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Our next “Uuchten” in Luxembourg-city

Our next “Uuchten” in the winter 2016-2017 at Oekosoph in Pafendall:

  • Wednesday 16 November 2016, 19:30-22:00
  • Wednesday 14 December 2016, 19:30-22:00
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017, 19:30-22:00
  • Wednesday 15 February 2017, 19:30-22:00

Please register via this web page. Free entrance.

What is it about?

In the winter months the days get shorter and the nights get longer. In earlier times, when there was no electricity, people got together on long winter evenings, alternately in different homes, which is called in Luxembourgian Uucht. It was all about exchanging news, telling stories, singing songs and tinkering alongside spinning wool, patching clothes, embroidering blankets, smoking a pipe, dozing a while or whatever. This resulted in saving wood and light.

We would like to revive this long-forgotten tradition and invite you between November and February to “uucht” with us singing songs and telling stories.

Christian Ries, Catherine Hengesch and Camille Kerger

Music

We sing an international repertoire with secular songs in Luxembourgian, German, French, Portuguese, English and Italian. We will use especially the singing booklet Stimmband – Lieder und songs, published by the German publishing house Reclam: either the small pocket book worth € 6.95; the same book is available in large format for € 14.95 (XL-Ausgabe. 13.6 x 21 cm). We have a small stock of these books, but we recommend you buy it and bring it to our evenings.

We accompany the song with an acoustic guitar and / or an accordion (without sound amplification).

Stories

We tell little stories and anecdotes from different cultural backgrounds, in Luxembourgian, German and French. You may bring your own selection.

Public

Everyone is welcome, even if it is not to sing, but to listen and engage in a quiet activity such as spinning, crochet, knit, embroider or just read.

Registration

For organizational reasons please register via this web page. To enable a cosy evening we only accept 40 registrations.

Place

We have our “Uucht evenings” in winter 2016-2017 in the cosy bistrot Oekosoph in Pfaffenthal, just accross Sang a Klang. Candles create a warm atmosphere in this friendly setting and there’s plenty of organic food and drinks.

Getting there

You can easily come to Pfaffenthal on foot, by bike, bus, or car: