Hegl Boarischer – Rehragout Boarischer (Bavarian folk song) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is a traditional folk song which is said to have originated from Bavaria, known as ‘Rehragout Boarischer’ which translates to ‘Venison stew’ and is a Boarischer (basically a slower paced 2/4 dance from Bavaria). In the 1980s it was adapted by an incredibly popular Austrian folk music group from Tirol, Zillertaler Schürzenjäger, as ‘Hegl […]

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V pomladnih dneh – Luisen Polka (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is an instrumental polka by legendary Slovenian popular folk music and Oberkrainer music composer and accordionist Jože Burnik. The Slovenian title “V pomladnih dneh” translates to “In spring days” and was recorded originally in the 1960s by Ansambel Jožeta Burnika, then either in the late 1970s or early 1980s by Alpski Kvinet/Alpenoberkrainer from Slovenia with

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Srečno otroštvo (R. Smolnikar) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This waltz titled “Srečno otroštvo” means “Happy childhood” and was written by Robert Smolnikar, a highly regarded Slovenian accordionist who performed in one of Slovenia’s highest calibre Slovenian folk-pop music and Oberkrainer style ensembles called Štajerskih 7 (which means Styrian 7, relating to the region of Slovenian Styria, not to be mistaken with the bordering

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Rad te imam – Auf nach Kranjska Gora (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track] [Tutorial video]

‘Rad te imam’ (Slovenian for ‘I like you’) or better known by its German title ‘Auf nach Kranjska Gora’ (which means ‘Off to Kranjska Gora‘) is a polka by Jože Burnik and recorded by Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) in the early 1980s. It has also been performed on YouTube by Ansambel Juhej from Slovenia as “Veselo

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Sehnsuchtswalzer (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

Sehnsuchtswalzer (German for “Waltz of longing”) was recorded by legendary Slovenian folk music and Oberkrainer music composer and accordionist, Jože Burnik, and one of Slovenia’s most popular zither players, Miha Dovžan, in the early 1990s. Burnik was the accordion player in Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) from Slovenia throughout the 1970s, who later performed with other Austrian

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Na ples – Auf zum tanz (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is a polka by legendary Slovenian accordionist Jože Burnik who recorded this song with Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It is typically played in a quintett but this is my solo accordion arrangement played to the baritone and guitar track recorded by Brian Pavlic from Canada (baritone) and myself

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