Great weather - great festival - great mood - great atmosphere - great people. Much praise and thanks go to a dedicated and hardworking voluntary GREENFARM 2012 team. Congratulations.
Ein DANKESCHÖN an alle, die diese wunderschönen Veranstaltungen organisieren! Letztes Jahr war ich leider nicht im Lande, aber 2012 bin ich auf alle Fälle wieder dabei.
Nur 1 Wehmutstropfen sei anzumerken: Es gibt kein GUINNESS. Das angebotene Bier ist zwar auch nicht schlecht, aber leider nicht zu vergleichen. Wäre es nicht möglich, Guinness mit auf den Hof zu holen?
Aber ich freue mich auf jeden Fall!!!!
Bis zum 19./20. Mai!!!
Thanks to frank McLynn who has decided to retire as Director of Greenfarm. Further news about Greenfarm 2012 will be posted before the end of the year .pd
The Greenfarm Festival this year was amazing. Nice weather, very nice music and a very heartwarming amtosphere. See you all next year.
it was a amazing festival with brilliant artist an i had a lot of fun.
What a fantastic weekend that was - great music, great company, great craic all round!
Thank you all for coming along ato Greenfarm Festival 2011and making it such a great success.
Thanks to the groups, clubs and artists who all gave 100% and received 100% appreciation.
Greenfarm Festival 2011 coming up on 25. & 26. June 2011. Should be mighty fun. See you all there.
Sorry about the mistitled portions of the video. We can't change anything now since we have gone way past post production. All I can offer are my apologies and a plea for understanding. We, as a voluntary team of organisers, will, of course, make a few errors here and there avery now and then - but what is this in comparison to an event which was highly successful, universally loved and carried through by the sheer enthusiasm, exhuberance and willingness of a GFF 2010 team who sacrificed months of their free time to get the whole show on the road.
We are in a constant learning process and have noted your comment. Thanks for being a part of the festival. Frank McLynn
Great festival - just the way it has been since the start years ago! The video is also a great one to remember the festival: very good idea and wonderful to look at - except for one quite irritating thing: there are the Emerald Dancers shown but the title says Summerstorm. And the Summerstorm Dancers are missing completely. Can they be added to the video and the Emerald Dancers be named correctly, please? Thanks a lot!
Thanks for a great festival. Pity about the Rain but the Music was great and the athmosphere fantastic. Looking forward to next year already, where else can you get 20 great bands for €5.- . excellent. Video is great too. compliments to all who helped set up this gerat event.
Best festival ever. Music all over the place. A little rain too. The atmosphere was superb.
Hi, the Flying Scotsman Scottish Country Dancers from Salzburg are coming too. Check out the above facebook site to find out more about us, Scottish Dancing, Whisky, Backpipes, Highland Games,... in Salzburg. See you there!
Hi, great programm this year. When the schedule will be announced? Cellarfolks!! When they gonna play? Scott -shamrockin-
I'm soooo looking forward to Greenfarm Festival in 2010. Last year was just great and I met my current girlfriend there. I'm in love with her and the festival. This is the best folk festival in Germany.
See ya there.
Wahay! a Scottish day .....and with the Battlefield Band. This is going to be the best festival ever. I'm over the moon and my wife is too. She made some great friends there last year.
Can't wait for June 2010.
Oh What Joy to my wee Scottsh heart. Scotlands best band at Greenfarm. I'll get my Kilt back from that guy I lent it to see you there. Long Live the Battlefield Band.
Will there be a Greenfarm Festival in 2010?
2009 was the best festival ever in Germany.
Great festival, great atmosphere, great sessions!!!
After taking part and performing at the Green Farm Festival for our 1st time, we have to say: Thank you very much for organising all that and - of course - for having us.
We hope to perform again. We'd love it.
from An Tor
I saychaps, I must agree with Mr McCarthy. The music and peripheral events were ourstanding and spliffingly top notch. I perceived the weather to be clement, however, and nothing that could not be endurded by a chap having access to a sturdy umbrella, a burnished hip flask , a comely wench and a stout Barber. The rural wenches present were most pleasing to the eye and as far as I could ascertain, very few of the chaps were "of the people".
All the servant ladies with whom I came into contact were friendly and buxom.
I shall be motoring to the next Greenfarm Festival thingy come twelve months.
Frank, Alison Paul et al,
What a week-end! The setting was lovely (the weather not so, but by Irish standards more than acceptable) and the music top drawer. As a guitar player, I was entranced by the musical wizardry of Jens Kommnick and mesmerized by the powerful flute playing of Siobhán Kennedy. It is hard to find words to do justice to the mastery of Gerry O'Connor's fiddle playing. I didn't get to hear all the great acts, but what I did catch was really great music.
GFF deserves to be better patronised. The session pub is ideal for full immersion in the music all week-end long if one is so inclined (I was!). I hope there will be many more GFF's.
More power to ye!
Gach rath oraibh,
Paddy Mc Carthy
Thank you SO much, Frank and Alison and Traudi and Helen and Ernst and everyone involved with Greenfarm 2009, for a wonderful festival and for all your kindness and hospitality. It was so very lovely to meet all of you, and I really, really enjoyed my first visit to Greenfarm -- hope it won't be the last!
Lots of love,
Jessica Kreuz, the Munich Greenfarm Festival Rose of Tralee went on to win the German Rose selection in Frankfurt/Höchst on Saturday night 27/06. She is now the officail German Rose of Tralee and will take part in the Grand Final in Tralee, Ireland on 26/08/2009. Good luck Jessica and may the power of the Rantapine go with you.
go easy with the future of GFF. Just give us some time to think and recover, still dealing with the aftermath (and it´s definitely not the intoxicating liquids). Then we might decide to do another GFF.
Nigel, just get Steve Jobs to transfer a lump sum then he can release every f***ing gadet he wants to on the same day as GFF starts.
Maria, praise to you and Daire for doing the doors on Friday and selling the CDs of the groups the whole weekend long and organizung the GAA games.
And all the other who were already named and maybe forgotten we appreciate every single second you gave us your hand to get the whole thing on the road and not only this also for the St. Patrick´s Day Parade.
Frankie, talk to you soon about your thoughts of retiring (thought about it myself on Sunday evening but starts to fade away).
Take care see you soon
Thanks a million Frankie baby and co. for organising a fabulous weekend.
From Tim's pies to the magical sound of trad music floating all about us for the entire weekend as Emer said you would never be homesick.
Enjoyed every minute of the weekend and where would this all be without a great DIF team behind you. Lads and lassies you were all brilliant.
Who's up for the last of the Chef brown sauces?
Still loving the comment about our exotic hurling game being played with oversized cooking spoons....an unforgettable statement.
So from us all in Colmcilles go raibh míle maith agaibh for a great weekend!!
See you next year hopefully. Oh and best of luck to Jessica this weekend in Frankfurt
Rumour has it that Steve Jobs apologised during a phone call on Monday, 22nd. June 2009 to the GFF 2009 DEVteam for releasing the new iPhone 3GS and the OS3.0 on the same day as the opening of Greenfarm Festival 2009. He promised to bear the festival in mind when releasing all future new models and OS's and intimated that a Greenfarm model might be introduced sometime in June 2010. This, of course, cannot be confirmed and may just be a whole load of bull***t thought up by someone close to someone in a remote mental facility.
Hello Frank + Team of the GFF!
It was an honour and pleasure to play at your great festival!
Thank you for everything!!!
Nah, lads & ladettes - not the last festival. But maybe MY last festival.
As the lady in "Blazing Saddles" famously said: "Let's face it I'm pooped".
Hi there you all! I can't believe what I am hearing! Last Greenfarm? It would be almost criminal to give up on such a visionary dream. Boys, what a festival you run! It's festivals like yours that keeps us playing the music we believe in, traveling tens of thousands kilometers every year and when we miss home, you make us feel like home. Frank & Paul, its people like you that keep the scene going in these tough times. And all the people in the Murphy’s hall on Saturday night, thank you for bringing the best out of Sliotar
Legendary already! Along with the previous two GFF's!! Thanks Frank & Alison & Paul & all the rest of the crew for organising & hosting such a splendid event. Amazing luck with the weather!! Phew! - Just missed big washout. Hints that it may be the last are a wee bit depressing! Surely it must have been a success all round? Stressful 2B sure, but wasn't it worth it? Me & the biscuits certainly enjoyed ourselves (even the hangover!). Cheers, & when the GF's hangover's over.... Think about GFF2010!?
What a wonderful weekend and an amazing bunch of people, there is no need to feel homesick in Munich with the Greenfarms Festival!!!
Hi Frank, hi everybody,
thank you so much for inviting me again to this wonderful festival. I enjoyed every minute of it; I met old friends and made new ones! Even though I'm back to "normality" now, I'm still thinking of the music, the craic and the friendship I experienced over the weekend.
Thanks again, best of luck!
Organisatoren, Helfer, die Musiker und das Publikum haben das Festival dazu gemacht, was es ist: Ein einzigartiges Festival in Deutschland! Thanks for a brilliant weekend! Sabine
Loads of thanks to Frank, Paul, Magic Traudi, Siobhan, Monika, Michaela, Martina, Helen, Monika + Daniel, Robert, Pat, Maria and Dara, everyone who did the unglamorous but essential stuff of setting up and taking down (Paul M, Alan, Pat Stakers etc.), the Stuttgart gang - Brixi, Robin & Max... and the lots of others who put it all together and kept it all going. Yez are all stars, every one of you! As The Rantapine said, it was only cat melodeon!
My girlfriend she breaks up on me to the Wednesday before the festival. I am meeting a lovely girl Andrea at the dances on Saturday night in the festival. We are in loving with each other. The festival is marvel. I go every year. Luciano
Great festival. Well organised. Best Festival in Germany.
Das wahrscheinlich beste Festival in Bayern!!!
Wir sind am Samstag eher zufällig bei euch gelandet und gleich wieder nach Hause gefahren...... um unser Zelt zu holen!!!
Unbeschreiblich toll!!! Für alle etwas dabei, toll auch für Kinder, nur gute Musiker und alles eingebettet in die tolle Umgebung des Hausler-Hofes und die einmalig angenehme Atmosphäre die durch die fröhliche Mentalität der Besucher verbreitet wird.
Wir freuen uns schon auf das nächste Wochenende und bringen dann gleich unser Zelt mit!!!
i have seen the band in an irisch pub in munich and in a few minutes there was an amazing atmosphere! Last year in mai i stay the first time in dublin and the pubs there are completly different to the german pubs, the people are much more friendly and to have an nice talk with the guests is in my opinion one of the characters of irish pubs.
the next time i stay in munich i will proof the termins of the band and if its possible i want to see them again.
best regards and sorry about my bad english
manfred + andrea briggmann
We (The Rye) had the pleasure of playing The Green Farn Festival, and we'd like to thank everyone involved, here's a link to a couple of tunes from the early afternoon show
thanks again, best wishes and continued success
The last couple who posted instigated a double post. While trying to delete one of the duet, I inadvertantly deleted both posts. Sorry. Mea culpa. Maybe you could post again.
The Green Farm Festival 2008 should be rernamed " The Golden Festival of Nirvanic Celtic Delights Encompassing Irish and Scotttish Cultural and Musical Highlights of Highest Quality on a Farm that Thanks be to God had a Lake on It " It's a bit much for a sign but it conveys more of what to expect to all those poor pitiful souls that decided to stay home to avoid the heat.
This festival was hot ,and not just weather wise. The music was hot- and what a wide spectrum of styles to suit every taste.
The sessions were hot- great players from all over were there knockin' out the tunes in grand style.
The dancing was hot- the Irish as well as the Scottish Dancers were an absolute pleasure to watch!
The Ceili dancers were hot- I can testify from first hand experience that the Munich Ceili Band provided the music that inspired the people to dance with delight no matter how warm it was. It was a "moving experience" and there wasn't a dry eye in the house, as a matter of fact, there wasn't a dry anything in the house.
The food was hot- I can't believe I was at a festival ing Germany all weekend and didn't eat even one bratwurst. What a great choice of different foods!
