The Sirtos band was formed in the fall of 1980.At the time, the favorite entertainment option of folk music lovers was the "táncház" (dance house: authentic folk dancing with live music). At the tender age of one, Sirtos inherited the stage of Danúvia Cultural Center, and thus they had the opportunity to launch their own dance house.Tours of the country followed, then in 1982, the first guest performance in Greece. The joyful and appreciative reception of the Greek audience gave them incredible momentum for their further work. They collected a great deal of music material, and gradually increased the number of their instruments as well. At the same time, they produced numerous recordings for the folk music programs of the Hungarian Radio. They learned the playing techniques of the folk instruments from local masters during their tours in Greece.