Dina Popma and Town of Saints in Roodehaan

Last Saturday, halfway through editing my Welcome to the Village photos I needed a break from the computer and so I… went an saw another concert. Well, that’s not really how it was. I was hugely impressed by Town of Saints at Welcome to the Village and seeing they were performing at Roodehaan Live in Warfhuizen was a perfect opportunity to go and see them again! And as an added bonus there was Dina Popma.

Dina Popma got to start this evening. She is (or was) leadsinger of Dina Drinks Tea, but is on her own tonight. Well, not really alone as she is backed by a Kenyan percussionist. The songs are inspired by her journeys through Africa. Very fragile, low key singer-songwriter set. An acoustic guitar, African drums and a lovely voice.


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After a short break Town of Saints was on and much like last week on Welcome to the Village they played a fantastic folk set that got fantastically intents and wild. Being somewhat familiar with the songs (I’ve been playing the album a lot in the past week) I actually enjoyed the set more then last week. The small stage, close upon the audience, lead singer Harmen Ridderbos’ humor in between songs, it was a fantastic evening.


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For a more extensive (Dutch) blog on the magical Roodehaan location, please visit Igor Wijnker’s blog. Perfect description of the wonderful job Teus and Karin do over there!