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Rachel’s music has been synced on the BBC (Rebel Cheer Squad, 2022) and featured in Spotify editorial playlists such as Melancolia Indie and Indielandia. Her work has premiered in major publications including, Louder Than War and Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net and on radio stations across the UK, US, Europe and Australia including BBC Radio 6.


Following her liberating EP “Reap What You Sow” in 2021, which was described as “Powerhouse” by New Noise Magazine, Rachel’s new single Hurricane dropped in July 2022, and was premiered on An ominous fusion of indie rock attitude and bluesy Americana energy, the new track pairs dark, rootsy swagger with Croft’s thunder-and-lightning vocals.


This potent and dark female forward repertoire, combined with Rachel’s formidable stage presence is one performance not to be missed.






Rachel has built up an incredible reputation as one of the finest alternative ethereal folk performers in the country. She performs all across the UK as well as in her hometown of York. She has a following which is unparalleled anywhere else and is regarded as one of the best independent folk and acoustic musicians.

Musician and songwriter based in York UK, Rachel’s complex and rich vocals play over rhythmic fingerpicked guitar. Her alternative folk songs are inspired by ethereal Celtic melodies and the thoughtful lyrics of storytelling songs, which narrate her experiences living and busking in the city. Having performed for a number of years as the vocalist in the Croft and Mullen jazz band, notes of soul and the Great American Songbook are instilled in her vocal style. She is influenced greatly by Eva Cassidy, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell and Matt Corby, as well as more contemporary artists such as London Grammar. Having played the main stages of Warwick Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival and Beverley Folk Festival among others for her first year on the festival circuit, 2018 promises to be an exciting time for Rachel. 
“Rarely have I heard such an effortlessly powerful vocal from any (female) singer...more to be heard from this young lady in the future I'm certain” Jonti Willis, Sine fm. 
“An accomplished guitarist as well as a superb singer, Croft’s performance is controlled and precise...there's also an impressive polish to her original songs.” “Truly exceptional” Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorks 


Period: April 2023


Paul Batto has been a steady presence on the European scene for many years. Although rooted in traditional genres, he defies category, blends influences and evades labels. Paul is a prolific songwriter, guitarist and singer who, through visceral and deeply personal lyric, offers the listener glimpses into his ever-restless soul. He’s got stories to tell and they come as songs of many shapes and colors. 


Robert Christian is a “master of the Stratocaster” - characterized by his uniquely tasteful and soulful style. His uncanny ability to simultaneously blend in and stand out makes any good song instantly better. One of a kind guitar voice.


Ondra Kriz. The black&white keys-wiz who has been playing since he was old enough to first walk to the piano. Trained in classical music and jazz. His cross-genre experience and all round musicianship make him a perfect match for a song-driven trio. 


Thanks to their shared musical sensibilities, influences and tastes the trio manage to create a wide palette of moods and a sound all their own. 



- Vrijdag 16: Theater Posa, Lelystad


- Zaterdag 15: Kaap Steendam


WEST OF EDEN ( Sweden )

Period: September 2023


West of Eden is the Swedish folk-rock band that has vitalized the Celtic music scene with their unique sound and brilliant songwriting. Masterful musicianship combined with the extraordinary voice of singer Jenny Schaub and a deep love for the traditional British and Irish folk music has earned them a solid reputation amongst critics and fans around the globe.

With twelve highly praised albums under their belt, the band has now gotten used to being called “Simply phenomenal” (Rock ‘n’ Reel). “Masters of their genre” (UNT) and “The best of contemporary folk” (Irish Music Magazine)!

Over the years West of Eden have collaborated with musicians such as Kate Rusby, Ron Block, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and many more. The Band has toured Ireland, Germany. Benelux, Scandinavia and even China, played at the Underneath The Stars Festival in the UK, performed a multi-media concert together with the Swedish National Orchestra and also for many years now hosted their popular annual Celtic Christmas-concerts.

The last years have seen West of Eden release Look To The West – an album which tells the story of the large emigration to America in the late 19th century (“An album that already may be regarded as a piece of legacy” -Rootsville). The band also collected their finest songs on the ambitious box set No Time Like The Past which celebrates their first twenty years together.

In 2021 West of Eden dived deep into the music of the early 20th century Swedish singer/songwriter Evert Taube. For the first time West of Eden were singing in their native language while using their love for the Celtic music to breathe new life into songs sometimes too weighed down by their legendary status. The album TAUBE was a bold new venture for the band that didn’t disappoint.

2022 will see the release of yet another West of Eden Christmas album featuring some brand new material mixed with traditional Christmas songs. Something to look forward to! 

