UBERkrainer 2016

UBERkrainer - Traditional Polka Party Band

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, UBERkrainer is a traditional Bavarian polka party band, performing a wide assortment of polkas and waltzes from numerous European countries such as Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Slovakia.

What's In A Name?

In the USA, the polka-band sounds are generally viewed as the music heard at Oktoberfests around the country when in actuality there are many kinds of Germanic folk music. One particular style of Volksmusik, that is authentic music found in the regions between Bavaria, Austria and Northern Italy, is Oberkrainer Musik. Since our music group, comprised of accordion, mandolin, upright bass, drums and vocals, performs folk tunes across a much broader region than traditional Volksmusik, we thought it only fitting (and humorous) to call ourselves UBERkrainerüber (German for "beyond") and krainer, a tip of our alpine hats to the Slavic music roots.

UBERkrainer repertorie includes such pieces as:

  • Auf der Autobahn (Slavko Avsenik - Slovenia)
  • Baby Doll Polka (USA)
  • Barbara Polka (USA)
  • Beer Barrel Polka (Czech Republic/USA)
  • Bei mir bist du schön (Germany)
  • Blue Skirt Waltz (USA)
  • Clarinet Polka (aka A Hupfata)
  • Der fröhliche Wanderer (Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller)
  • Der wasserfall (Austria)
  • Pennsylvania Polka (USA)
  • Rheinlander (Germany)
  • Edelweiss (USA)
  • Einmal am Rhein (Germany)
  • Schützenliesl (Germany)
  • Heidauer Ländler (Germany)
  • Trompettenecho (Slovenia)
  • Du, du liegst mir im herzen (Germany)
  • Trink trink brüderlein trink (Germany)
  • Drunten im unterland (Austria)
  • Le fleur di Jura (Switzerland)
  • Tinker Polka
  • Ein Prosit (Germany)
  • Mein bester Freund ist die Musik (Slovenia)
  • Beim Stelldichein in Oberkrain (Slovenia)
  • Es ist so schön ein musikant zu sein (Slovenia)
  • Helena Polka (USA)
  • Liechtensteiner Polka (Germany)
  • Oktoberfest Is Here Again (USA)
  • Pennsylvania Polka (USA)
  • In München steht ein hofbrau haus (German)
  • Tick-Tock Polka (USA)
  • There is a Tavern in the Town (USA)
  • Rain Rain Polka (USA)
  • The Woodpecker Polka (USA)
  • Der Ententanz - "Chicken Dance" (Switzerland)
  • Boarisch G'spielt (Austria)
  • Hokey Pokey (USA)
  • Ein hoch auf Österreich (Austria)
  • Im Himmel da gibt's kein Bier - In Heaven There Is No Beer (Germany/USA)
  • Just Because (Frankie Yankovic)
  • Who stole The Keeshka? (Frankie Yankovic)
  • Schneewaltzer (Germany)
  • Trompetenecho (Slavko Avsenik)
  • She's Too Fat for Me (aka Village Inn Polka)
  • You Are My Sunshine (USA)
  • Zicke-Zacke Zicke-Zacke Hoi Hoi Hoi (Germany)
  • Besuch in Oberkrein (Slovenia)
  • Fliegerlied - "So ein Schöner Tag" (Germany)
  • Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch (Germany)

— Click on any of the above linked song titles to watch a video clip of an UBERkrainer performace.


2014 & 2016

Chattanooga Oktoberfest

2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Helen Oktoberfest


Nashville Oktoberfest

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