CD Relaunch: Madárka, madárka (Little Birdie)

Andrea Gerák - Madárka, madárka (Little Birdie)
Andrea Gerák – Madárka, madárka (Little Birdie)

The Singing Little Birdie is flying again! With new feathers, it is taking off again to wing the air, across the world.

Andrea Gerák’s first album with haunting folk songs from various regions of the historical Hungary has been sold out and is here again now, in a new, pretty design.

The first edition of the album was cherished by the general listener who came back to buy one or two more other copies, as well as by artists seeking for inspiration.

Sándor Fekete-Kiss fell in love with the opening track and asked Andrea
to perform the song for the 2003 Symmetry Festival Budapest closing
concert. Thus was born the 17-minute master piece Madárka, madárka (Little Birdie) which closes Andrea’s New Age album Árva az a madár (Lonely Is The Bird) applying the composer’s unique technique, a new meditative concert form.

Israeli composer Effi Shoshani used the a cappella Madárka, madárka CD as raw material for two songs. Track #4 gave the base for Gyöngyvirág (Lily Of The Valley) and track #13 can be heard as lead vocal in Andrea’s probably most famous one: the title song of Árva az a madár (Lonely Is The Bird).