Touched deeply by the acoustic folk music HannekeLaura quit her job as a big firm lawyer to spend a few years in the Irish traditional folk scene and the wild nature of the West Atlantic coast. Back in Holland she toured as singer/songwriter with Perry Blake, Tim Akkerman, The Dubliners, and played in many special venues like castles, sailing boats, Parkpop and Paradiso Amsterdam.
Her repertoire combines wellknown Irish folk traditionals and her own romantic ballads, sung straight from the heart and accompanied on acoustic guitar. During the corona lockdown Hanneke added many folk cover requests from the 60s and 70s to this: the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Melanie. This also was a time period when older folk traditionals were rediscovered. For the live presentation of her ‘folk revival’concerts she is regularily accompanied by solo guitarist Febby Tasiran for a nice country feel.
Let yourself be carried away to times gone by, stories of the past and a bit of idealism to make this changing world a better place. HannekeLaura shows with pure acoustic music that – especially right now – little is needed to make something beautiful.
‘That’s exactly what HannekeLaura does – touch hearts, with beautifully simple, simply beautiful folk tunes and a warm onstage presence that invites audiences to open up, let go, and delicately dream away.’ (Christian Einsiedel, Wegbereit)
‘Limburg native Hanneke Laura, whose Irish influences can be heard in her folky and oftentimes sensual ballads, crafts songs that are snapshots of the romantic passion that at times both allures and eludes us.’ (The Hague International Singer Songwriter Festival)
‘Subtle songs about lost and found love. Dreamy, fairy tale like. Hanneke’s voice gets under your skin and makes you dream along, feeling embraced by her love.’ (Real Roots Cafe, 2018)
Musicians: HannekeLaura on vocals/guitar/piano and sometimes piano. Regularily joined by guest musicians, like Ada Drost on accordion, tin whistle or piano, Luuk Lenders on tin whistle, spoons and accordion, Febby Tasiran on solo guitar
Discography: Silence of the Winds (2007), Storybook (2010), Signs & Stars & Miracles (2014), The Folk Session (2017), Space & Time (2017)