Going to a West of Eden concert, you are sure to be amazed at how the band easily throw themselves between intimate acoustic storytelling, traditional tunes and catchy uplifting folk-rock.

And they can be quite funny as well 😉

A truly great live band!





George Murphy is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from the Dublin suburb of Beaumount. 

He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the RTE Television show “You’re a Star”. Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly took over the Irish music scene. He signed to Sony Ireland and his debut album ‘Dreamed A Dream’ went to No.1 in the Irish charts. The album eventually went on to gain triple Platinum status. George had made a big impact with insiders on the Irish Music scene, Phil Coulter was quoted as saying that George “Is the most exciting vocal find in Ireland”, The late Ronnie Drew was quoted saying “A voice beyond his years”, Peggy Seeger was quoted saying “A very honest approach to the songs, kept them true to their Origin” and Hotpress magazine described him at the time as “A serious contender”.

George enjoyed a lot of success in the early part of his career playing a lot of top festivals and venues in Ireland. In 2006 George went on to release his 2nd album “So The Story Goes” which saw him move from the old folk songs to a more indie rock n roll vibe and penning his own songs. George gained new fans for his new sound and songwriting skills but some fans of his previous material were confused by this change in direction and the album, while getting great reviews and airplay didn't do as well as George and the label would have liked.


2009 George and Sony Ireland had parted company and he decided to embark on a small tour in America where he released his 3rd album “The Ballad of Archie Thompson” featuring The Dubliners and a duet of Bob Dylan's 'Sara' with Christy Dignam. This album showed George was back as a folk artist and doing what people loved best of him. He enjoyed success playing festivals in New York, Chicago, Florida, and in 2010 decided that he wanted to move over and live there altogether. 



He spent 3 years in the States which saw him headline many festivals and gained plenty of experience along with a whole bunch of new fans. For personal reasons George came back to Ireland in 2013, he had grown a little tired of the road and felt that he had lost some motivation. A dark time was to follow and as he said himself “It’s a tough life being on the road as an artist, it’s full of ups and downs, the highs are very high but the lows are very low”. Fortunately, it didn’t take George too long to get back on his feet, he started taking writing his own material more seriously and began playing small pubs, clubs and small music venues trying out some of his new material. “It’s a difficult bridge to cross playing your own songs to a live audience”


In 2016 George released his 4th album Shadowman (The Stable Sessions) 

This is a live in studio C.D. and D.V.D. featuring some of Ireland's finest session musicians and interviews with George between songs. The tracks consist of originals and old Trad arr favourites of George's. 


In 2017 George was offered to join The High Kings after Martin Fureys departure. Putting the solo career on hold was a big call for George but seeing the opportunity of travelling the world and sharing his voice on new stages in new countries to new audiences was something George couldn't turn down so he became a High King and received a fantastic reaction everywhere he went. 


2019 saw George perform his most successful solo tour to date after setting up his own new group called The Rising Sons. The tour was a massive success and George seems to have a found his best line up right on his doorstep with family, friends and neighbours. 

 After a great start with this band sadly                 all tour dates and opportunities took a                 backseat because of the pandemic but that didnt stop The Sons working on their sound, material   and content behind the scenes and perfecting their show for when the world opened back             up again. Now that it has they are ready to take to the big stages and show people what they are all about. George predicts that 2023 and 2024 will be the years that people will get to                 fully understand the greatness of this group that was born at a local session on his doorstep.






Phil Gates werd geboren in Chicago, Illinois, in een familie van muzikanten die hebben bijgedragen aan de vorming van zijn muziekstijl en talent. Phil is een multi-instrumentalist; vanaf zijn 7e heeft hij viool, klarinet, drums en tenslotte zichzelf gitaar leren spelen. De expressiviteit van elektrische gitaar en slidegitaar werden de muzikale hoekstenen voor Phil. Vroege invloeden voor Phil waren Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Roy Buchanan, Jimi Hendrix, Shuggie Otis, Rory Gallagher en Johnny Winter.


Phil begon op 18-jarige leeftijd professioneel te spelen met verschillende projecten. Hij trad op in zowel clubs als grote zalen in meer dan vijftien verschillende landen. Phil heeft het podium gedeeld en gewerkt met geweldige bluesartiesten zoals Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness, John Nemeth, Kenny Neal, Eric Gales en vele anderen.


Phil is een actieve pleitbezorger voor de blues, zowel als bluesartiest als achter de schermen bij de Los Angeles Blues Society. Hij is jarenlang een gewaardeerd jurylid geweest bij de International Blues Challenge van de Blues Foundation (IBC) in Memphis, TN en ook bij de "King of the Blues" wedstrijd in Hollywood. Phil trad overal ter wereld op met zijn eigen stijl van The Blues, waarbij zijn gitaarwerk terugkomt in alles wat hij doet.



