European & alpine roots music played with vigour passion virtuosity and a whole lot of fun. More than twenty instruments and four musicians - Blending real talent with original compositions this band is simply excellent. Without a doubt are poised as a band to make a big international impression!


HOTEL PALINDRONE - no, that’s not somewhere to spend the night, but the winners of the Austrian World Music Audience Award 2005.

European & alpine roots music played with vigour passion, virtuosity and a whole lot of fun. Although Hotel Palindrone's music is predominantly dance orientated, they're equally at home in a concert-setting. In the end it's impossible to define HOTEL PALINDRONEs sound and put their music into any single genre.
It's quirky, full of life and without a doubt they're poised to make an impressive international impact ... with appearances at festivals in the UK, Mexico, Borneo, The Netherlands, Switzerland already spreading the word!

Blending real talent with original compositions drawn from their European roots this band is quite simply excellent and unique.

More than 20 instruments … featuring some lesser played instruments ie.
jew’s harp, nyckelharpa, Bock, Sackpfeifen (bagpipes) and willow flutes.
Vocally HOTEL PALINDRONE features Austria’s most famous sound – the yodel – European thought-singing.

Most recently HOTEL PALINDRONE has been delighted to have their lastest album “Dial 1702” acknowledged by Trad Magazine (F) as one of their recommended CD's (awarded a “Bravo!!!!”, April 08).

If Mozart had been alive today, he would no doubt be a fan!


“Pretty much irresistible” (Sing Out!/USA)
“A joyful surprise” (TradMagazine/F)
“An excellent band of multi-instrumentalists” (

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Elegance (1999) – Extraplatte EX 350 099-2
Samo Riba (live 2003) – by Extraplatte EX 650 003-2
Dial 1702 (2007) – Extraplatte EX 705-2

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Set List

Russbacher Tänze (trad.)
Nags Bourrèe & Quoi alors (Peter Natterer / Barbances)
Cercles (trad. / Albin Paulus)
Albinoni & Movrin & Muineiras (Albin Paulus / trad.)
Oimschroa & Lydische Schleunige (trad.)
L’orient est grand (Jacky Molard)
Ländler 1702 (trad.)
Travel Flow (Stephan Steiner
Thernberger Hochzeitsstücke & Branohm (Trad. / Breathnach)
Stones Mazurka – Pelikan (Stephan Steiner)
Samo Riba (Stephan Steiner)
Mozarts Ländlerischer Tanz & Schmalnauer Schleunige (Mozart / trad.)