TUNE UP – AWARD WINNING FOLKBAND
TUNE UP was founded in 1998 and won several prizes in music contests:
Musikpreis Stadt Oberkochen 1999
1. Preis Landeswettbewerb ‘Jugend und Folklore‘ 1999
1. Publikumspreis Landeswettbewerb ‘Jugend und Folklore‘ 1999
1. Preis Landeswettbewerb ‘Jugend und Folklore‘ 2001
1. Publikumspreis Landeswettbewerb ‘Jugend und Folklore‘ 2001
One essential aspect of Irish music is to pass on the tunes to the next generation through playing and singing together, thus keeping the heritage alive.
TUNE UP offers stories of celtic history and bravery with a musical accompaniment played on a wide range of instruments: tin whistle, concert flute, Uilleann pipes, Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle, bouzouki, guitar, bass, dulcimer, Celtic harp, spoons and bodhrán – not to forget their close harmony singing.
TUNE UP at the Landesgartenschau in Villingen-Schwenningen September 2010
Photography by Heinz Schaeffer
TUNE UP plays tunes and songs, tells stories and gives background information on the songs. TUNE UP’s s concerts have been well-reviewed by the press in Germany, and appreciated by audiences – in concerts, in pubs, and while busking in various places in Germany and Ireland…
TUNE UP in Freiburg
TUNE UP getting prepared and playing live in Shakespeare´s „A Midsummer Night´s Dream“.
TUNE UP playing live to an audience of 3500 at the „Landesgartenschau 2006“
Photography: M Johnstone avp-multimedia.de schwarzwaelder-bote.de
The Irish took their music with them when they left their island. It is now to be found all over the world. In the Appalachian Mountains Hillbilly and Bluegrass Music is much influenced by Irish roots. Michael joins in on a borrowed guitar.
At the famous FLOYD COUNTRY STORE’s „FRIDAY NITE JAMBOREE“ in Floyd / Virginia June 2007
TUNE UP at an Open Air Festival organized by Radio Celtic Dreams near Frankfurt
TUNE UP at Ray Austin’s “ Wodanhalle“ Freiburg
TUNE UP – not scared of the audience.
… that’s the way we like it: SOLD OUT