Hello folks ! Here's a few hackbrett news from the swiss alps !
On saturday 19th january, we have the "West Schweiz Hackbrett Treffung" : in Bern ;D. We meet 4-5 times a year to play together, and we're sometimes up to 20 hackbrett ! things are organised by Marc Ramser (www.saitenart.ch) and Gilbert Paeffgen... maybe we'll create a huge Hackbrett Orchestra...
26th january, we're playing with my new group Filidh Ruadh (gaelic songs, with voice, harp, hackbrett, accordion) for the Burns' Night at the Lausane ScotsKirk
The first of March, I'm playing in Germany, in Schechingen, near Stuttgart, doing the Folk Ball. It's organised by Angelika Maier, very good hackbrett, flute and nyckelharpa player !
The 8th of March we have a Stubete (=the swiss equivalent of a pub session), but I guess I'll be the lone hackbrett...
if anyone of you happens to be around these dates, you'd be a lot welcome (all infos on my site : http://www.tympanon.ch) Cheers
Post by Dick Glasgow on Jan 11, 2008 11:42:56 GMT 1
... maybe we'll create a huge Hackbrett Orchestra.
Sounds like you are going to be busy for the next few months. It also sounds like a lot of fun.
Mrs Ptarmigan & I have also been invited to play for a Burns Night, in Bushmills, so ye olde H-D will certainly get a good rattle that night.
We have also been asked to play in the Walled Garden of Glenarm Castle this year, in May, as part of their Tulip Festival. This will of course give me great pleasure to be playing my H-D in John Rea's home village.
I hope some of our members here do get a chance to join you at your next Stubete.
When you see Angelika on March 1st, say hello from Jenny. We've been swapping music, and I've just sent her some of my sets of English tunes so we can play them together next time we meet. We enjoyed playing in the session together at Oberammergau in October. Jenny4dulc
Hello there ! (if anyone's there... our forum's bit abndonned, it seems...) just to tell we're having a huge Ceilidh on the 29th november in St Barthélémy (that's near Lausanne, my home town), with the Traditionnal Pipe Band of Lausanne (highland Pipes are popular around here, and btw, they're really good !), and the Loch Léman Ceilidh Band, a ceilidh band with hackbrett if you please ! and singing (in gaelic !)... just to show scottish trad. are alive and kicking in the land of high mountains, cuckoo clocks and chocolate... all info on www.tympanon.ch