How likely is a meeting of two players of an instrument, extinct a little more than 200 years ago and professionally played by only 20-30 people worldwide?
How less likely is it, that they decide to team up and form a duo, when their instruments have been used mostly as a solo instrument until now?
Cláirseach-players Katja Hütte and Jochen Vogel have done just that. And they boldly mix Celtic, German and Scandinavian Folk with Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz and whatever's good for your heart and soul. The unique combination of two Cláirseachs opens new musical horizons, which become almost endless, when Katja's Nyckelharpa adds drones and haunting melodies. And Jochen rounds up the mix with a heavy dose of lap slide guitar and a little bit of musical saw here and there. And they both sing, too!
Their first CD “Green” has been released 2017 and their concert program is continually growing. As it should.
The Birdhouse on https://therealbirdhouse.bandcamp.com/
The Birdhouse on youtube.com.