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.