Workshops for Bagpipe, Smallpipe, Hurdy-Gurdy, Diatonic Accordion, Ensemble, Singing & Bodhran
29 April - 03 Mai 2020


You would like to learn bagpipe, hurdy-gurdy or the diatonic button accordion and you want right from the beginning an expert who supports you.
Or are you already advanced on this or other instruments and you are looking for some new input and nice people to play with?
Maybe you just need a little downtime to treat yourself with great experiences, have a short musical vacation and a cosy time.

The Spielkurs is the right place for all of that!

Our annual workshops take place at Radis Manor in Saxony-Anhalt. The next Spielkurs will happen:

29 April - 03 Mai 2020

For our upcoming workshops we have invited amazing bands and fabulous musicians who will support you as experienced teachers
to share their knowledge with you. We are looking forward to welcoming

  Andy Cutting (GB)    Barnaby Stradling (GB)    James Delarre (GB)    Julien Cartonnet (F)    Tania Buisse (F)  

  Gurvan Liard (F-BZH)    Maude Madec (F-BZH)    Birgit Bornauw (B)    Benjamin Macke (F)  

  Andrea Hotzko (D)    Jan Budweis (D)    Stefan Straubinger (D)    Johannes Uhlmann (D)    René Pütsch (D)  

In addition to the fascinating courses you can expect a lot of great music and dancing, amongst others the big BalFolk Night with the bands:
Topette!!, Duo Liard/Madec und Duo Macke/Bornauw an awesome atmosphere, a terrific location and plenty nice people.
The Spielkurs will be definitely a special experience that you shouldn't miss!

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The Spielkurs offers various workshops related to the different levels and interests.

Bagpipe / Smallpipe

Bagpipe / Smallpipe

Workshops for beginners, intermedia, medium and advanced players



Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players

Diatonic Accordion (Melodeon)

Diatonic Accordion (Melodeon)

Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players



Singing Workshop, Bodhran Workshop



open for all instruments



The KulturGut Radis is a lovingly renovated manor located in the natural park Dübener Heath. The manor house, protected as a historic monument, and the adjacent park offer the perfect ambience for our Spielkurs. Far removed from any stress you can dive into another world. Here we have rooms for our workshops, accommodation and tasty cakes, freshly baked by the villagers in a traditional wood-fired oven. The evenings are spent at the Dorfsaal, the village hall, which can be reached within a five minute walk. It’s easy to get to Radis, too – either by train (yes, Radis has its own train station!) or by car via the highway A9 (exit Dessau Ost) or the B100.

Accommodation & Food

Youth Hostel: Those who stay at the youth hostel are always at the heart of our event. The hostel has approx. 60 beds which we prefer to offer to the participants. Attention:   The hostel is already fully booked!
Additionally participants and guests may camp close by. Accommodation within the hostel includes board and lodging. Participants and guests who reside externally may naturally order lunch, dinner and breakfast at the hostel.

Camping at the KulturGut: The Radis community provides a part of the adjacent meadow as well as the local gym’s sanitary facilities to campers. Heavier vehicles should use the parking lot. If you want to camp, please register in advance using the booking form! Payment is due at arrival.

Please note:   Bookings for bed and/or board are exclusively organized through our website; the youth hostel does not accept individual bookings! Alas, the hostel only offers shared rooms. There’s no power and water connection for caravans.


  • Feriencamp Radis (ca. 4km outside of Radis)
  • Bed and Breakfasts at Gräfenhainichen (6-10km) or at Kemberg (ca. 10-12km)

Informations about Radis

  • History of Radis
  • Dübener Heath natural park
Spielkurs Radis survey map of Radis

One of the highlights of the Spielkurs is the great BalFolk night followed by a Late Night Session.
The price of the BalFolk ticket is already in the application fee included, same in the guest ticket.

When?    Friday, 01.05.2020 at 20h00,
Where?    ZUM SAAL - 06901 Radis, Straße des Friedens 19

Which bands will play?

  • TOPETTE!! (GB/F) - Andy Cutting, Barnaby Stradling, Julien Cartonnet, James Delarre, Tania Buisse
  • DUO LIARD/MADEC (Bretagne) - Maude Madec, Gurvan Liard
  • DUO MACKE/BORNAUW (F/B) - Birgit Bornauw, Benjamin Macke

You don't want participate at a workshop but you like to come to the BalFolk?
No problem! Go to - Booking - to purchase your ticket.

Attention!  BalFolk tickets are just available on this website and only in advance.
                There is no guaranty to get tickets at the door!


Application Fee195 EUR
Application Fee (until age of 15)145 EUR
Instrument Lending Fee  25 EUR

Complete L (Full Board Accommodation at the Hostel Radis)135 EUR
Komplett S (up to 15 Y)115 EUR
Extra-Meals (lunch and dinner for 3 days)  45 EUR
Extra-Essen PLUS (lunch and dinner for 3 days + all breakfasts)  67 EUR
Dinner for the day of arriving / Lunch for the day of departure6 EUR each
Breakfast5,50 EUR each
Camping at Radis Manor (per person / per night)7 EUR

Guest Ticket40 EUR
BalFolk Ticket20 EUR
BalFolk reduced (up to 25 Y)15 EUR
BalFolk Kids (under 15 Y)free entrance


Please note: By submitting the application form or a booking you accept or registration conditions.


a review on the history of the Spielkurs - the beginning, the development and the highlights

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The Spielkurs collaborated over the years with so much fantastic musicians. During the first years […]


Please use our contact form for all requests regarding the workshops, artists, accommodation, events, BalFolk etc. ...
Neither the Radis Manor nor the Youth Hostel Radis will accept any individual enquiries for the workshop period.

Spielkurs für Dudelsack und Drehleier
person in charge: Andrea Hotzko
+49 (0)30 44737978
Event Location
  •  KulturGut Radis Radiser Bahnhofstr. 18, 06901 Kemberg / OT Radis, Germany