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Short Tailed Snails – 800 Years of Folk Music

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).

If you want to know how we sound, please look under Aufnahmen. There are also some live recordings. To get in touch with us please got to Kontakt.

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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