About us

We are Folk Abroad, an Irish folk band of six from Stuttgart. Since 2011 we play in bars, at festivals and private events and we entertain our audience with a colourful mix of traditional and modern folk songs. Whether cosy unplugged sessions or performances on stage: We transform every location into an authentic Irish pub.

 

 BJÖRN GALLINGE
(vocals, harmonica, percussion)

  
 

According to rumours:
He watched the first James Bond film at the cinema

Has no idea of:
Growing up

The most Irish in me:
Is the typical Irish warmth

 

TILMAN TEMPEL
(vocals, whistles, bodhrán)

 
 

According to rumours:
He played a polka set correctly once

Has no idea of:
Chemistry

The most Irish in me:
Is the high number of self-taught instruments

 

NICOLAI ADAMS
(vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin)

 
 

According to rumours:
He finished a gig with only three guitar strings left

Has no idea of:
The mating behaviour of South American tapirs

The most Irish in me:
Is the gift for poetic stories that often drift away from the actual topic

 

TANJA VÖLLINGER
(bass)

 
 

According to rumours:
She has a "polkaphobia"

Has no idea of:
Football

The most Irish in me:
Is a healthy portion of optimism

 

  THILO SCHULZ
(accordion)

 
 

According to rumours:
He has 12 fingers

Has no idea of:
Eh?

The most Irish in me:
Is my red beard

 

SEBASTIAN LUTZ
(drums, cajón)

 
 
 

According to rumours:
He can only count to 4

Has no idea of:
Whisk(e)y

The most Irish in me:
Is my enjoyment of living