They've delighted dancers and concert-goers across the world for the last 10 years, so BalFolk Bristol is thrilled to be welcoming Snaarmaarwaar (Belgium) to Bristol for our next bal! With a workshop of the main dances included at the start of the evening, no experience or partner is needed.
Snaarmaarwaar take their listeners and dancers on an adventure full of tight grooves and warm melodies. Old traditional tunes and newly composed pieces sit alongside one another, both lively and introverted, tender and rocking. As always, Jeroen Geerinck is the beating heart and pumping turbo engine of the band, paving the way for mandola man Maarten Decombel and mandolinist Ward Dhoore. Their interplay is tight, their music direct and they present a highly original vision of the ancient folk tunes hailing from the mud of Flanders.