Schrammel Klang Festival in Litschau

This weekend, the beautiful Herrensee lake in lower Austria was filled with music, light and people. Litschau, Austria’s northernmost city, is the birthplace of the traditional “Schrammel” music. In July, the area surrounding the Herrensee and the Herrensee theatre serves as the location for three days of Austrian folk music, sometimes conventional and occasionally eccentric.

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I was invited there by my friend and fellow musician Michael Eipeldauer, who was displaying and selling his guitars at the festival.  He is currently the only person in Vienna who, not only restores, but also displays the traditional Kontra-Guitars in his music shop, where musicians can try them out. His workshop is also there, and of course a respectable amount of awesome classic, acoustic and electric guitars as well!

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Some sketches from my stay there:

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