A Tyrolean evening is something special for those who have never visited the Tyrol before. The thighslapping dances and the women in their colourful dirndls have become something of a tourist cliche - but there is one big difference between a Tyrolean evening and some of the folklore evenings put on in other countries. Both the costumes that are worn and the music that is played is a part of local tradition, and it is a tradition that is still alive in the villages and towns of the region in the present time. The musicians that play and the dancers that perform are often also booked for local festivities. The dances also tell stories from the days when they were a source of community entertainment - like the Jealousy Dance, the Miners' Dance or the Woodchoppers' Dance.