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  • Title
    NEW YEAR’S SPIRITS IN APPENZELL
  • Collection
  • Broadcast date
    23/12/2016
  • Running time
    00:26:02
  • Category
    Nature and the environment, Arts, culture, entertainment
  • Sub-category
    Mountains, Travels / discoveries / encounters, Arts, Music
  • Tags
  • Programme types
    Report, Investigation, Magazine

Summary

Every year around New Year’s Eve, the backcountry of Appenzell, in Switzerland, is grippedby an age-old festival fever.Columns of richly costumed and masked singers, bells a-jingle, run from farmhouse to farmhouse,chasing out the bad spirits and invoking the good.Their polyphonic chants resonate up daleand down, after months of careful preparationto produce Switzerland’s most

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