16 January 2012

Welcome to Attila Tapolczai

Attila (guitar) with his folk trio in Tübingen, Germany, 2005

The BIB welcomes a new member of the scene: Attila Tapolczai, born in Budapest, Hungary, who has achieved a long-term ambition by coming to live in Ireland. He arrived in Galway last September and will be joined by his friend and bass-player Laszlo Pasztor next month.

Attila came to bluegrass from punk rock: the band he played with since his mid teens has recorded five albums. Looking for 'a more relaxed but also powerful music', he turned increasingly to American and Irish folk music and to bluegrass. Since 2005 he has played both punk and acoustic music in Germany and Hungary, recording three albums with his acoustic group. Strongly influenced by Tony Rice as a guitarist, he also plays mandolin and writes original material.

Attila has had an interesting and eventful musical journey so far, and is looking forward to taking an active part on the scene here. Some of his solo work can be seen and heard on YouTube; check out the further links shown below, and read his full musical biography here.

Attila & Friends: Facebook; Soundcloud; Reverbnation
Attila Tapolczai: MySpace, YouTube

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