Hotel Palindrone

Hotel Palindrone
Hotel Palindrone
New CD release albume cover Dial 1702
Piping live
Live at Towersey UK
With the audience
Dance workshop UK
Jew's Harps classical
With dance tutor Kerry Fletcher
Hotel Palindrone 2009


from the album of the same name
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Line up

  • Albin Paulus (clarinet, bagpipes, shawms, flutes, jews harp, voc)
  • John Morrissey (mandola, chitarra battente, guitar, vocals)
  • Peter Nag Natterer (tenor saxophone, bass, harmonium, piano)
  • Stephan Stoney Steiner (fiddle, octave fiddle, diatonic accordion, hurdy g)


UK and International Bookings Ian Smith at Frusion
in association with manager Christina Sanoll based in Vienna

International exclusive management through
Christina Sanoll Womex delegate 2008

European Alpine roots music played with vigor passion virtuosity and a whole lot of fun

Bagpipes from all over Europe, Irish-Italian mandola, Swedish nyckelharp, jew's-harp, e-bass, saxophone, ... Nearly twenty instruments and four musicians. -

Blending real talent with original compositions drawn from their European roots this band is quite simply excellent .. In the UK in 2008 they played Womad on the BBC R3 stage going out live on Late Junction to an audience who greeted each track with ever greater abandon, then onto Trowbridge competing with Don McClean on the main stage and still got a dedicated following for their set. This following on from already winning over audiences at Towersey Festival Chippenham and Broadstairs.

Without a doubt are poised as a band to make a big international impression for the future ... For dance or concert , fun and musical excellence they're perfect.

Already with an international recognition based on appearances at ...
Germany: TFF Rudolstadt, Tanzhausfest Leipzig / France: Fete de la Vielle Anost / Italy: L'Unita in Friuli tour...

In Austria: Wiener Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz, Folkfestival Hallein, Bordunfestival Kremsmuenster etc.

They've played in Malyasia for the Borneo Rainforest festival and in 2007 via Christina Sanoll ..

Olinkan Mexico, Folkest-Festival (I), Austrian Cultural Forum Rome (I), Gooikoorts-Festival (BE), (NL), Alpentoene (CH), Linz (AT) and in collaberation with Ian Smith at Frusion Broadstairs-Folkweek (GB), Towersey-Festival (GB) etc Womad UK / Trowbridge / Pontardawe Wales

LIve broadcast BBC R3 from Womad 2008

"Pretty much irresistible" (Sing Out/USA)
"A joyful surprise" (TradMagazine/F)
"Austria's only drone band of stature"(concerto/A)
"One of Austria' s most innovative folkgroups."(

Hotel Palindrone are grateful for the assistance they have had in making some of these appearances from the following Austrian Kulturforum's

Mexico : London : Rome : Brussles : Bern
a link to the official overall web site is below

"Elegance" (1999) - Extraplatte EX 350 099-2
"Samo Riba" (live 2003) - by Extraplatte EX 650 003-2

"Dial 1702" CD released in 07 and in 08 for the UK market through Discovery records ...