TIMO DE JONG ( Netherlands )


Timo de Jong is a Dutch Americana musician. Inspired by the music of the sixties, but wrapped in a neat contemporary suit and tie. His warm, deep voice might take you back to the famed crooners of days gone by.

Timo’s done more than 650 live performances and has done multiple international gigs and tours.

Recent discography:

2022: Dawdle EP - studio EP, released by Revanche Records

2021: Save Yourself From Falling Session - live recorded EP, released by Revanche Records

2020: Timo de Jong's Intimate Isolation Tapes - cassettetape, independent release

2018: Pinnacle Of Modesty - album, independent release



Ashtyn Barbaree is an Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). She is the Arkansas State Music Ambassador and was recently selected by the Arkansas Arts Council as one of the state’s finest performers. She has a smokey, yet ethereal voice paired with rhythmic acoustic guitar and often accompanied with upright bass, harmonies and pedal steel. Her vulnerable songwriting style and passionate performances resonate with and captivate listeners. Her debut EP was recorded in Nashville, TN with David “Fergie” Ferguson (of Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson), Dave Roe (of Johnny Cash), Kenny Vaughan (of Marty Stuart), Jeffrey Clemens (of G. Love and Special Sauce, Dan Auerbach) and Michael Rojas (of Stevie Nicks, Jewel), once released, it led to her first European tour in 2018. Her latest full-length album was recorded in Nashville, TN with Chris Scruggs (of Sierra Ferrell, Loretta Lynn), Jeffrey Clemens and Tommy Hannum (of Wynonna), then released in June 2022. She has performed across the USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands.


“Barbaree’s enchanting voice and authentic approach to songwriting has made her a favorite around the Shindig offices.” - Robert Locke, Shindig Music


"Her angelic, yet raspy, voice, and intricate Americana-infused melodies pair perfectly with the warm, sunny days ahead." - Monica Hooper, Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Frank van Zwol


Huiveringwekkende avonturen - Bloedstollende thrillers



Over de auteur:

Frank van Zwol (1963) is de avontuurlijkste thrillerauteur van Nederland. In zijn doorleefde boeken schrijft hij over internationale intriges, spionage en geopolitieke verwikkelingen, vaak in de ruigste uithoeken van de wereld. Voor zijn op feiten gebaseerde thrillers doet hij steevast ter plaatse research, wat een unieke reeks huiveringwekkende avonturen opleverde.


‘Een terroristisch complot in IJsland, en dat geschreven door een Nederlander? Er zijn maar weinig auteurs die dit kunnen. Van Zwol krijgt het echter voor elkaar.’

Schokgolf - Thrillzone 4*


Over de presentatie:

In een avondvullend programma neemt Frank van Zwol het publiek mee op de soms bizarre researchreizen die hij voor zijn boeken maakte. Zo skiede hij 600 kilometer over de Groenlandse ijskap, op zoek naar een, in 1968 bij de crash van een B-52 bommenwerper, vermist geraakte atoombom. Avonturen genoeg voor zijn debuutthriller Het Thule-incident, die prompt genomineerd werd voor de Schaduwprijs.

Big Oil en een overlevingstocht van twee maanden door de Canadese wildernis, leverde de basis op voor een tweede titel, Klem. Voor Niemandsland, waarin het draait om de spookstad Pyramiden en een verongelukte Toepolev, trok Van Zwol net als zijn geheim agent Tom Brandt, over Spitsbergen naar de Russische nederzetting Barentszburg. Onderweg kamperend met een geladen geweer naast zich en met een ijsberenalarm rond zijn tent. Voor Schokgolf maakte hij een tocht door het binnenland van IJsland en ging naar de top van de explosieve vulkaan Katla. De trektochten die hij nabij Bodø in het grensgebied van Zweden en Noorwegen maakte, waren de basis voor Van de radar, gebaseerd op de raadselachtige verdwijning van cybersecurity-expert Arjen Kamphuis.

Als letterlijke klap op de vuurpijl, vertelt de auteur over zijn nieuwste boek: Speciale opdracht. Hierin draait het om een ultrageheime Nederlandse legereenheid die tijdens de Koude Oorlog met draagbare kernbommen werkte. De auteur stond er tijdens zijn diensttijd met zijn neus praktisch bovenop. Hij liep sitewacht in Darp en deelde de onderdeelsbar met het peloton Speciale opdrachten. Speciale opdracht vertelt wat we nooit mochten weten over de Nederlandse kernwapens. 



Duur van de presentatie

2 x 45 minuten (plus pauze).





