Course | concert | Folklore

Gommer Musikferien - Folk music week for children and youth

from 350 CHF
Monday, 5 August (morning) to Saturday, 10 August 2024 (midday)

Course leader

Reinhard Heldner, clarinet

Paul Locher, violin

Manuela Lehner-Mutter, yodelling

Olga Albisetti, Schwyzerörgeli

Course content

In this course, children and young people discover folk music in its rich stylistic diversity.

We play and yodel together traditional and traditional, old and new dances from Valais and other cantons in Switzerland. We not only play schottisch and polka, but also discover original forms such as Zäuerli and Chuereihe. Or we take a detour into international folklore - perhaps a jig from Ireland, a tango from Argentina or even a klezmer from Bulgaria?

We encourage the desire to experiment, even in unusual combinations.

The aims of this holiday course are group interaction, impromptu playing and accompaniment practice.

The course is open to all singers and all instruments.

String instruments, woodwind and brass instruments, Schwyzerörgeli, dulcimer and yodellers make music together, learn to lead melodies or invent harmonious accompaniments.

Target audience

The participants are children and young people aged 8-20.


The course takes place with a minimum of 15 participants.


If you have any questions about the course, please contact the course leader on 079 736 32 87 or


Camp 'Eigehüs', Biel/Goms


Fr. 350.-

Children from the same family receive a course fee reduction.

The price includes:

  • 5 overnight stays and full board
  • Course costs and course materials

It is also possible to attend the course without overnight stays. Course costs without this arrangement on request.


Participants will receive a confirmation of registration within two weeks with details of how to pay the course fee. This must be paid within 14 days. As soon as the course fee has been paid, the registration is final on both sides.
Contact details
Gommer Musikferien
Paul und Eliane Locher-Walpen
Termerweg 34
3900 Brig
Mobile: +41 79 736 32 87

All dates

  • Monday, 05.08.2024
    All day

Here the offer takes place

Feldkapellenstrasse 1
3989 Grafschaft

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