Thiel FamilyThe Jolly Ramblers are proud to welcome you to their home on the internet!

With a combined total of more than 200 years in the music and dance band industry, Chuck Thiel and his Jolly Ramblers of Lester Prairie, Mn., will please you with their genuine style of danceable music that is pleasing to all old-time and modern dancers and listeners alike. A steady beat and beautiful instrumental and vocal blends make this band very popular throughout the upper-Midwest.

The composition of the group allows many interesting instrumental and vocal combinations. Solid bass keyboard and percussion along with some very nice concertina fills and solos complete a really enjoyable sound.

The Jolly Ramblers feature a wide variety of musical styles from German/Czech old-time to modern and swing to 50’s, country, and country-rock. In 1991 they added the “polka mass/service” to their library and have since released five Christian CD’s/cassettes. Christian ministry through music has become a major part of their annual schedule. “It’s a Family Tradition” is their latest release (August 2020). The Jolly Ramblers have recorded 20 albums/cassettes/CDs.

“It’s a Family Tradition”


It's a Family TraditionIt’s been a long time coming, and here it is!  The Jolly Ramblers proudly announce the release of “It’s a Family Tradition,” a recording that took nearly 60 years and four generations from its inception to its reality!

Along with the release of “It’s a Family Tradition,” the Jolly Ramblers are proud to announce the opening of their new online shop where you can purchase Jolly Ramblers recordings! Click here to shop online! CDs are guaranteed mailed in one business day.

Song List

1. Polka Celebration
2. When
3. Top of the World
4. Oh Baby Mine Polka
5. Could I Have This Dance
6. Melody of Love Polka
7. Puff the Magic Dragon
8. Rhythm of the Rain
9. Sugarbush Polka
10. Country Roads
11. All I Have to Do Is Dream
12. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
13. The Middle Polka
14. Blackboard of My Heart
15. Moonbeams Waltz
16. Beer Barrel Polka
17. Are You Missing Me
18. Angeline Be Mine
19. Cab Driver
20. Silhouettes
21. Bye Bye Love
22. Sweet Caroline

Register Online for Tours!

For your convenience: We’ve added online shopping for tours! Now you can order your Jolly Rambler CDs and register for tours at the same time… all at one convenient site. Click here to register online! Tour registrations will be confirmed within one day.

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