Holidays are coming…

So… after a couple of awesome shows, we take some time to celebrate the holiday season. We’ll also be working on some new material and plans. We’re busy arranging bookings for the summer, and for the next season (’14-’15) and beyond.
We hope you have a very nice Christmas & New Year and we hope to see you at one of our gigs in the new year!! (next: Haarlem, February 21st!)

picture: “Yule” by Celine B

Where to buy?

new finvarra cd

ready to ship anywhere!

We’ve been getting some questions from people near and far about our cd and how to acquire it…

The easiest way is to attend one of our gigs, but if you’re not able to do that (because, say, you live on another continent;)  then we suggest you head over to Gwen’s Etsy store, where we’ve put up the cd for the non-Dutchies.

Dutch peeps can get the cd by getting in touch with us. Fill out the contact form and be sure to include your address and name and we will get back to you with payment instructions! (If you want us to sign it, we will happily comply, just mention it in the contact form!)


There’s also the opportunity of buying the cd from Velvet music , and, if you happen to be in Leiden, pop over to the Plato or Velvet store and ask for our cd there.


A big thank you to all who came to our cd presentation in the Qbus last sunday and made it an afternoon to remember! We were so happy and touched by your presence and positivity, you have no idea how much it meant to us:) For those who couldn’t attend, 3 voor 12Yannick Raczynski-Henk and MuziekGezien all posted very nice reviews and pictures!

Something shiny this way comes…

new finvarra cd

the cover!

The wait is almost over….

For us, that is! If all goes to plan we’ll be holding/fondling/grapsing/drooling over the new cd before the week is over. The rest of you shall have to wait ’til june 16, when we officially release it with a rocking folkshow in the Q-Bus in our hometown, Leiden.

…Or do you? Between now and the 16th of june we still have some gigs planned…*wink wink, nudge nudge*
But of course we hope to see your folk-lovin’ self at our CD release party! It’s going to be an Epic Party, with a special guest and new songs! (Yep, we’ve been busy and not just with the cd! As a matter of fact, we’re so excited about the new material that we’ll be premiering one of the new songs this coming weekend! It’s (currently) called Finvarra’s song and it’s entirely original material(meaning we wrote it ourself).
Oh, did I mention yet that the door price at the release party will INCLUDE the new cd? So for €15 you get a full lenght Finfolkfest(1 hr of Finvarra folk) AND the CD! Good deal or what?  Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment!


At long last…

Lord of the Forest

Greetings! It’s been a while since I last blogged, but with good reason: we’ve been busy busy busy with our upcoming album. I know we’ve been promising it’s ‘almost done’ since forever, but guess what… this time it really is almost done! We’re extremely excited about it because we’ve had the pleasure of working with some very talented  and skillful people. The man responsible for recording, mixing and producing the album is none other than the one who is also responsible for our live sound: David Groeneveld (not to be confused with the comedian), while the mastering has been in the hands of Sander van Der Heide at The Saint of Sound. But of course it doesn’t stop there: the shiny little disk needs a home! We are much endebted to the artists and photographers who gave us permission to use their wonderful pictures for the enrichment of our cd cover and booklet. One of these artists is the wonderful Noemi Valentíny. When we contacted her we were pleasantly surprised to learn that she herself is also a musician in the Czech folkband Pilgrim, who too are working on their first album!  Be sure to check out her beautiful and unique art!

Waltzing into the New Year!


December 29th we concluded 2012 with a smashing gig in folkclub Razzmatazz. We really enjoyed playing in this legendary folkclub that has a history going back to 1968. It is in fact a cosy attic that was completely stuffed with an enthousiastic audience. We are very much looking forward to 2013, another year full of gigs and the presentation of our first cd. Finvarra wishes you all a happy New Year and we hope to see you soon at one of our gigs…

Happy end of the world!

'the world ends today' by

Just in case those Mayans were talking about the actual physical ending of the world instead of the shift in awareness some folks believe is going to take place(we favor the second option), here’s our heartfelt whishes. Have a good one!


Having said that, if everything continues without so much as a hiccup, we’d love to see you at our end-of-year gig the 29th of december at the Razzmatazz in Oost-Souburg. The people at Razzmatazz have got into the habit of organising a two-day mini festival the last days of december because they ‘didn’t feel like quietly waiting around after christmas until new year’s eve’. We wholeheartedly agree!

Autumn leaves!

a sneak peek at the booklet artwork of our upcoming cd!

sneaky peeky

Cold, wet, rainy, gloomy, doomy, windy, chilly….where’s that mulled wine? Yep, autumn’s here with a vengeance. While we mourn the fact that summer nights at the BBQ aren’t going to come back anytime soon, we’re also very excited about our upcoming cd and gigs, travelling up and down the country like proper troubadours, so be sure to catch a show (or two;)! Currently we’ve got gigs planned all along the west, from north to south and back again, but of course we’re always working on securing ever more gigs in every region of the land. See you at one of the shows!