I play the bagpipe, violin, and sing. When I was 7 years old, I started playing the violin. Many years of classical violin lessons followed. As a teenager I sang in the choir that took part in the annual musicals my highschool organised. After a brief sidestep to Irish fiddlemusic, I changed my violin for a bagpipe in 2007.
On this page you can see the bands I play in, or have played in. Book us for your event! (We are located in the Netherlands.)
Androneda is a Dutch balfolk band. We play traditional West-European dance music, but in a contemporary way! On bagpipe, accordeon and saxophone we mainly perform our own compositions. The central focus in our music is always its danceability. This is because balfolk is a type of ‘social dance’: focused on having fun together with live music. Our repertoire includes couple dances, like the bourrée, scottish, walz and mazurka, as well as group dances like a cercle, jig, rondeau en chaine, or andro.
De Soete Inval
De Soete Inval plays medieval music at historic festivals, medieval markets, and more. We play several different types of bagpipes, accompanied by a drum.
Tweedledum & Tweedledee
Tweedledum & Tweedledee was the first band I played in, together with Ernic Kamerich on the hurdy-gurdy. We played medieval and folk music on fantasy and medieval festivals. The band existed from 2010 until 2017.
In 2015 we released our CD “Gyre & Gimble”. It is still available for the price of €5. Interested? Send me an email!