Saitenstreich - translated “string prank” or “string stroke” is a musical duo based in Freiburg in Germany. The band consists of Louise Gillman (voice, violin and button accordion) and Michael Schwiening (voice, guitar, mandolin). Founded after a busking encounter in October 2012, the band has travelled the southern Rhein region and far beyond. They play at medieval and fantasy markets, in pubs, at festivals and on the street, delighting in creating joyful havoc wherever they go!

Concerts at Medeltidsveckan 2017

Lördag 5 augusti: 

  • Garden party in Öland

Måndag 7 augusti:

  • 12.00 Forum Vulgaris
  • 21.00 Jakthornet, Clarion Hotel

Tisdag 8 augusti:

  • 21.00 Wisby Hof, support for Stormfrun
  • 22.00 Jakthornet again, we feel so loved!

Onsdag 9 augusti:

  • 13.30 Forum Vulgaris
  • 21.00 You guessed it! Jakthornet! :)

Torsdag 10 augusti:

  • 11.30 Forum Vulgaris
  • 15.00 Goodbye Concert by the beach


11, 12 and 13 of august- if you want to follow us, we will be travelling to a festival in the North of Germany: "Cultura Mediavalis" in Ohrel.

Journey Blog

Saitenstreich has joined the label "Prosodia"

We are delighted to announce that we have joined a record label! To those that are familiar with our song GEMA woanders hin, please do not judge us too harshly, we have indeed succumbed to the copyright company, but we still stand for the values of sharing music wherever we go!

We are excited to see what will happen in the next few years, and are already working on new songs for our next CD, for which we plan to take our time! ;)


Sofa Concerts

Saitenstreich has joined the website, which allows people to invite musicians to give small concerts in their homes, in the living room, kitchen, on the sofa, in the bathroom, wherever there is a good acoustic and room for a small audience. We gave our first sofa concert at the house of the wonderful blues musician Matt Woosey and are since featured in a short documentary about sofa concerts!!  (see below)



Passend zu Halloween wollten wir diesen dunklen Abschnitt der Bandgeschichte mit euch teilen, als Louise weit, weit weg in Nordschweden war ...

We thought Halloween a fitting time to share this dark chapter of our band history with the world ... a long year ago when Louise was far away in North Sweden.