Since the release of our last album, „Duo“, we’ve been busy behind the scenes, researching for more traditional German music. We’ve sifted through lots of old tune collections and song books and now we’ve got a selection that we really like. We also found two musicians that we are very excited to work with on this new incarnation of our project „Deitsch“.
The only thing we need now is your help - we’ve set up a crowdfunding campain for this album. If you look left and click on the link there, you’ll be directed straight to the campaign and you’ll be able to watch a video (with English subtitles) that explains a bit more about our findings, and give you a preview of the music. Curious?
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:
Our latest double album has been released at December, 1st and is now available through the webshop on this website as well as through most of the usual music download platforms.
Our new album is called „DUO“ and the name says it all.. It’s actually two CDs - a German and a Celtic one - that we release as a double album. The German side features a traditional song and three poems of famous German poets (Mörike, Storm, Bürger) that we set to new music. Also, we put four lovely traditional tunes on it as well as one original composition.
The Celtic (and American) side features five songs (three Irish/two American) as well as five tune sets which are a mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. It’s a CD of all-time favourites and exciting new material.
We have recorded this album as a duo - no guest musicians, no overdubs, no clicktracks - on a remote mountain hut overlooking the Austrian Alps. We are very happy with this CD, which in a very pure and direct way represents what brings us the most joy these days - just to sit down and play music together. We hope that it will bring you some joy, too and are looking forward to numerous orders! :)
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.