vocals, fiddle, viola, diatonic accordion
Gudrun was brought up in a dynasty of fiddlers with Irish, German and French folk music and started to play traditional music on the fiddle at the age of six. Singing is something that Gudrun has been doing all her life. Apparently she sang along to Irish Rebel songs before she could speak the language. Gudrun is one of Germany’s most sought-after and well-respected trad musicians. She won numerous awards with her music and recordings (German Folk Award, German Critics Award), guested on many genre crossing albums (El Houssaine Kili, Söhne Mannheims, Le Concert Spirituel), performed as a soloist with a big orchestra (Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz) and worked as producer and co-producer in the studio. Her original songs and tunes are an integral part of Cara and some have been covered and recorded by folk bands in the USA and UK. In 2016 she was asked to guest with world-renowned Irish band, Téada, filling in for Sligo fiddle master Oisín MacDiarmada.