Every single band-mate had decades of experience when IRXN met first in 2006. Initiating persons were Markus (drums) and Reinhold (guitar) after having had a similar Folk-Project together. Berni (vocals, guitar), Trixi (violin) and Peter (bass,tuba) joined the new project subsequently and the whole thing started with a fixed appointment:
A full-length show @ The Bavarian Highland Games in Paffenhofen Bavaria the same year. This meant a hard time of synchronizing but a great starting point for our visionary project: Bringing back the root-spirits behind the well-known Bavarian Traditional Music. IRXN songs are part of various compilations as well.
IRXN is a kind of musical melting-pot as every single band-mate is coming from a different genre - the grid for our music is our vision of having old tunes turned into new style by giving appropriately
our own biographies.
Berni is definitely rooted in traditional Bavarian
Folk-Music, he played guitar in various folk bands
and was singing in a duo with his sister Martina
as on numerous folk meetings (also airplay's
and on TV). He's still performing as
Besides her studies of classical music in Munich,
Trixi got musical inspiration from outside the classic
as well: Medieval, Jazz, Improvisation, Chamber Music,
Eastern Europe Folk and Meditation - these influences
are in various shades up to now the recurrent
theme in her musical awareness.
Reinhold's musical roots are definitely
Punk rock/Ska-punk. But actually he's influenced
by everything raw, brute, callowed, gross,
unpolished, or just: different. He was caught
by Punk rock for about 15 years. A big
weakness for early music from the Middle Ages
and renaissance resulted in the project D'Oxnhex.
Besides Rock, Pop and Jazz in various attributes,
Peter initially came into the merging of those
styles with Bavarian music by playing the bass
with the 'Hundsbuam' from 2002 to 2005.
Markus was influenced by the Soul-, Funk-, Pop-
and Rock-music of the 70's and 80's. Beginning of the
90's he was working a lot inside classical music
and Jazz. The music from Hubert von Goisern and
Attwenger was his inspiration to turn to Bavarian
Rock-music, and of course the fact that his father was a
well-known Folk-singer, traveling between pubs to perform.
IRXN has released 4 albums to date...They Are:
Since 2006 IRXN has played numerous shows in small clubs as
well as really big festivals (not only Folk-Festivals) all over
Germany and Austria. Some of the bigger ones we played are:
- tff/Rudolstadt, world's biggest Folk-Roots festival! (DE)
- Bardentreffen/Nürnberg (DE)
- Tollwood/München (DE)
- Vienna Folk Festival/Wien (AT)
- Drumherum/Regen, biggest traditional Folk-Festival in
- Regenschimmern Open-Air/ Regenstauf
- Corso Leopold/München
- Holledauer Rock Frühling/Wolnzach
- Hart&Zart III/Gelting
- Folk on the Water/Prien am Chiemsee
- Bavarian Highlands/Pfaffenhofen