UK Tour 2017 Part 1

So we did it, our UK tour! It was an amazing experience, exhausting, elating, some highs (actually lots) some lows (very few) and with a 30 piece choir accompanying us (Münchner Kneipenchor) it was certainly an experience we’ll never forget. I thought I’d write a blog about it – I know usually blogs are written as events happen, but the …

Antistadl 2017

It’s a very special event, that seeks to raise Folk music – particularly folk music with a fresh outlook, or bastardised in some way into something that can be seen as ‘cool’ but also seeks, it seems to bring all sorts of people of very varying age groups all together to enjoy a night of good music.

All UK dates for July tour confirmed!

The last 2 dates for our UK leg of our tour next July have now been confirmed. So now we’ll be visiting Coventry, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham and Brighton. We just need some dates on our way to and back from the Ferry. So mark a date in your diaries fellow Britons to pop the kettle on for us and save …

3rd UK venue booked – The Grain Barge, Bristol.

We have confirmed our 3rd UK booking for our tour next summer at the fabulous Grain Barge in Bristol. Mr. Gurdan has played the venue many moons ago with some of the folk from Commercially Inviable Records. One quirky and memorable detail is that due to the venue being on a boat and because it wasn’t quite level, it gave …

Small Tour in the North (of Germany)

So we set off for the North (of Germany) all packed like sardines into a VW van that we hired (Regine’s Feuerwehr Bus unfortunately being superseded due to the cold and long distance required) – the stalwart Regine did all the driving due to an oversight on the legal requirements on picking up the van (also in part due to …

The Curious Tale Of The Missing Charango (part one)

It all started exactly one year ago to this day when professional instrument juggler extraodinaire Mr. M. Davis was performing with Gurdan Thomas in a small tavern in the suburbs of a small Bavarian town. The locals were in good spirits and the show had been well received. So much in fact that we were all well supplied by a …

Missing E.P. Release Date Announced 10.10 (2014)

(ENGLISCH VERSION) – Bitte skrollen Ihr unten und findet euch die ‘GURDANISCH VERSION’ an. We’re delighted and excited to announce the upcoming release of our  new E.P. titled ‘Missing’. We would like to thank Christian at Beste Unterhaltung for releasing us to release this on Isarwelle, which hopefully will lead to the recording and release of the full album with …

Gurdan Thomas T-Shirts – SOLD!!!

After playing a lovely but very early concert for Giesinger Bahnhof’s 1000 year celebrations I was approached by 2 young boys who had been eyeing up our merchandise stand – in particular the 2 hand graffitied T-shirts pictured to the left. “Can I have one of those?” asked one of the young boys, pointing at the crumpled shirts hanging from …

Gurdan’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Recently my brother ‘Borodin Ar Dan Thomas’ nominated me for the Ice Bucket Challenge. I have to admit, although I’d noticed here and there online these ‘Ice Bucket Challenges’ popping up on youtube, I’d not actually looked at exactly what it was. So imagine my surprise when I was sent a video of Borodin (now referred to as Borodin ‘the …

Isarsprudel Aftershow Party

We had the honour and pleasure last night to play for the mild to wild(ish) celebrations of this years Isarsprudel Dance and Performance Festival. Many thanks to Mr. Chubb for bringing his PA and himself to masterfully make us sound good (I know that can be a challenge). The Giesinger Beer was particularly tasty on the night – I think …