North German Horn Players

New to the Fair this year we welcome The North German Horn Players.

They are a mixed group of amateur players who meet regularly in their free time to practice the art of blowing the German Hunting Horn. The German Hunting Horn was developed in the middle 19th Century in eastern Germany, and the Horns of today are named after their creator, Furst Pless (The Prince of Pless) who was a large land owner in what is now a part of Poland. Many of the members are active ‘hunters’ with wide experience of shooting game in Germany, a pastime steeped in tradition and customs. Blowing the Hunting Horn signifies the beginning and end of the Hunting Day, and is often used for musical accompaniment at the Hunt Supper. The players today come from around Hannover in northern Germany, and this will be their first trip to Herefordshire.