LoLanders Dutch-Scottish Jazz Concert, Monday 24th June, 7:30 pm, Widcombe Social Club, Bath

Bath for Europe’s generous supporter, local music impresario Nod Knowles, has something very special on offer for us at Widcombe Social Club!

Six fascinating musical friends and individualists, this Going Dutch collaborative project brings Scots saxophonist/piper Fraser Fifield together with Dutch viola maestro Oene van Geel and their chosen instrumentalists. It’s a meeting of minds and sounds that marries the cool invention and wit of Amsterdam and the Netherlands with the passion and traditions of Scotland and the Highlands, with more than a hint of the Asian diaspora. Joined by Aberdonian Graeme Stephen (guitar) and Glaswegian Hardeep Deerhe (tabla) and Dutch partners Mark Haanstra (bass guitar) and Udo Demandt (percussion).

Touring the UK and Netherlands this month, LoLanders have already played Durham Jazz Festival and the Music Meeting festival in Nijmegen – they’re in Sheffield, Ambleside, Glasgow, Newcastle and then Bath on 24th June before going back to play major jazz venues in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Keith Bruce in the Herald said of their Glasgow premiere in January:

‘There was groove-aplenty from the LoLanders – no matter whose composition was on the music stand, these experienced hands could mine a riff for all it was worth. This was the finest context for Fifield’s talents I have heard, and communication between him and the viola and vocals of Oene Van Geel was the igniting spark, mirrored in Deerhe’s combination with percussionist Udo Demandt, and Stephens lick-trading with bassist Mark Haanstra.’

There will be a special raffle at the Bath gig – all proceeds go to Bath for Europe!

Tickets are £14 (£7 Unwaged and Under 25s)

and SPECIAL TICKET PRICE £10 for all supporters of Bath For Europe!

To book this special price online, you must go to:

Doors open at 7:30 pm. The band will go on stage at 8:00 pm. Drinks available at the bar.


Widcombe Social Club

Widcombe Hill

Bath BA2 6AA