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What do the international athletes love about Austria? The cultural highlight in the form of folklore, food and drinks. These things and even more the Masters could find in the Masters Village on January 14th.

Before Tyrol Evening started, the daily medal ceremony was held at the big stage. Especially euphoric this time was the gold winning team ANTIQUE from Helsinki, Finland, that won the discipline “Figure Skating Synchronized Adult”. Ville Penttinen, the coach of the team and former figure skater who had formed the team one and a half years ago and even created the choreography, was especially excited to see his team get gold.

Following the ceremony Family Gundolf came on the stage. They have organized Tyrolean Evenings since 1967 and for many they are the ambassadors of Innbruck and Tyrol when it comes to music.

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With an energetic and varied programme that consisted solely of traditional music, Tyrolean dances and “Schuhplattlern” as well as Tyrolean and “Jodel” songs, they entertained the crowd at Masters Village. There was no break for the crowd when immediately after the “Rumer Muller” entered the stage to drive out winter and welcome spring. The main figures of the “Muller” are the witches, the “Klözler”, the “Halbweiße”, the “Melcher” and the “Spiegeltuxer”, the “Zaggler” and the “Zottler”. To symbolize the victory of spring over winter. The “Halbweiße” is being climbed on by the “Zottler”.

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The characters leave the stage in the same order as they have appeared. Not to miss the musician with his Styrian accordion that makes sure the figures stay in the right tact.

For more information on this Austrian cultural highlight visit www.rumer-muller.at

For the big finale, the stage became once again full

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After this the concert band consisting of 40 musicians from Oberperfuss entered the stage. This concert band’s history dates back until 1797 and they are very proud looking back on their 215 years of history and tradition. This ensemble currently consists of 55 active members between 14 and 67 years. They are accompanied by five young Marketenderinnen (flower bearers) who pour Schnaps to the lucky crowd.

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More information you can find here: www.mk-oberperfuss.at

The attendees could get delicious Tyrolean food from multiple stalls, and they appeared to really enjoy it. The Tyrolean Evening was a successful event which will surely be remembered as a highlight of the games by viewers and athletes alike

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