Malbrook, in Lowgerman (the original language of northern Germany, more like dutch than like german) means dancdevil. It is an description for a like mad dancing person. Malbrook also is a well known trad. Melody in northern Europe.
Since centuries the north of Germany has a strong connection to the south of Scandinavia. These two regions always had a strong exchange in trading, knowledge and culture. The zenith of this development was in the late mediaeval time, at the time of the Hanse (a union of trading cities in the north of Europe). In that period Lowgerman was the most important language for trading in northern Europe. Lowgerman has had a strong influence to the Scandinavian languages. Also in other cultural things, like music, there was a strong exchange between northern Germany an southern Scandinavia. A lot of Songs, Lyrics and tunes are similar in both regions in the late medieval time.
This was the starting point for the project "Malbrook"
with friends from Bohuslän in southern Sweden and colleagues from
the north of Germany, Wolfgang Meyering produced the CD "Malbrook".
Wolfgang Meyering: vocal, mandola, flutes, percussions, el.-drums
Merit Zloch: harp
Ralf Gehler: german and swedish bagpipe, Schlüsselfiedel, jews harp, vocal
Vivian Zeller: fiddle, vocal
Jörgen Lang: guitar, low-whistle, vocal
Anders Ådin: hurdy gurdy, percussions, vocal
Christer Ådin: mandola, mandolin
Mia Gunberg Ådin: fiddle, vocal
Kerstin Blodig: guitar, vocal
Snorre Schwarz: drums, percussions
Markus Zell: percussion
Matthias Branschke: bagpipes