My Artwork was hot- I finally got to field test my artwork for extreme climatic changes. Last year it survived the thunderstorm test, this year the heat was turned up and it passed with flying colors. Thanks to everyone for the postive feedback!
The drinks were cool- My first time drinking Bulmers on the rocks, yuuuum,and there were plenty beaming on Beamish! Beam me up Scotty.
The Lake was hot- I mean cool! One of my best experieces this weekend was floating on my back , cool as a cucumber, in this wonderful lake listening to the great music from the nearby stage. It was fantastic!
My thanks and compliments to all of the organizers, helpers, musicians, dancers, vendors, and visitors that made this an absolutely wonderful event. What a great place to come back to, to meet up again with old and new found friends year after year!
I hope I have the oppurtunity to come back and contribute to the Craic!
Green Farm Festival has to be the newest hit on the scene for sure! Thanks Frank, Allison, Paul (that's plural Pauls), and all the rest of the team for putting on a fantastic weekend. To have spent the whole weekend listening to some great music, meeting up with many many old friends, getting steadily wobbly through two all night sessions means it'll take me a full year to recover, roll on 2009 (please post dates Frank)!!!
Special personal thanks to Greensleeves, Burning Biscuit Band, Paul Daly Band and of course Colm (my stomach is still aching from the craic), for providing some great sets. Hope to see you all again next year.
Again, thanks to you all.
Liebe Leute vom Green Farm Festival!
Wir waren zwar nur kurz da, aber wir hatten einen sehr schönen Gig auf der kuscheligen Bühne am Wasser und außerdem eine Menge Spaß! Weiter so!
Loads of thanks to Paul, Frank, Magic Traudi, Siobhan, Maureen and Conor, Helen, Monika + Daniel, Robert, Pat, Maria and Dara, everyone who did the unglamorous but essential stuff of setting up and taking down (Paul again, Paul M, Alan etc.), the Stuttgart gang - Brixi, Robin, Max, Benni and Miriam ... and the lots of others who put it all together and kept it all going. Yez are all stars, every one of you! As Barry from The Rye said, it was savage !
A big thank you to the organisers of the Green Farm Festival 2008 for putting on a great weekend for musicians and audience alike. We from the band Celtic Chakra enjoyed performing but we also enjoyed meeting up with some of the other Trad musicians from all over Germany and play spontaneous sessions late in the night. It was great to hear bands of the calibre of Cara and Iontach. The standard of musicianship at the festival was very high. It is Germany's first proper out doorTrad fest. It is great to bring all these bands from everywhere in Germany together on five big stages every year.
The music was great , the location fantastic, the organisation splendid, the drinks were cool and the weather could not have been better. A big big thank you from us in Celtic Chakra (and I am sure that most of the other musicians feel the same) to Frank and Paul and their entire team for a weekend to remember.
Looking forward to the Green Farm Festival 2009.
Great time at the Hausler Hof,
Enrichement of the munich music scene
Nice way to spend a weekend
Frantic reactions everywhere (F`n beautiful weather)
Amazing amount of visitors
Rich choice of food and beverages
More of that please !
danke für das fantastische wochenende mit wunderbarer musik und netten leuten, vielen dank vorallem an alison und frank;-)
What can one say.
Good mix of friendly and happy people (a lot of strangers became new friends)
Good range of food & drinks mmmmmmmmmm BULMERS OVER ICE!
Good weather ( bit too hot sometimes)
Good range of music, comedy, sport and dance
Nice cool lake (with bloody big fish and noisy frogs :-) )
Super support from all involved (it`s a long long long list) They know who I mean!
Long onpening hours :-)
and most of all with the help of some heathly chaos, Green Farm 08 once again produced that extra special atmo! (who missed it it`s your own fault)
see you in round about 360 days
OH...... I gotta get some sleep now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Vergesst alles, was Ihr bisher über Festivals gehört habt. Das einzig ware ist Green Farm. Vielen lieben Dank an Paul Daily, Herrn Hausler und Mike Ducat das ist Euch auch dieses Jahr wieder prima gelungen. Mein Sohn Gina und ich sind stolz darauf ein Teil davon gewesen zu sein. Der Termin für nächsten Jahr ist bereits fest eingeplant.
