Welcome to Folksounds Elmstein!


Folksounds Elmstein” is a non-profit initiative of the Friends of Nature (Naturfreunde) LudwigshafenAs charitable association, the 'Friends of Nature, local group Ludwigshafen' (Naturfreunde Ortsgruppe Ludwigshafen) are not allowed to make profits, which would not be used according to the conditions as states in their standing rules (Satzung), like e.g. for the 'Promotion of musical and cultural activities'. The standing rules of the association can be viewed here (in German): http://www.naturfreunde-ludwigshafen.de/satzung/. for the promotion of European folk music.

Under this umbrella, lectures and concerts in the Naturfreundehaus Elmstein in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany take place, nature and extent of activities may develop in multiple directions, as required.

Summer Workshops 2016 LogoFor the fouth event under the Folksounds Label, the ″Summer Workshops 2016″, must courses are ready for enrollment, small changes might still be possible. We will again bring together multiple instruments and musical styles, this time including a reach across the Atlantic ocean to North America to bring Old-time elements under one roof together with European folk music for four days.


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One focus is again on old German folk music, including an extension back in time with the course “Songs from the Middle Ages.

In a further exciting experiment we try to bring the mouth harp back to folk music, where it once started, then moved to blues and even mainstream music.

Please reserve dates in your calendar for the next event, the Winter Workshops 2017 from 26. to 29.1.2017!

All events under the Folksounds Elmstein umbrella are open to international participants, generally, English-speaking participants are always welcome, especially we would like to encourage our neighbors in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to take part.