Songs and dance music played with enthusiasm, fun and experimental spirit, the Short Tailed Snails are influenced by a musical history spanning eight centuries and the traditions of many European countries. They combine Early Music with Folk and World Music to tell timeless tales of joy and sorrow, enchanting their audience with stirring tunes and heartbreaking ballads.
The Short Tailed Snails formed in the year 2010 in Heidelberg, comprising Regina Schmidt (voice, Chrotta), Ines Hartig-Mantel (wind instruments, hurdy-gurdy, voice), Bert Brückmann (guitar, cister, bass) and Ismael Bou (percussion).
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The Short Tailed Snails are:
Regina Schmidt - voice, chrotta, Shruti Box
Bert Brückmann - guitar, cister, bass guitar
Ines Hartig-Mantel - flute, recorder, tin whistle, hurdy-gurdy, voice, percussion
Ismael Rodríguez Bou - percussion, frame drums, Riq, Tabla, Darbuka, Udu
Michael Schneider - cello, double bass