Folk's Not Dead
If you watch the guys from Fiddler's Green take to the stage and rip through their material as powerfully as ever, one thing becomes certain: These folk rock! And they have been doing so for 20 years now! Time for an anniversary bash! 1990. The techno craze is all over Germany when a small bunch of dissenters get together around their home kitchen table for a few beers and end up deciding to put an end to the sorry and boring state Folk is in at that time. If somebody had told them at that time that their turbulent combination of reshaped Irish traditional tunes and own songs should become such a smashing success, this person would have received nothing but an ironic smile. Following close to 1500 shows, eleven albums - some of them hitting the German charts - and two live DVDs, they even managed to establish a new genre by the name of Speedfolk, a development that earned them a vast motley following. From the true folk enthusiast and the pogoing punk girl to metalheads who rub their eyes in surprise about just how powerful Speedfolk can be. The DVD 'Folk's Not Dead' was recorded during two great anniversary shows at the E-Werk in Erlangen. A CD of these shows is available too.