MP3 Reinig, Braun + Böhm - Hiwwe un Driwwe
Traditional Folk Music from Germany - played on acoustic instruments like recorder, guitar, button accordion, hammered dulcimer, piano, mandolin, cello
12 MP3 Songs in this album (50:11) !
Related styles: FOLK: Traditional Folk, WORLD: Western European
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The names Reinig, Braun + BĂ¶hm have come to stand for Palatinate folk music without false â€śfolksinessâ€ť and for a varied song repertoire of depth and substance. The trio has become a fixture in the cultural landscape of the Palatinate. Following their debut album â€śVerzehl ma nixâ€ť (2002) and their award winning CD â€śJohreszeideâ€ť (2004), a new album is being released:
â€žHiwwe un Driwweâ€ś â€“ the new CD by REINIG, BRAUN + BĂ–HM
Tracking traces around the Palatinate to Pennsylvania
â€śThe Pennsylvanian descendants of immigrants from the German Palatinate have partly preserved their dialect and cultural customs to this day. In Manheim, Strasburg, Host (= Hochstadt), and elsewhere in the region around Lancaster (PA), one still knows â€śBelznickelâ€ť and â€śElbedritsche,â€ť and Palatinate folksongs are still sung that long ago came to the New World with the immigrants. Itâ€™s great that â€śReinig, Braun + BĂ¶hmâ€ť are keeping this aspect of Palatinate Pennsylvania-Deitsch culture alive, spanning a bridge between â€śhiwweâ€ť (over here) and â€śdriwweâ€ť (over there), between the Palatinate and the 400,000 speakers of â€śPalatinateâ€ť dialect in the United States. This CD creates an eagerness for more...â€ť
Dr. Michael Werner, Editor, Hiwwe wie Driwwe (Die Pennsylvaanisch-deitsch Zeitung).
â€śHiwwe un Driwweâ€ť is a concept album that has the musicians retrace Palatinate traditions. â€śHiwweâ€ť stands for traditional songs and dances from the Palatinate and from bordering regions like Alsace and Lorraine. â€śDriwweâ€ť represents Pennsylvania, the new home of the immigrants from the Palatinate, where their descendants in part still speak their own language, Pennsylvania-Deitsch. Paul Reinig, Peter Braun + RĂĽdiger BĂ¶hm selected their song material with great care and, as is their wont, reshaped it in sophisticated arrangements, once again with the active support of Charlotte Lettenbauer on the cello. Featured guests include: Gudrun Walther and JĂĽrgen Treyz (Deitsch, Cara) and Desy McCabe, Uillean Pipes virtuoso from the Irish band, Craobh Rua.
Artist Martina Beck once again provided the illustration on the CD cover, as she did with the first two albums by Reinig, Braun + BĂ¶hm. The CD release is rounded off
by a sumptuous booklet (graphic design by Katrin Kreft) that features all song lyrics and a wealth of interesting historical information.
All tracks were recorded in 2008 at artes-studio, Esslingen am Neckar.
Recording / Mix / Mastering: JĂĽrgen Treyz.
The Uillean Pipes were recorded by Aaron Hagan, The Stable Studio, Aughnamullan, County Antrim, Ireland.