Unique folk sound
Urtönig plays and sings authentic folk music from all parts of Switzerland. The music sounds comfortably familiar and at the same time refreshingly new. This is due to the free arrangements and interpretations as well as the instruments that are used: Hanottere, Häxeschyt, Langnauerli, Trümpi and Muharpfe enriched Swiss folk music a long time ago, but are hardly heard today. The formation Urtönig also lets violin, Schwyzerörgeli, clarinet, recorder, percussion and bass sound, supplemented with more exotic instruments such as Shruti-Box, Sansula and frame drum. Combined with yodeling and singing and not least inspired by sounds from blues, folk and blue grass, the result is a unique sound.
The repertoire of Urtönig consists of old and new Swiss dances, yodels and folk songs, as well as original compositions tailored to the rare native instruments. Look forward to unknown and well-known songs, to which you may also sing and dance along.
With Urtönig Sandra Schärer, Thomas Keller, Sandra Dicht and Christoph Kuhn play and sing. All four have deep roots in Swiss folk music. They perform as a duo, trio and quartet; the repertoire is adapted to the respective instrumentation.
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Sandra Dicht: vocals and yodel, violin, shruti box, percussion
Thomas Keller: Hanottern (Emmentaler Halszithern), Krienser Halszither, Häxeschyt, acoustic guitar, Muharpfen
Christoph Kuhn: clarinet, recorder, schwyzerörgeli, bass fiddle, percussion
Sandra Schärer: vocals and yodel, langnauerli, schwyzerörgeli, häxeschyt, muharpfen, trümpi, sansula, mouth bow, percussion
Performances are possible as a quartet, trio or duo.
Size of audiance10 to 500 people
Space requirementsDepending on the cast, for the quartet approx. 2 x 4 m
Performances on cabaret stages, at festivals, in churches, at private parties, at company events, in homes or at the bedside of patients, as musical accompaniment to a festive meal in hotels and restaurants, indoors and outdoors
Not suitable for
Performances in marquees, pure dance events, as background music
Area of application
5 chairs without side rests. For casts without Thomas Keller: 1 small table with a side length of at least 55 cm. For larger events: Amplification with two collective microphones.
German, French, English, Italian