Klaas stond bij alle zaken vooraan en dat bleek meer dan genoeg voor een eigen theatershow.

De opkomst van softdrugs, heroïne, XTC, cocaïne etcetera. De ontvoering van Heineken en zijn chauffeur Ab Doderer,

Verschillende liquidaties, De Yab Yum,brand in de sex en goktent Casa Rosso, de Satanskerk, de Bijlmerramp en veel meer…….

Het geheel wordt gelardeerd met prachtige filmbeelden uit zijn tijd als politieman en politiewoordvoerder en veel nieuw in Amsterdam opgenomen beelden.

Klaas belooft een leerzame, mooie, soms verdrietige en spannende avond. 


Na afloop signeert Klaas zijn boeken ‘De roerige jaren van een politiewoordvoerder’ en ‘Gevaar loert overal’. Deze boeken zijn direct na de voorstelling in het theater te koop.

Kentucky Snake Oil

American Roots Music



Mario Kramer - vocal, guitar

Sebastian L. Meijer – fiddle, vocal

Douwe Dijkstra - double bass

Wander van Duin - banjo, dobro, vocal


 With fiddle, banjo, double bass, guitar and vocals, Kentucky Snake Oil brings a mix of Bluegrass, Country and Americana.

Swinging traditionals are interspersed with atmospheric songs that evoke images of classic westerns.

The band plays a varied repertoire that includes songs from Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams and Mumford & Sons.



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Periode: 7 t/m 17 september 2023



Chris Jagger has been busy, as, it seems, he always is. There’s been the song writing:

adding to the pile of 100+ compositions he’s created, recorded and had published

over the years and heard on the dozen albums he’s released, some solo, some with

his band Atcha. And there’s been the small scale animal husbandry: he and his wife

keep chickens and sheep at the farmhouse near Glastonbury they’ve called home for

20 years. In fact keep an ear out, because some of that livestock is about to have a

walk-on part on his brand new album Mixing Up The Medicine, scheduled for

release on September 10th through BMG.


KEN STEAD ( Canada )


Ken Stead already has a firm foothold in the Canadian roots community, having graced the grassy stages and sessions of Edmonton Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, and North Country Fair, as well as rowdier venues like Main Stage Big Valley Jamboree, the Calgary Stampede Coke Stage and Wild Mountain Festival. Whether playing solo, or with his 5 piece band, Ken Stead makes every room feel like home. A generous demeanor, a delicate wit, and an empathetic understanding of audiences of all shapes, his performances are as true and honest as the songs themselves.


Ken is known for silencing a room to a whisper, but with his new release, Civil War, he proves capable of starting an uproar. With more volume, comes more space to make heartfelt moments rattle through your chest. Guitars, bass and drums punctuate charged lyricism and lived experience. It’s full and dynamic roots rock, with an emphasis on connecting with an audience, born from Stead’s keen musical interest in both folk and hip hop.


Produced by Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean), and mixed by Canadian legend Howie Beck (Barenaked Ladies, Feist, Walk Off The Earth), Civil War is an earnest portrait of the domestic, the conflicts present in the everyday, and how one’s struggle with themselves and their own faults bleed into their relationships with others, how that mirrors the larger political climate. Throughout the record, Stead grapples with his firm belief that peace begins with the individual. “Trouble” is a song that combines roots rock with 80’s synth danceability.  With the grit and strength in Ken’s voice, he captures the moment you realize you’re in some sort of trouble, but knowing that trouble is exactly what you’re looking for.  Tracks like “I’m Done Trying” are strong and self-critical, pining to understand the other with empathy and the earned conviction of its power-chords.  “Why You Afraid Of The Dark” is a roots/soul song tackling the fear of facing the hard times with soulful piano, groovy rhythms, and a hook that will having you singing along.



( Argentina )

Vanesa Harbek

She connects rockin´Blues with the music of her homeland - Latinmusic from Argentina.The results are exciting and surprising.

A hot and rich feast of sound and rhythm brought to us by the Argentinian-born, Berlin-based Queen of Latin Blues. Her excellent guitar playing, her unmistakable voice, her Spanish and English lyrics that go straight to the heart make Vanesa Harbek an indispensable artist. 

VANESA HARBEK’s third studio album „Visiones“ 2022 

In 12 songs, sung in English, as well as in Spanish, VANESA HARBEK takes the listeners on a musical journey through her life and her soul, and she expresses herself not only musically, but also in a visual way, for there is a painting to each album title, painted by the South American artist herself, who’s works can also be seen in a gallery in Berlin.


Line up : 

Vanesa Harbek : vocals ,guitar and trumpet

Martin Engelien : bass

Thomas Lieven : drums 

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