Wouter en de Draak ( Netherlands)
Accordeonist Wouter Kuyper (Lirio, De Vliering) and guitarist Joris Alblas (VOLT!, Annie en de Boswachter) play balfolk music with a strong guitar presence, a hint of Irish spirit, and a special place for that Breton feeling we love. The duo has barely passed its two year mark, and they already convinced dancers with their captivating music. While the accordeon often takes the lead in this refreshing ensemble, it also doubles as a subtle background instrument when the guitar takes over. This powerful combination offers multifaceted dancing music. It takes the audience along from a magical and intimate mazurka, past lively scottisches, to the most glorious bourrée or kost ar c’hoad.