Around the World with Arany Zoltán

"Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

World Music by Arany Zoltán

An amazingly talented musician, Arany Zoltán was born in 1976 in Debrecen, Hungary.  He began to play music at the age of four and later studied cello and guitar.  At 20 years of age, he turned to folk and Medieval music.
Besides  his native tongue of Hungarian,  Arany speaks Spanish and English and sings each song in the original language – Brezhoneg,  Turkish,  Gallego, Bulgarian,  Gaelic,  Macedonian,  Latin and  others.  He first  played the  mandolin and later  learned to play  the accordion  as  well as a long list of instruments from cultures around the world:  

saz (from Turkey)
oud (from Syria) 
koboz (from Hungary)
bouzouki (Greece)

gadulka (Bulgarian)
medieval fidula (Hungarian)
Arany Zoltán playing the Hungarian bagpipe or "duda" (made of goatskin)
low whistle (Irish)
tin whistle (Irish)
furulya (Hungarian)
ney (Turkish)
kaval (Bulgarian)
flauta andina (Andean flute)
kaval (Hungarian)
töröksíp (Turkish)
Arany Zoltán playing a bodhrán - Irish drum 

Galician Folk Song - Tua Nai e Meiga
World Music - Rumba Moresca
Folk Music from Bretagne - Tri Martolod

To find your favorites among all 103 videos currently available,  go here:  ARANY ZOLTÁN   

To purchase CD's (directly from the artist):

all images via Arany Zoltán videos

Enjoy a music-filled day!

visit our new site:

P.S.  While we're on the topic of world music, I want to thank all of you who have let me know how much you enjoy linen & lavender's playlist.  I appreciate the feedback!

For those of you not in-the-know, you can find the playlist by scrolling midway down the page (assuming you are reading this on linen & lavender, that is.) 

By the way, it's been out for awhile and on the top of the charts, but for whatever reason, I just recently came across "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye from the Making Mirrors album.  It's on l&l's playlist so if it's new to you too - be sure to check it out there.  The MP3 is available for purchase in the emporium [here.
Making Mirrors, which received four stars from Rolling Stone, is making waves thanks to its stunning first single "Somebody That I Used To Know" (featuring guest vocals by New Zealand singer Kimbra.) which is currently nestled in the Australian Top 10. Gotye received seven ARIA nominations for his work.
Making Mirrors is pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional. The record delves into dub, Detroit-era Motown soul, stadium-size politi-pop, synth-folk and world music on glorious, sprawling, huge-hearted songs. -excerpt artist feature, Amazon


visit our new site:


Acquired Objects said...

I just love your posts LeAnn. I feel like I just had a mini vacation without leaving my home. I didn't know about your playlist at the bottom but will now go and check it out.


LB said...

Hi, Debra. Thanks so much. Yes. Please check out my playlist. Unfortunately, I am not able to include anything by Arany Zoltán at this time, so be sure to click through the links provided above and listen to his beautiful compositions. :) xo~L

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

a few of our favorite things

a few of our favorite things
click image to view all items

Italia! per sempre

Be Love.

l&l collection no. 11

l&l collection no. 12 - It speaks to me.


. . . . . . .


.Subscribe to receive our news and exclusive content by email,, click image to go to subscription form or go here:

composition ii

Preview PreviewPreview

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio

Fireworks from the Ponte Vecchio
Giovanni Signorini (Firenze)



.Visit our new site:

This = Love

Search l&l:


At our house:

At our house:
{Cast iron deer plaque used as wall hook} 9.5"x8.5"x3.5" - $29.

Might I suggest?...

Might I suggest?...
Caprese salad is traditionally made with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese –burrata cheese takes it to a whole new level...

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature

Essential Oils ~ Gifts of Nature
There is something at once familiar and mysterious...

Appennino by Giambologna

Appennino by Giambologna
Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino...

John Saladino Feature

John Saladino Feature
"Every home should be a sanctuary...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box'll be greeted by a peaceful storehouse of colors and textures —Feng Shui Heaven!

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home
In art and design, we refer to negative and positive space...

Dream Weavers - Rumi

Dream Weavers - Rumi
I found my dreams but the moon took me away...

Wind and Water

Wind and Water
A balanced living environment generates well-being and a balanced life...

"It's a mystery."

"It's a mystery."
Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want...

Rose Tarlow, The Private House

Rose Tarlow, The Private House
...interspersed with enchanting memories of her childhood home "Windrift" and inspiration garnered from the green fields of Ireland to antiquing jaunts in the heart of Paris.

l&l life