Invitation to the Lissberger Leiertage 2017


Dear Hurdy Gurdy Friends,


I have the pleasure of inviting you to this year’s Lißberger Leiertage.


In particular, I am pleased to be able to present you with a fantastic programme of evening concerts which will take you on a journey along the Silk Road, from  Nibelung's Lament from Song of the Nibelungs to music from Mongolia.


Also, this year I have organised a caterer who will be offering inexpensive warm lunchtime and evening meals (there will also be a vegetarian option).  The cost of the meals is not included in the workshop fee.


Below you will find information regarding workshop times, details and fees as well as information on the evening concerts.


Kurt Reichmann

Tel.:  +49-69-550563

Mobile: 0160-5963833


Hurdy gurdy workshops for beginner, intermediate and advanced players

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Learn in small workshop groups Kurskonzept



Start: Wednesday 24th May 2017 from 19:00h

End: Sunday 28th May 2017

Workshop times:


Thursday 25th May 2017
10:00 h Grouping of participants and begin of workshops
12:30 h Lunch / Catering
14:30 h Workshops
17:30 h Evening break / Catering
20:00 h Concerts in the hall


Friday 26th May 2017
09:30 h Workshops
12:00 h Lunch / Catering
14:30 h Workshops
17:00 h Evening break / Catering
20:00 h Concerts in the hall


Saturday 27th May 2017
09:30 h Workshops
12:00 h Lunch / Catering
14:30 h Workshops
17:00 h Evening break / Catering
20:00 h Concerts in the hall

Sunday 28th May 2017


Hurdy Gurdy Workshops for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Players:

Scott Marshall / England

“Hug your hurdy gurdy!”

I will be teaching various tunes and also sharing some of the things I’ve been discovering through playing with you: instrument set up, rosin & cotton; ideas for practice and improvisation; improving technique and making practice fun; playing to records and trying out different tunings; trompette tricks and patterns, adding the buzzes between the buzzes; scales and exotic scales; visualising the keybox; intervals and how to use effects pedals.


Ron Winkler / Annaburg

“Divine 3/4 time”

Three days - three waltzes.


Peter Streng / Kaufbeuren

“All the important techniques you need to create melodies and rhythms”

How can I interpret music (ornamentation, fingering, dynamics) using all the possibilities of the hurdy gurdy? How do I find the right trompette pattern?

The level of playing in the workshop will be adapted to the individual needs of the participants. The the level of playing in the workshop will be adapted to the needs of the participants. My musical material is predominantly Eastern and South Eastern European Klezmer and Balkan music.

In addition to giving you nice tunes to take home, I will also be using a loop-oriented approach in the workshop in order to keep the amount of sheet music at a minimum so that we can concentrate fully on the music itself and playing techniques.


Hendrik Ardner / Wiehl

“All beginnings are hard – workshop for newcomers”

In my workshop we’ll be discovering the hurdy gurdy using easy to learn melodies.


Alex Zwingmann / Nürnberg

“Simply play hurdy gurdy!”

My workshop this year is suitable for all those who have already had a hurdy gurdy in their hands and would like to improve their playing.

Depending on the level of playing of the individual participants, the focus will be on the coordination of the right and left hand.


Gerhard Ganz / Frankfurt am Main

“Around the wheel”

This workshop is for all those who have already started player the hurdy gurdy and would like to become more confident with their trompette technique.


Alex Bloch / Berlin

“Die alte Leier” –just get started!”

Have fun getting started on the hurdy gurdy and learning easy dance tunes.


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Registration / Workshop Fee:


The workshop fee is €130 (including camping and use of facilities) and is to be paid to workshop tutor in Lissberg.


Visitors:   Camping and electricity for caravans etc. (limited)

              €10 pro person and day.



Instruments / renting a hurdy gurdy for the weekend:


All hurdy gurdies are welcome!


Instruments should be in a good and playable condition.


If you don't have your own hurdy gurdy you can rent an instrument for the weekend for a fee of €30.


Please contact Kurt Reichmann in advance if you need an instrument!


Accommodation / Catering:


Camping (tent, car, van, caravan etc.). There are toilet and shower facilities on the grounds.

B&Bs are few and far between in Lissberg itself. In the surrounding area, such as Ortenberg, there are some. Anyone wishing to stay in a B&B will need to organise a room themselves:


There is only a butcher in Lissberg, so you'll need to bring some provisions with you for the weekend. There will be a caterer at the hall providing inexpensive warm lunchtime and evening meals. Meals are not included in the workshop fee.


Sign up here: "ANMELDUNG"




Lißberger Leiertage
Kurt Reichmann
Glauburgstr. 67
D-60318  Frankfurt

Tel:  +49 69-550563
Tel:  +49 69-550563
Mobil: +49 160-5963833

Evening Concerts:


Ulrike Bergmann and Eberhard Kummer:

Excerpts from “Nibelung’s Lament” accompanied by hurdy gurdy and lap harp.

“Nibelung’s Lament” is an independent poem which is contained in almost all the manuscripts of the “Song of the Nibelungs”."What happened after the death of 40,000 warriors and knights at Etzelburg?" From an organisational, diplomatical and political view? “Nibelung’s Lament” has the answers.


Enkhtuya Jambaldorj:

Plays a range of traditional Mongolian instruments: Shudraga (a plucked three string instrument), Morin Khuur (two string horsehead fiddle) and Yatga, a 21 string plucked zither. The Yatga and the Zasdulab reconstructed by Kurt Reichmann are depicted on a wall painting of the Donghuang caves.

Since moving to Germany in 2000, Enkhtuya Jambaldorj has played various guest performances with numerous Mongolian music groups in addition to playing a permanent role in some of the world music ensembles in the Rhine-Main region. At present, she is also active in three band projects, two of which focus on traditional Mongolian music and one on traditional and modern Iranian-Mongolian world music.


Friedhelm Schneidewind:

Publisher of the Tolkien Lexicon, Friedhelm Schneidewind will be introducing and performing songs by Oswald von Wolkenstein accompanied by Symphonia.


“Else Pelse”:

Klezmer music with a touch of Balkan from Frankfurt – Fechenheim.

Brigitte Friebertshäuser (accordion),Carmen Thome (violin), Sebastian Strecker (clarinet), Günter Krause (saxophone, percussion) and “Lui” Jessl (double bass).


In addition, we can look forward to hearing music on the Zasdulab performed by Ron Winkler


as well as to performances by workshop tutors.


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