Franui

Franui (c) Julia Stix

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Genre(s): Folk
From: Tyrol, Austria
Management: management@kuenstlerbergwerk.de
Label: www.col-legno.com/de
Contact: mail@franui.at
Website: www.franui.at/aktuell
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BIOGRAPHY

“Franui” is the name of a mountain pasture in Innervillgraten/Austria, a small East Tyrolean village located 1,402 meters above sea level where most of the musicians grew up. The word is of Rhaeto-Romanic origin and refers to the proximity of Innervillgraten to the Ladin-speaking region in the Dolomite Alps.

The Musicbanda of the same name have been playing together in nearly the same line-up since 1993 and are frequently invited to perform at major national and international festivals and venues.

In addition to their concerts Franui have also realized a number of music theater productions over the years, e.g. “Fool of Love,” a compilation of Shakespeare sonnets realized in collaboration with the singer and pianist Karsten Riedel and the puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan (Burgtheater Wien), “Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise” (Salzburg Festival 2012, libretto: Händl Klaus).


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