German folk band
German folk band

German folk bands music and dancers for hire

Are you planning an event in Germany, for example in Munich or Berlin? With German folk you can offer your guests an unforgettable experience. With traditional German folk dance you have a programme item worth seeing at your event. Here on this page you can book and hire German folk dancers. German folk musicians are world famous with their instruments and yodelling. That is why you should also book one of the German folk bands.

German folk dancers
German folk dancers

German music & musicians from Germany

German musicians ready to rock your event in Germany: the Bergvagabunden play traditional and typical German music for beerfest, oktoberfest, wedding or fair. These outstanding musicians from Germany perform live all over the country (Berlin, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich etc.). The Bergvagabunden are very experienced in entertaining international guests with their music from Germany. If you need a unique show act, a function band or a funny surprise for your clients, send your inquiry in order to book musicians in Germany.

German folk music
German folk music

Hire traditional costumes

Maybe you also want your guests to wear German folk costumes. We rent traditional German costumes for your ladies and gentlemen. Write to us also if you would like to hire hostesses with typical costumes.

Popular German folk songs

Im schönsten Wiesengrunde
Wir lieben die Stürme
Heute an Bord
Ein Heller und ein Batzen
Der Mond ist aufgegangen
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss
Wir lagen vor Madagaskar
Guten Abend gut’ Nacht
Wenn die bunten Fahnen weh’n
Kein schöner Land
Uns scheint der Mond so hell
Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen
Wir lieben die Stürme
Heute an Bord
Treue Bergvagabunden
Sah ein Knab ein Röslein steh’n
Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden
Die Wacht am Rhein
Wo die Nordseewellen
Am Brunnen vor dem Tore
Es klappert die Mühle am rauschenden Bach
Hejo spann den Wagen an
Ännchen von Tharau

Folk background

Germany is known to have many regions with different dance histories and folk music styles. This was caused by its recent separation into many provinces and the fact that it had never been a united nation until the late 1800s. Until recently, German folk songs were known to be un-hip. Nevertheless, in the eastern parts of Germany, folk music has always been popular. In this area, folk music is considered a symbol of national unity and is also employed as a tool for propaganda.

The most popular folk songs performed by German folk bands entail themes from immigration that dates back in the 19th century. They also encompass themes of apprentices and work. In the eastern parts of Germany, starting from 1970, the Youth Association founded a music festival that focused primarily on political songs. It was the sole way to find International Music in Germany at that time.

West and East

In West and East Germany, pupils were taught German folk songs, and those who were interested in becoming German folk dancers were also encouraged in their dreams. At this time, the genre was still referred to as Volkslieder. However, it did not have any resemblance to authentic German music as it was known traditionally in the 19th century and before. These were optimistic popular songs that were performed by the German folk bands. They had meaning to the nation as a whole, but that culture was kind of diminishing due to alienation that had started to sweep the land in the 19th century.

This alienation was a result of the music revolution as it was embraced by the British and American folk dancers and singers. They developed a negative attitude toward the policies of their governments. Most of the artists started writing songs that were focused on turning down the works of the government. They also embraced the direction of writing reality songs that reflected joy, sadness, and passion. Since East Germany was quite strict about its culture, this revolution did not take place until the 1970s. Even at this time, the artists were still elliptical on the revolutionary words.

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One more thought

German folk songs mean a lot to the Germans as it reflects their culture and traditional ways of life. Therefore, when attending the Oktoberfest festival, you will get to enjoy a culture that has been in existence for centuries. The singers and dancers know the right thing to do, and you will feel entertained throughout the entire two weeks that you will be there. Go to the fest and drink beer as you interact with like-minded individuals from other parts of the globe. provides the following:

  1. German folk bands for hire
  2. Traditional folk dancers from Germany
  3. Typical German folk music played live
  4. from Berlin to Munich and worldwide

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