This album features dance music from high-alpine regions and from the low plains, music located somewhere between Schubert, Bartok and a Young Farmers’Ball in East Tyrol, encompassing all musical epochs and styles. The Musicbanda Franui as a dance band? Aren’t the ten musicians from the tiny Austrian village of Innervillgraten, located 1,402 meters above sea level in East Tyrol, notorious for playing mainly funeral marches? Aren’t they renowned for their alpine adaptations of lieder by Schubert, Brahms and Mahler? The funeral march and the polka are two faces of one and the same coin, is what Franui teach us; the cemetery and the dancefloor are closely linked. Traditional folk music instruments (hammered dulcimer, harp, zither), woodwind and brass, string instruments (violin, double bass) and voices are not only suitable tools for transforming Romantic lieder: You can also use them to play at funerals, and to conquer the dancefloor.