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"New Paltz Band" visiting from Schifferstadt Germany
  • July 5, 2019
  • Hood College, Brodbeck Music Hall
  • 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701
  • 7:30 PM
  • Free, donations are welcome

    This 5-person group from Germany sings original and traditional lyrics set to folk melodies from the Pfalz region of Germany as well as to familiar American folk melodies. What makes the New Paltz Band unique is that they use the "pennsylvaanisch-deitscher” dialect throughout their performance. (But not to worry, they explain everything in English, too!)

    Interspersed between their songs, the band members also describe some of the historical and cultural differences and 
    similarities between “old” and present-day life in the Pfalz region and share interesting Amish and Mennonite customs that have developed in America over the years.