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Travel Theme: Rhythm

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Living in a country other than your own in some ways makes it seem like you’re always on holiday!  The sounds and scents are always new and create  new  associations and meanings which in turn become part of your new framework of where you live.

It seems here in the Lungau, that if there’s a chance for a parade and music and of course a bit of beer and sausage after, the band is there!  Each village has its own Trachtenmusikappelle, which is a uniformed brass band.    Here’s the band from Ramingstein where we live at the Lungau Folk Festival last year. This sort of music has become the  rhythm to our life here.

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8 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Rhythm

  1. Great photo, Anna, does each local band have their own uniform, and do they have historical significance?

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    • Certainly each village is different, I will have to ask about if they are significant. There’s a set Lungau Dirndl or tractenmode for the women, with some variations in the villages. I’ll get back to you!

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      • Cool, thanks Anna.

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      • As far as I can find out, each village choses the colours of their uniform. However, the Lederhosen and jacket adhere to the standard for the Lungau ‘tracht’. For a country that wont let its children wear a school uniform due to the history of the Second world war, everyonr dresses up in some sort of uniform and has a march about at every opportunity!

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