Episode 108: Music from the NorthFirst aired: Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 17.00 hours
In Muziek uit het Noorden videoclips are shown of musicians from the Northern Netherlands. Upcoming names and new songs, as well as classics will be presented. In this episode:
Timo de Jon – Summer came (live) (from Drenthe)
Singer-songwriter Timo de Jong from Meppel writes his songs about a variety of subjects and plays calm and lively compositions on his guitar. Using the Greek word 'Meraki', which stands for the soul, the love or the creativity you put into your work, Timo describes his EP, which he released last year. Meanwhile, the production of his new CD is in full swing.
Die Twa – Sinnewaarmte (from Friesland)
The Frysian pop formation Die Twa are known for their fresh pop-rock songs and has performed on many big stages. After twelve years of success the men decided to quit in 2015, under the motto: “it's better to end things at a healthy moment, to go down in history in a good manner”.
Henk Wijngaard – Kleinkinderen (from Groningen/Drenthe)
Henk Wijngaard, a.k.a. the singing truck driver, became very wellknown because of his hit song “Met De Vlam In De Pijp”, which he released in 1978. As the years pass, he keeps on scoring number-1 songs and so far he has produced over fourty albums. His cheerful songs are mostly about his own life, work and family. This year Henk Wijngaard will celebrate his 40th anniversary as a musician.
Ede Staal – Credo, Mien bestoan (from Groningen)
Ede Staal has been brought up with music. During his years as an English teacher, he wrote lyrics for big clients and songs for commercials in his free time. He also wrote songs in many different languages for himself, but had his major breakthrough with a song in Gronings (a Dutch dialect) in 1982. Ever since, Ede Staal is known as the legendary folk singer from Groningen and his music will be remembered even long after his passing.
Twarres – I need to know (from Friesland)
In 2000, couple Mirjam Timmer and Johan van der Veen, better known as Twarres, scored a major hit song in the Frysian dialect called 'Wêr bisto'. Besides writing lyrics in their own dialect, they released many songs in English as well. Popsongs with soft, harmonizing vocals, is how their music can be described. After a long break, Twarres still performs regulary, however in a different formation. This year, Mirjam Timmer plans on making a comeback with two brand new bandmembers.