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This summer season was pretty amazing. Concerts in many special places: beautiful castles, monastery gardens, sailing boats, open air stages, anything! Some solo and some with the great Luuk Lenders. If you want to know all about it, check out my FB and Instagram (click the buttons on the top right of the page) or sign up for the Newsletter in the link above and receive our adventures in the mail!! A small selection of pictures below! Happy Halloween for now & see you soon in winter!



A few weeks ago I was asked to write a little piece on the history of Irish folk music for a little promo flyer for an upcoming show of The Dublin Legends in September in The Hague. It’s in Dutch, but I will put it up online here anyway!


Last night, all on my own as Han Solo ;), I asked the sound guy to switch off the stage monitors so I could experience the acoustics of the old church and have the sound coming back to me from the big hall, to allow a better connection with the audience. Magical place! Paradiso Amsterdam!



We had great fun last night in Vijf Zinnen Folk in Schouwburg Gorinchem. Our home photographer Ronnie van Schenkhof took some fantastic action pictures. Many more to find on Facebook!


We’re back on the road again in the upcoming weeks!

6 MAY ALOHA SURF HannekeLaura solo acoustic, Scheveningen

18 MAY Vijf Zinnen Folk / Schouwburg De Nieuwe Doelen /met Luuk Lenders Schouwburg De Nieuwe Doelen met Luuk Lenders, Gorinchem


Coming up next week in O’Casey’s The Hague! Happy St Patrick’s Day!



I just added one of the many Christmas movies we have gathered over the years to YouTube, last year acoustic in O’Casey’s. Check it out here!

We wish you a happy Christmas and all the best for 2018!


My new solo EP ‘Space & Time’, which is a fairytale like collection of personal stories, is available now! They’re all very romantic songs! Luuk Lenders made some beautiful design for it. Here are the details for ordering! 🙂

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We played a great gig in Paradiso last Wednesday! Some pictures here. Also check my latest newsletter about it for some video’s and soundfiles !!

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Proud to present my NEW video 🙂


I was delighted to play a few songs again today for King’s Day at Life I Life Festival Den Haag! Check out a little movie here of my song “New”.  It was a very intimate performance with nice reactions from the crowd.

Saturday 29 April I will be playing some tunes live on air at RTV Discus and Den Haag TV between 11 and 13!! So tune in!!


We proudly present our new EP “The Folk Session”, which will be available at our gig for St Patrick’s Day (17 March) in O’Casey’s The Hague this Friday.  Get in touch with info@hannekelaura.com to get a copy via the post




Ada, Luuk and I spent a nice day recording some Irish folk tunes in Holland Spoor Studios in The Hague last week. Stay tuned for our new upcoming EP with the results! 🙂20170202_140718




We received a great review in Dutch of our support show for The Dublin Legends (The Dubliners) last week. And some pictures below 🙂

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We are happy to play support for The Dublin Legends (Dubliners) next week in Zoetermeer. Check the Dutch article and link below!

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De Haagse folkzangeres HannekeLaura, accordeonist Ada Drost & Luuk Lenders (tin whistle) zullen het voorprogramma verzorgen. Vorig jaar kregen zowel HannekeLaura als Luuk de kans om samen met The Dubliners het podium te delen. Voor deze gelegenheid zullen de jonge muzikanten de krachten bundelen voor een Ierse sessie.




On request of the venue O’Casey’s The Hague pub gig of today has been rescheduled to Sunday 18 September from 3 pm!


Some new movies up online of the gig with Collin Hoeve in Hortus Nijmegen


Some new YouTube movie up online with my friends of Irish band Rackhouse Pilfer at De Kaaij Nijmegen.


Tickets for the concert of Collin Hoeve and myself at Hortus Nijmegen 21 August at 14:30 are available at the door for only 10 euro!


Two new movies up online of our soundcheck in Paradiso Amsterdam last Sunday!



Exciting news: Next week, 17 July, I will be playing in Paradiso Amsterdam again at 19.30pm. FREE ENTRY!

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Last Saturday at Gibson Custom Shop Event at Max Guitar I had the honour to sing another tune together with Tim Akkerman! Always a great pleasure 🙂 Some press articles below:



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Den Haag FM organised a big charity event to raise money for Syria for Unicef. Two links about the event you will find below:





Some great press reviews online about HannekeLaura appearing live on stage with The Dublin Legends 3 October. Check the links below:

1.3voor12 Den Haag

“De avond krijgt een lokaal tintje wanneer de Haagse singer-songwriter Hanneke Laura het podium wordt opgeroepen en ‘Down by the Sally Gardens’ mag meezingen. Een prachtige vertolking van een iconisch nummer.”  / ‘The evening gets a local taste when The Hague singer-songwriter HannekeLaura is called up on stage to sing ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’. A beautiful interpretation of an iconic song’

2. Maxazine

3. Paard van Troje


Interview Kerk in Den Haag – Summer 2015

(on the theme of music and spirituality)