Invited by the Greengrass musicians, that we met last year, we traveled on 27 July 2012 to Hessian Nieder-Liebersbach. Here we lived to see the world's smallest but finest Irish Folk Festival!
Organiser Hans-Peter Mitsch had transferred the Nächstenbacher Street in front of his coffee bar into festival territory – with the aid of numerous supportive family members and friends.
And here the Celtic spirit came loose two nights long. On Friday with Greengrass, Erin Circle and Loudest Whisper and on Saturday with Odenwald Pipes and Drums, Celtic Friends, Erin Circle and Loudest Whisper. The audience was in greatest humour, not only because the rain spared the festival in perfect timing.
On Saturday, Heidrun and Erich from Greengrass showed us the town of Heidelberg, together with Brian, Paud and Paul from Loudest Whisper.
After a nocturnal session under the marquee (into the wee hours of the morning), punctual appearance at the Mitsch family breakfast table was an affair of honour (as well as of tough negotiations).
We want to give our sincere thanks and warmest greetings to:
• the Greengrassers for promoting our invitation and for the great time we had with you,
• the Mitsch family for inviting us, for your kind hospitality, the rich and delicious food and for organising such a festival wonder
• and Armin from Sonique-Centrale for the technical support.
Warm greetings to the Loudest Whisperers! And to the festival guests we got to talk with.
We enjoyed being in Nieder-Liebersbach.
Newspaper article in Odenwäder Zeitung from 30 July 2012
Newspaper article in Odenwälder Echo from 30 July 2012