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 this summer and their concert program is continually growing. As it should.
8.-10.3.2019, Lage Landen Harp Weekend,
Nivon de Bosbeek, Bosbeekweg 19-21, 6721 MH Bennekom, Nederland,
Concerts, classes and workshops with Rachel Hair, Fiona Tree, Nanja Bakker & Anouk Platenkamp and The BirdHouse https://www.facebook.com/lagelandenharpweekend/
2.4.2019, 20:00 Lulo Reinhardt & The BirdHouse,
Waggonhalle, Rudolf-Bultmann-Str. 2a, 35039 Marburg
26.4. - 1.5.2019, Deutsch-Irisches Harfensymposium,
Kulturtreff e.V., Plauen, Vogtland
Concerts, classes and workshops with Stefan Battige, Cliona Doris, Carola Pinder, Eva Curth, Reidun Schlesinger, Sigrid Haselmann The BirdHouse, Jochen Vogel and more
5. - 7.7.2019, tba
The Birdhouse on soundcloud.com.
The Birdhouse on youtube.com.