Hiwwe Un Driwwe
The names Reinig, Braun + Böhm have come to stand for Palatinate folk music without false "folksiness" and for a varied song repertoire of depth and substance. The trio has become a fixture in the cultural landscape of the Palatinate. Following their debut album "Verzehl ma nix" (2002) and their award winning CD "Johreszeide" (2004), a new album is being released: "Hiwwe un Driwwe" - the new CD by REINIG, BRAUN + BÖHM Tracking traces around the Palatinate to Pennsylvania "The Pennsylvanian descendants of immigrants from the German Palatinate have partly preserved their dialect and cultural customs to this day. In Manheim, Strasburg, Host (= Hochstadt), and elsewhere in the region around Lancaster (PA), one still knows "Belznickel" and "Elbedritsche," and Palatinate folksongs are still sung that long ago came to the New World with the immigrants. It's great that "Reinig, Braun + Böhm" are keeping this aspect of Palatinate Pennsylvania-Deitsch culture alive, spanning a bridge between "hiwwe" (over here) and "driwwe" (over there), between the Palatinate and the 400,000 speakers of "Palatinate" dialect in the United States. This CD creates an eagerness for more..." Dr. Michael Werner, Editor, Hiwwe wie Driwwe (Die Pennsylvaanisch-deitsch Zeitung). "Hiwwe un Driwwe" is a concept album that has the musicians retrace Palatinate traditions. "Hiwwe" stands for traditional songs and dances from the Palatinate and from bordering regions like Alsace and Lorraine. "Driwwe" represents Pennsylvania, the new home of the immigrants from the Palatinate, where their descendants in part still speak their own language, Pennsylvania-Deitsch. Paul Reinig, Peter Braun + Rüdiger Böhm selected their song material with great care and, as is their won't, reshaped it in sophisticated arrangements, once again with the active support of Charlotte Lettenbauer on the cello. Featured guests include: Gudrun Walther and Jürgen Treyz (Deitsch, Cara) and Desy McCabe, Uillean Pipes virtuoso from the Irish band, Craobh Rua. Artist Martina Beck once again provided the illustration on the CD cover, as she did with the first two albums by Reinig, Braun + Böhm. The CD release is rounded off by a sumptuous booklet (graphic design by Katrin Kreft) that features all song lyrics and a wealth of interesting historical information. All tracks were recorded in 2008 at artes-studio, Esslingen am Neckar. Recording / Mix / Mastering: Jürgen Treyz. The Uillean Pipes were recorded by Aaron Hagan, The Stable Studio, Aughnamullan, County Antrim, Ireland.