I saw Trio Dhoore, a young and talented band of musical brothers from Flanders in Belgium, at Sidmouth Folk Week last year and their stage performance was top-notch on all levels – from the humour (often directed at Koen, their hurdy-gurdy player) to the music.
Their extensive repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes is punctuated by song and many of their own compositions. This mix all goes to provide their audiences with a soundscape where traditional and contemporary music, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay merge to unique effect.
The brothers Dhoore, Koen, Hartwin & Ward present their instrumental music in a very dynamic way – writing and playing many of their own compositions – whilst at the same time they breathe life and energy into traditional Flemish music with a skill that belies their ages.
To date Trio Dhoore have released three albums, Modus Operandi (2013), Parachute (2015) and Momentum (2016).
With a critically acclaimed catalogue of three albums and a stellar list of concert and festival appearances, the brothers have started to gain the attention of the music and cultural media.
Since the release of their first album Modus Operandi in 2013 Trio Dhoore have become a leading Flemish music export and festival favourites. The brothers have now toured across Europe and as far afield as Canada.
Amongst their performing highlights, they completed a ten-day tour of Canada (Mill Race Festival, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival). They have also appeared at European festivals such as Rudolstadt Festival (Germany), Kaustinen Folk Music Festival (Finland), Korrö Folkmusikfestival (Sweden), Festival Dranouter (Belgium), Fête de la Vielle (France), Hiiufolk (Estonia) and Strib Vinter Festival (Denmark).
UK Tour Dates
Fri 27. The Bowerhouse, 20 Warwick Place, Maidstone, Kent
Sat 28. The Cut 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
Sun 29. The Canteen Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol
Wed 1. The Forge at the Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hants
Thu 2. Kings Place (Hall 2) 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London
Fri 3. Stamford Arts Centre 27 St Marys Street, Stamford, Lincs
Sat 4. The Met Market Street, Bury, Lancashire