Macht weiter so. See you at the Bulmers Corner in 2009 latest !!! Carolina
Hallo, waren gestern auf Eurem Greenfarm Festival und echt begeistert. Tolle Stimmung, tolle Bands - alles super. Nur schade dass so eine Spitzenband wie Banshee erst mit fast 1 1/2 Std. Verspätung auftreten konnte (da waren eine Menge Leute schon weg) und dann auch noch durch eine ausgesprochen schlechte Tontechnik/-abmischung dran gehindert wurde, dem verbliebenen Publikum Ihre absolut tolle Performance zu präsentieren. Ansonsten war alles super...wir werden beim naechsten Mal mit Sicherheit wieder dabei sein....Gruesse aus dem Augsburger Land....
Much thanks to the valiant helpers who made The DIF-Stand and Greenfarm Promo 2008 such a success last weekend. You know who you are. Frank
I know many of you would love to help promote/advertise the festival. Well you can. We have hundreds of leaflets and beermats (beautifully produced) which you could just leave behind the windscreen wipers of all the cars in your neighbourhood. Just drop down to the DIF-Stand at the Stadtgründungsfest on 13./14/.14 June 2008 and collect everything you need there. The stand will be positioned in Marienhof right next to the U-Bahn exit/entrance there. Talk to whoever is manning the stand. They will be civil and friendly towards you.
Thanks a million.
I'm not so sure there. Jack might be colour blind. I had a dog like that once. Brilliant where visualising the macrocosm was concerned but a dead loss where the microcosm was concerned. We took him to a dog doctor who diagnosed ameoscopopathy and we sent him to the Isle of Man for treatment. When he came home to us he was able to smoke a pipe and build webpages. He later took to playing the comb and joing a Céilí Band in Kilkenny West. When Pat Kilduff left the band, the dog left in sympathy and ran away from home. I read in the Melody Maker years later that he had had something to do with Foster & Allen and influenced the Bothy Band at their aesthoautoganomic birth. He#d be a great dog to have at a festival on an organic farm I'd say.
What do others out there think?
Looks like Jack's problem could be easily solved by making the colour of the page backgrounds a lighter green. Thanks for drawing our attention to it, Jack - we'll see about fixing it!
Well Jack, My problem appears to be much worse. I cannot read at all. I can barely manage to write, (went to school for three years and then gave it upas a bad job).
My wife thinks the site is "cool" and has read mayn of the more interesting parts out to me. We have had many hours of ferocious laughter at erudite comments on the site and would nearly go so far as to say that the site provides better entertainment than Mre Marion Basler on a bad night. Then agian, it would be a fierce sad world if everybody liked the site. Maybe we can meet up at the festival if you can see me and we could have a long chat about websites and their detrimental effects on modern folk music. My hearing is OK.
This has to be one of the worst designed websites I have seen in a long time. Who designed such an unuseable website ? I myself am 1/2 blind and my screen reader can not read this. The webpages is not very accessible for people like me. :(
I remember Brian too. I saw him collecting the old age pension in Galway some years ago. He had his guitar with him and told me that he was doing a lot of "alley music". I'm really looking forward to seeing him on stage in Germany again and hope that he remembers to pay back the DM32,- I lent him all those years ago. He is nice when he has money. Hildegaard
I have heard a rumour that Brian Flynn will be appearing at the festival this year....is this true ?????????? I remember him from years ago and he was not only a brilliant musician and a great stage presence but a really cool looking guy. I can hardly wait to see him in action. RENATE, ERDING
Just checked out the plan for Greenfarm 2008 .Looks great, great bands, if it is as good as last year ti will be a fantastic weekend
Mike and Conor, agreed that of course you can't compare apples and hops, but Bulmers certainly took the festival by storm and goes down like mother's milk. Just the thing you need after a strenous day of hurling in temperatures of 30 degrees!
So... looks like people enjoyed themselves then?!
I agree with your "No Way " comment as Guinness, just like Beamish which was enjoyed at the GREEN FARM are stouts and BULMERS is a Premium Cider. I think the comment that Alison made below was suggesting the huge potential for BULMERS in Germany.
