vocals, fiddle, viola, diatonic accordion
Gudrun was brought up in a dynasty of fiddlers with Irish, German and French folk music and started to play traditional music on the fiddle at the age of six. A year later, she started classical training on the violin and pursued both paths for a while, before becoming a full-time trad musician.
Singing is something that Gudrun has been doing all her life. Gudrun is one of Germany’s most sought-after and well-respected trad musicians. She won numerous awards with her music and recordings (German Folk Award, German Critics Award), guested on many genre crossing albums (El Houssaine Kili, Söhne Mannheims, Le Concert Spirituel), performed as a soloist with a big orchestra (Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz) and worked as producer and co-producer in the studio.
Her original songs and tunes are an integral part of her projects and some have been covered and recorded by folk bands in the USA and UK. In 2016 she was asked to guest with world-renowned Irish band, Téada, filling in for Sligo fiddle master Oisín MacDiarmada. Even the pandemic couldn’t slow her down for long: 2020 saw her act as musical director of Germany’s first online-folk-festival Sang und Klang, in 2021 she got funding from the state for Homeground, a composition project linked to her local area, and in 2022 she recorded the album High Doh with Damian McKee (Beoga) and Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs) and finally went on the long-awaited duo tour with Andy Cutting (Leveret, Blowzabella).