40 Episodes

The Volkshaus Zurich regularly hosts concerts of different styles.


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  • Anton Bruhin & Hujässler and stories from Christian Schmid

    Episode 1

    The master of the jaw harp (Maultrommel) solos and THE flagship of the new folk music opens up an earthy and virtuoso series. (with Markus Flückiger & Dani Häusler)

  • Ils Fränzlis da Tschlin

    Episode 2

    Starting from the traditional Engadine folk music, the five musicians roam with pleasure through all kinds of music styles, jumping the kitsch sometimes only a hair's breadth from the scoop and then again dare to dangerously sloping terrain.


  • Nadja Räss & Alderbuebe

    Episode 3

    20 years of Appenzeller tradition and innovation come together with the nominee of the Swiss Grand Prix Music 2016. Truly a fulminant summit meeting of the special kind.

  • Rampass
    Episode 4


    Episode 4

    Rampass is characterised by earthy colours, durable patterns and the renunciation of excess art frills. A Scottish is a Scottish, basta! (with Markus Flückiger)

    Recorded 19/02/2017.

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  • Appenzeller Space Schöttl

    Episode 5

    After many years of separate paths Töbi Tobler and Ficht Tanner joined together again. With their "Appenzeller Space Schöttl", they already influenced the Swiss music scene in the eighties, and are now regarded as pioneers of the new Swiss volkmusik. A witness of that time is the outdated CD "Her...

  • Guschtis

    Episode 6

    "Guschti's original, pure Bergler and Sennenkapelle" are the dance and entertainment orchestras of the old school, with the aim of making our dance floors vibrate. Daring and dingy.

  • Kazalpin

    Episode 7

    The Belarusian vocal trio "Akana" and the "Albin Brun Alpin Ensemble" combine folk music, world music and chamber jazz. Touching, virtuoso and surprising.

    With Patricia Draeger, Claudio Strebel, Marco Käppeli.


  • Natur Pur & Echo vom Schattähalb

    Episode 8

    "Schrägers and Gräders" from the Muotatal. Between the Tänzli to the breathtaking wonderful Jüüzli, as it always was and is correct. Alpmilch and honey for the ears!

  • Quartett Robin Mark

    Episode 9

    Schwyzerörgeli goes jazz, folk pop and improvisation. The quartet is mainly devoted to its own compositions. Attention - the young wild graders come to Tsüri but their own, daring ways!

  • Pirmin Huber’s Ländlerorchester

    Episode 10

    The new interpretation of folk elements takes us into a unique world of music. Pirmin Huber's masterpiece returns to Zurich with great enthusiasm about the world premiere of "Feelings" at the "Stubete am See" in 2016 with 11 musicians.

  • Pflanzplätz & Dävu Märki

    Episode 11

    Through experimentation and pleasure in playing, special characteristics and the inclusion of stylistic elements, the performance achieves its own autonomy and thus differs from today's popular "Örgelimusig". Pioneers.

  • Schänner Blech-Füfermusig

    Episode 12

    From the 100-year repertoire of the Schänner folk music tradition. Dusted, rebashed, collar strengthened. "Tänzig wie-n e Moore", the metal sheet from the stage.

  • Barbara Berger’s Silberen

    Episode 13

    Naturjüüz and folk songs, narrate stories and legends from their nearer and more remote home. With respect, they interpret the musical heritage, preserve the moving and bring the essence carefully arranged into the present time. Kammerjuuz.

  • Landstreichmusik und Christine Lauterburg

    Episode 14

    Première: Red on Gray - this modern "Stubenmusik" also integrates electronic and other special elements from various music worlds, from drum machine loops to "crackling" shellac recordings to industrial noise.

  • Hanneli Musig

    Episode 15

    „Über Stock und Stei“. A colorful compilation of well-known Swiss folk music scene bands will make the dance music of our grand-grandchildren sound.

  • Corin Curschellas featuring La Triada & Rodas

    Episode 16

    Two trios-five women: the special folk-part renovation from the trilingual Graubünden. Archaic, modern, pure and touching.

  • Ambäck
    Episode 17


    Episode 17

  • Zugluft
    Episode 18


    Episode 18

    Accordion, violin and bass clarinet / clarinet Zugluft lead the willing listener into a turbulent head-theater of trans-European experimental folk-music.

  • Tacalà
    Episode 19


    Episode 19

    In the gray November-Züriblues we urgently need joy and sunshine from the Ticino. Some Musica tradizionale Ticinese!

  • Max Lässer & das kleine Überlandorchester

    Episode 20

    Unheard of Swiss Alpine music from the Swiss chief guitarist. A rousing examination of our musical tradition with the influences of contemporary music.

  • Nadja Räss & Markus Flückiger

    Episode 21

    The two "stars" of folk music play compositions from their own pens. A musical picture book, which was created entirely in pairs, meaning "sälbander" - as the dialect said.

  • Brandhölzler Striichmusig & Jodlerterzett Hersche / Looser

    Episode 22

    Jodel - Streichen – Tanzen. Whether Huldrych Zwingli as a native Toggenburger has yodelled, is not proven. He certainly would have liked this concert: string music, yodelling and Zäuerli are among the most beautiful things Swiss folk music has to offer.

  • Alte Volksmusik

    Episode 23

    "wie die groben paurn in hauffen schreyen".
    An exploration of folk music in Zwingli's time.

  • Rämschfädra

    Episode 24

    This is music as it promises with its mischievous title. Things are really going to take off. One musical fantasy takes the next one by surprise. You listen and marvel at so much instrumental energy and joy.