Anyway back to the GREEN FARM, big thanks to all involved in turning this event into one of the most friendly,peaceful and easy going festival that I have attended in years! The atmo was great and it was really fun to be there.
Great weekend. I´m looking forward to another three days in tune...ehm june. Bulmers, the new Guinness???? No way!!! :-P Hope I can come to next years sunday. I missed out on the hurling. :-(
If you keep it up tollwood will look like a "kindergeburtstag".
How about Podge and Rodge as special guest next time? Seriously though! Andrea Corr wouldn´t be bad either.
Das war ja wohl das BESTE in Sachen Irland, was in München und Umgebung seit langem geboten war. Nach diesem ersten fantastischen Wochenende kann ich nur sagen : WEITER SO. Wir brauchen hier Events wie diesen. Ihr müsst unbedingt ein 2., 3.,... Green Farm Festival veranstalten !
See you all there...
Best weekend ever!!!!
Never been to a place with such many gifted musicians around.....even at the "bonfire" after a few rounds of beer and cider^^
I haven't met a single person who was there and didn't enjoy it!
A big THANKS to all the hosts who supplied us with everything we needed!! and all the organizers (D.I.F. espacially) for making such a great event happen!
Greenfarm has to become an anual institution!!!!
Ireland, Irish People and Irish Music made themselves some more friends in this world!
Helen, is sliother slapping anything like slithering and slipping around, and did it have anything to do with the rain and mud, or was it more the cider and beer?!
Mit dem Abstand von einer Woche kann man sagen, daß es ein großer Erfolg war. Danke an die, die im Vorfeld alles organisiert haben (Paul, Monika, Frank, Robert, Thomas, Helen, Siobhan). Für die anderen war es dann leicht einzusteigen und mitzumachen - es hat Spaß gemacht, wie immer!!!
Und nachdem die Müdigkeit auch wieder verflogen ist, sollten wir viellecht doch darüber nachdenken, ob wir nicht nächstes Jahr wieder so ein Festival............, we´ll see!
Aber bevor wir an ein nächstes Greenfarm Festival denken - Paddy´s Day is coming up soon!!!
A fantastic event. It was lovely see young & old having a great time - whether foot-tapping or sliother slapping. It really makes all the work worthwhile. How about a greenfarm hurling championship next year?
Please let us have your feedback, did you enjoy teh festival ?, Should we do it again ?, what would you like to see happen next time ?
Thanks to all the DIF gang, without whom etc etc............
Thanks for creating a very special festival where people and music could meet and mix in that beautiful surrounding of lake and fields with cherry trees looking over the old farm buildings to lead us towards great food and drink for body and soul....
2007 brings me from Ireland to Australia, Denmark, UK and Israel, I doubt if I'll come across a festival to better this one...congratulations to everyone involved in making it possible...and by the way I'm available for any hurling and football matches coming up... as a super sub in the last minute!
Dear All....a pleasure being there
Still a little sore from the hurling but it's a happy pain...to well remember a great festival that embraced all the aspects of Irish culture....as Brecht would almost say, they who make the fair use of it have the fair right to it, regardless of nationality.
I've been to festivals and I've been to festivals- but this one easily ranks as one of the best I've ever attended. There was something for everyone; kids, teenagers, adults and a bevy of well behaved dogs! The music, gastronomy and organisation was so effortless and natural that I am still amazed. I can't honestly pick out any one event for special praise since all of them had their own inimitable moments of sheer glory. It was peaceful, fun, relaxing and sad to have to leave on Sunday evening. I'll be around for the next one - even if it's inTimbuktu. Thanks for making my weekend!
Fantastic weekend, well done to all the people who worked like mad before, during and afterwards to make it a huge success! The music was terrific (and such a LOT of it...;-), you would have needed 10 stomachs to eat all the different kinds of food there, and Bulmer's is the new Guinness (oops, who said that?) Highlight: watching the Sands Family playing hurling and football and Tommy scoring a goal! It was a brilliant festival, big HOORAY to the organisers and pat yourselves on the back!
Klasse Wochenende mit tollen Liveauftritten - Mehr davon
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