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Alpski Muzikantje




Mixed Band

Region/Geographical Influences:


Central Europe



Alpine Folk Music

The brief:

Alpine folk music from Slovenia and Austria, high energy polkas and waltzes

Band Members

Phill, Paul, Peter

All about the artist/s

Alpen Musikanten (German for 'Alpine musicians', or 'Alpski Muzikantje' in Slovenian) is a Melbourne based Alpine folk music trio specialising in popular folk music from Slovenia and Austria. We have a passion to play the music just as it's done in Europe right now, which is enjoyed by all generations alike, and pride ourselves on both our authenticity and high energy which gets toes tapping and dancefloors started. Focusing on fast polkas and waltzes, we also add well known songs from neighbouring countries and feature vocals in German, Slovenian, Italian, French and English. We feature a piano accordion, bass, and guitar as well as vocals.
Our style is based on the Slovenian 'Oberkrainer' style which has transformed the way Alpine folk music is performed across Slovenia, Austria, the southern part of Germany (Bavaria), and smaller but passionate populations in neighbouring areas such as Hungary, Northern Croatia, Northern Italy, and Switzerland. This style was pioneered by the Avsenik brothers from Slovenia in the 1950s, who revolutionised Alpine folk music with the introduction of guitar and bass rhythm elements inspired by French Gypsy Jazz and Swing music, an infectiously happy sound of accordion rhythm using sixteenth notes, a constant flow of new compositions, and all performed in a colourful, traditional Slovenian costume, hailing from the 'Gorenjska' or 'Oberkrain' region (which happens to be where the famed Kransky sausage comes from).

Artist's Events

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Ticket Price
Online/In person
Main Genre
Alpski Muzikantje at the Austrian Club Melbourne
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