Michael McDermott instore in Vanderveen

Last week I received a message in Whatsapp “Hey Klass, you coming to Michael McDermott this Friday afternoon?”. Normally I work on Fridays, but this particular Friday I just happened to have the day of os yeah, sure I’ll come and see Michael McDermott.

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Adam Barnes at Noorderzon

On August 20th the 2015 edition of Noorderzon kicked off in Groningen. Over a total of 10 days the Noorderplantsoen will bit the focal point of Groningen for concerts, theater, festivities, literary activities and lots and lots of culinary joys. However for me the music is as always the best part. Unfortunately I haven’t got much time, so I have to get the moments where I can.

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Amy Speace, Cara Luft & B.J. Baartmans in Vanslag

It seems only days ago I was in Vanslag… oh wait, it was. But there’s still more lovely concerts there and this evening saw the return of Amy Speace whom I saw earlier this year together with Cara Luft and B.J. Baartmans.

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Catself

I’ve known Catself via Twitter for about two years now, but so far I hadn’t been able to visit one of her concerts yet through bad luck in timing. So I was really happy to get her message that she’d have a few more gigs in the Netherlands including one or two nearby. Last Saturday was the first, on Oude Pekela of all places.

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Eefje de Visser in Stadsschouwburg

With her two albums ‘De Koek’ and ‘Het is’ (both in Dutch) Eefje proved herself a fantastic lyricist. Clever, heartfelt texts put to music that simply sweeps you along on her journey. Having toured her two albums and after a small church tour in the Netherlands Eefje is now on a tour in theaters called Wereldwatersteden (world water cities), a tour meant to immerse the audience in a warm musical gulf.

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Amy Speace and Jens Lysdal in Vanslag

With the New Year’s receptions behind us, the New Year’s resolutions forgotten and everyone back at work it’s also high time to get back to seeing concerts and starting in the Vanslag stage with Amy Speace and Jens Lysdal was just the way to go.

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