His lectures on Irish history and culture make the concerts of Bran complete. KIS Sándor bodhrán, percussions, whistle Sanyi Kis, the bodhrán player joined one of Gábor's guided tour to Ireland in 1996 where he bought his first bodhrán. First his interest was risen by Pogues that he heard in 1993 on a music channel. As a result, he went to Scottish and Irish ceilis here in Budapest (at that time there were only 2 or 3 bands playing this type of music). He also joined sessions where he picked up the bodhran with the help of Kevin Madden and Peter O'Brian from Manchester who were here in Budapest at that time for a few month.
Sanyi had been playing with this and that band, here and there in Hungary till finally in 1999 he joined Bran and became a full member. CSÁSZÁR Róbert guitar Robert Csaszar, the guitarist got to know the band while they were still mainly based in Veszprem in 1996. Although he had only played classical music before, he became interested and as the guitarist of the band was about to leave he decided to take up his place. He's been playing with Bran ever since. SZABÓ Tánya dance teaching Tánya Szabó also joined Gábor's guided tour to Ireland in 1996 and then she went back and stayed there for a whole year in 1998. (Since then she's also been back several times.) She had an interest in Irish set dancing so she went to pubs, workshops, festivals as well as became friendly with many great dancers and had a brilliant time there! Since she has returned back home in 1999 she's been with Bran running the ceilis.
After a while she also took up the tin whistle and every now and then she joins the band and plays one or two tunes along with them during gigs and ceilis. http://www.bran.hu http://www.myspace.com/branhungary WELSH group Brân Brân were a Welsh singing prog band in the early part of the 1980. After their 3rd release, the band evolved into the Welsh folk-rock band Pererin Nest Howles assumed the Welsh language singing-drummer position in Brân’s three LP career. Instrumentally, the first is arguably the best to leave the in-house Sain studios at Rockfield. The track ‘Breuddwyd’ is an unsung prog masterpeice with a hip-hop break, classical fender rhodes passages and malnourished fuzz, while the ‘haunted house’ cover art is as prog as it gets (even without an egg).
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