Today we have released our second Deitsch Video. We found the first tune of this set in the collection of Heinrich Nicol Philipp from Seibis, upper Frankonia (1784). It’s simply called “German No. 58”. The second tune is from the “Altland tune books”, collected in 1792 by Peter Meyer from Mittelnkirchen- Hinterdeich, which is about 40km west of Hamburg in a beautiful area called the “Old Country” by the locals. It also has quite a simple title: “Altländer No. 48”! The music is taken from our album „Deitsch - Mittsommer-Sessions“, which is available through our Webshop).
Gudrun, Barbara, Steffen & Jürgen
- “I’d like to call this album a stroke of genius!“ (Folk Magazin *****, Almut Kückelhaus)
- “… a snapshot, promising great things.“ (Folkworld)
- “Age-old music, revived by four enthusiastic and virtuoso musicians. A pleasure to listen to this!” (Moors Magazine, NL)
- CD of the month in “Le Canard Folk”, Belgium
The new Deitsch album "Mittsommer-Sessions" has just arrived from the cd press shop!
We are dead proud of it. All supporters of our crowdfunding campagne have already received their copy. For everybody else the cd will be available from November 1st through our webshop here. The official release date is December 1st and "Mittsommer-Sessions" will be available tthrough iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and the likes.
We have also restructured our homepage to make room for all the information regarding Deitsch as well as the Walther & Treyz duo.
Here’s our new video. The famous German poet Eduard Moerike, inspired by the view from castle Teck overlooking the Swabian hills, put his feelings into words which we set to music. The video was filmed on castle Teck by Claus Jahn and he also contributed the drone videos.
New arrival: Jürgen's new tunebook with traditional dance music tunes from Germany, arranged for DADGAD guitar:
"D-Trad Guitar, traditional German dance music arranged for flatpicking guitar in DADGAD"
This book contains 14 melodies from different regions of Germany, arranged for flatpicking guitar in dadgad. Twelve of the pieces come from old manuscripts such as the "Tanzsammlung Dahlhoff", which have been found and published in recent years, and two originals by the author in a traditional style round up the compilation. The book includes sheet music and tabs of the solo arrangements; in addition, there are diagrams for an easy strumming accompaniment. On the included CD, all pieces are presented in the original tempo and in a slower version, and there is a duet recording for each "tune" where lead and backing guitar have been recorded together.
In our webshop you can have a closer look at the book and also order it:
Hi folks, we’re back from our spring tour 2017 and enjoyed each and every one of the 14 gigs. We’ve also managed to film a new tour trailer which gives you a glimpse of what’s happening at our gigs.