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

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

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