Chronicle



1982 - Foundation of the Happy German Bagpipers by Jürgen Gabbert and Falk Paulat in Brake/Unterweser
1986 - Chancellor festival in Bonn
1987 - Concert in the parliament in Bonn
1991 - 1st trip to Scotland with a crash course
  by members of the „Tayside Police Pipe Band”
1992 - 1st CD „Happy German Bagpipers meets Nostalgy”
1993 - Tour through Hungary organized by the German Embassy in Budapest
- Appearance in the TV show ZDF-Fernsehgarten
1994 - 2nd CD „ Bagpipers Experience” together with the Tayside Police Pipe Band
- 2nd visit of the Tayside Police Pipe Band
- NDR1 Radio Niedersachsen (radio programme lasting 55 min.)
1995 - Studio appearance on N3 Hallo Niedersachsen
- TV report N3 about the Happy German Bagpipers in Mentzhausen
  (was transmitted throughout Germany during the early evening)
- 2nd trip to Scotland: 6 concerts including one at the „Scottish Golf Open“.
  Bagpipe and drum lessons
- A group of young dancers from Ratka / Hungary come to visit
  (6 concerts in Northern Germany)
1997 - TV report N3: „Hallo Niedersachsen Hautnah“ 15 min
- Oderbruch: Farewell concert at the Neuhardenberg airport
   for those helping during the flood of the Oder
1998 - 3rd CD „Dudelsackparty“
- Honouring by the Scots culture club „St. Andrews Association“.
1999 - 3rd trip to Scotland: We created the „Late Night Show“on the ferries and
  performed 8 concerts in Scotland.
- Our tour leader was Dick Hamilton, Drum Major of the „Tayside Police Pipe Band“.
- TV report MDR in Brake, benefit concerts to encourage young people
2000 - Mainz, concert in the Rittersaal (knight’s hall): We were introduced to the
  King of Hohoe Gbi Ghana
.
- Internet Homepage www.german-bagpipers.de created by Mr. Norbert Tetzner
- The „Rocking Teddybears“, a group of dancers from Nodenham, joins us in our
  concerts upon request. Concerts where they took part:
- EXPO 2000 Hanover: 8 concerts
2001 - TV spot on station SAT1 during the bagpipe meeting in Fallingbostel.
- Visit to the Landtag (state parliament) of Lower Saxony with concert and discussion.
- Appearance on TV station NDR3: Event in Brake
2002 - Live transmission by TV station ORB 3min. 750th anniversary Seelow.
- Live transmission Nord-West Radio „Dudelsack und alles drum herum“
  (Bagpipes etc.)
  20th anniversary, radio report in NDR1
2003 - Bulgaria: Bagpipe festival (Gaida-Festival) in Shiroka Laka and International
  Folk festival in Varna, 3 TV transmissions, 3 radio shows.
- Start of a series of concerts together with the „MacDowell Pipe Band“
  from Hoogkerk/Netherlands
2004 - Our new comedy show with lots of fun, costumes, belly-dancing and Rock’n Roll
  (6 appearances)
- Benefit concert for a girl from the Kosovo.
   Horses and music in Osterburg with Hans-Heinrich Isenbarth
2005 - Croatia / Istria: 2 concerts summer manifestation „Labin Art Republic“
  (Labin Tourist Association)
2007 - Our brand new homepage created by ITN GmbH
  goes online!
2008 - 10 concerts, 10 - 28 March in Punjab, IndiaDance group "Grazia", conducted by Olga Deutsch new to the team. Reconstruction of the band.
2009 - Youth dance group from Punjab, India to visit us and concerts -
13 concerts HGB with dance group GRAZIA from 05
- 18 October in Punjab, India in Delhi, Patiala, Chandigarh, Khanna and other towns
2010 NDR TV - Live appearance of our girls Julia-Marie, Kira, Darleen, Valentina, Nikita, Jana and Anastasia. They play "Rock around the Clock" for the program in the afternoon TV show
2011 Falk's 5. tour to Punjab/Indien and komposed  "PUNJABI WITH KIRA" - Pipe musik with Punjabi sound - Hungary, 8 Concerts
2013  Scotland Tour: Dundee, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Stirling, Braemar, Edinburgh Fringe Street Festival

Note:

The above chronicle only contains some of the highlights of our past, we have experienced so many other beautiful times which we would not have wanted to miss for anything in the world.