NEEDLE & SWORD

IRISH AND SCOTS FOLKMUSIC

Upcoming Concerts

21.03.2020 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY - Jakob-Büchel-Haus - WALHEIM (GER)


Book us for your private events or festivals


Recent Concerts :

2012-2019

HERZOGENRATH (GER) , AACHEN (GER) , WALHEIM (GER) , HEINSBERG (GER) , GELEEN (NL) , NUTH (NL) , ALSDORF/Rheinland (GER) , WALDENRATH (GER) , GANGELT (GER) , WAHLWILLER (NL) , CORRISBERG (NL) , MECHELEN (NL) , SITTARD (NL)

BAND MEMBERS

ABOUT

Irish & Scots Folk Band playing traditional and contemporary songs & tunes

Biography

Formed in 2011

[EN]
The group's current program focuses on songs, jigs and reels, flings, waltzes, strathspeys, slow airs and much more from the Celtic regions of the world, including Scotland, Ireland, Nova Scotia, French Canada, Brittany and Spain, but also from the Balkans and Scandinavia. The trio with Thomas Jakob Schneider (cittern, tin whistles, vocals, Celtic guitar, bombarde and scheitholt), Jessica Hardenberger (Irish harp, accordion and vocals) and Veit Josef Schneider (fiddle, bodhrán,vocals, banjo and psaltery) merges old and new, traditional and newly composed songs into what is commonly called “Celtic Folk”. On the cittern (Irish bouzouki), fiddle, banjo, guitars, tin whistles, bombarde, bodhrán, harp, psaltery and scheitholt the three experienced folk musicians, also known from the groups "Father O' Flynn," "Ae Nicht" and "Fluttry Flings," sympathetically bring traditional and contemporary folk music from their program "Scots & Irish Contemporary and Traditional Tunes & Songs" closer together and also invite you to sing along with them with daring liltings and mouthmusic. Needle & Sword have been performing together since 2011 and are touring the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany together. The Austrian and German-American musicians have been addicted to Celtic music since their childhood. Their latest CD "The Kitchen Sessions", recorded at the Dremmener Folk Mühle, was released in 2016.

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[DE]
Die Gruppe stellt in ihrem aktuellen Programm Songs, Jigs & Reels, Flings, Waltzes, Strathspeys, Slow Airs und vieles mehr aus den keltischen Regionen der Welt, u.a. aus Schottland, Irland, Nova Scotia, French-Canada, der Bretagne und Spanien, aber auch aus dem Balkan und Skandinavien in den Mittelpunkt des Programms. Das Trio mit Thomas Jakob Schneider (Cittern, Tin Whistles, Vocals, Celtic Guitar, Bombarde, Scheitholt) , Jessica Hardenberger (Keltische Harfe, Accordeon, Vocals) und Veit Josef Schneider (Fiddle, Bodhrán, Vocals, Banjo, Psalter) verschmelzt altes und neues, traditionell überliefertes und neu komponiertes Liedgut zu dem, was gemeinhin Celtic Folk genannt wird. Auf Cittern (Irish Bouzouki), Fiddle, Banjo, Gitarren, Tin Whistles, Bombarde, Bodhrán, Harfe, Psalter und Scheitholt bringen die drei erfahrenen Folkmusiker, bekannt auch mit den Gruppen Father O'Flynn, Ae Nicht oder Fluttry Flings traditionelle und zeitgenössische Folkmusic aus ihrem Programm "Scots & Irish Contemporary and Traditional Tunes & Songs" sympathisch näher und laden mit wagemutigen Liltings und Mouthmusic auch zum Mitsingen ein. Needle & Sword konzertieren seit 2011 zusammen und touren gemeinsam durch die Niederlande, Belgien und Deutschland . Die österreichischen und deutsch-amerikanischen Musiker sind der keltischen Musik seit ihrer Kindheit verfallen. Ihre neue CD "The Kitchen Sessions", aufgenommen in der Dremmener Folk Mühle erschien 2016.

Personal Info

  • Couvenstrasse 13 52062 Aachen