  • 11.45 – 12.30 – Jonathan Ellis
  • 1-2.00 – Römer Family
  • 2.00-2.30 – Teqball – Handover & Demonstration
  • 2.40 – 3.30 – Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
  • 4.00- 5.00 – Folktone Band
  • 5.00-6.00 – Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág
  • 7.00-8.00 – Jóvilágvan
  • 9.00-10.00 – Michael Cretu Trio

Saturday, September 4

  • 11.00- 11.30 – Dorothy Singh
  • 11.30- 12.30 – Elizabeth Sillo & Richard Parry
  • 1.00-3.00 – Hungarian Choir of Great Britain
  • 3.30 – 4.30 – Ildiko Csige & Michael Billington
  • 5.00- 7.00 – Folktone Band followed by Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág
  • 7.30 – 8.30 – YekDuy
  • 9.00 -10.00 – Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies

Sunday, September 5

  • 11.00 – 12.00 – Kodály Music School
  • 1.00- 2.00 – Foreign Accent
  • 2.30 – 3.30 – Folktone Band
  • 3.30 – 4.30 – Dancehouse with Imola and Endre Virág
  • 5.00 -6.00 – Manchester International Roots Orchestra
  • 6.30-7.30 – Lazlo Baby
  • 8.00- 9.00 – Katy Carr
  • 9.00 – 10.00 – Bercy Bíro

Go Be Art - Family activity tent

Friday, September 3

  • 12.00-2.00National Football Museum Euros Craft Activity
  • 2.00 – 2.30 – Hargita Dance Ensemble – Virtual Content
  • 2.30 -3.45 – Children’s Dance House with Imola and Endre Virág.
  • 4.00- 4.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
  • 5.00-5.45 –  Zither workshop with Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington
  • 6.00 -7.00 – Szekler Fairyland with Hilda Szász. Storytelling In Hungarian

Saturday, September 4

  • 11.00-11.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
  • 12.00- 1.00 – Folk Arts & Crafts Zsigmond Király School Hungarian School
  • 1.15-2.15 – Children’s Dance House with Panka Hermán
  • 2.30 -3.30 – Folk Arts & Crafts – Zsigmond Király School Hungarian School
  • 3.45-4.45 – The Wonders of Szeklerland with Hilda, Szóló Szőlő Hungarian School from Chester
  • 5.00- 6.00 – Zither Workshop with Gyopár Pávai

Sunday, September 5

  • 11.00-11.45 – Ringató Kodály Music Workshop for babies and toddlers
  • 12:00-1:00 –  Folk Arts & Crafts Zsigmond Király School Hungarian School
  • 1.15 -2.15 – Zither Workshop with Gyopár Pávai
  • 2.30 – 3.30 – Kodály Music School Jamming Session/ Workshop
  • 4.30 – 5.30 – Music Workshop with Ildikó Csige & Michael Billington
  • 5.45 – 6.45 – Mátyás Király Zither Orchestra Virtual Instrument Demo Workshop

About Us

Góbéfest is one of the largest celebrations of arts & culture from the Carpathian Basin in the United Kingdom. The festival brings authentic folk arts, music, dance, food and drink from the most diverse regions in Europe to the centre of Manchester. Now in it’s fourth year Góbéfest has a unique Transylvanian Sekler Hungarian (Székely) theme, unveiling the mysteries of this folkloric land laden with culture, music, history. The festival welcomes Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Polish artists and contributors, to name just a few.

 
 

What's On

‘Swirling skirts, stamping feet and lutes, zithers and accordions’

Expect to hear a rich variety of live music from traditional Hungarian folk music to classical sounds, opera, operetta, folksy ska, rock, Balkan & Romani Music from Eastern Europe.  The family activity tent will be running arts and music workshops, enchanting puppet shows, folk dance demonstrations.

 

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Gobefest is made possible with the help of community and cultural funders; local national and international partnerships; sponsors and supporters listed below.

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