FOLK WITH A BELGIAN ATTITUDE
album "about towers"
WÖR are a young, up and coming Flemish quintet bringing new energy to 18th century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium.
The band shines an inventive spotlight on tunes that have received very little modern exposure. While there are clear influences from Celtic, jazz, and pop music, the band has created its own brew. In the mix are saxophones, violin, bagpipes, accordion and guitar.
With their first album 'Back to the 1780's' (Appel Rekords, 2015), WÖR have demonstrated that it is possible to come up with some very imaginative treatments of traditional music and bring new life to beautiful melodies, which have spent years in obscurity. Their second album 'Sssht' (Appel Rekords, 2017), produced by Finnish violin legend Esko Järvelä, is another example of the band's modern approach and one to catch the ear. 'About Towers' (2020) is a very cohesive and mature album, and a great tribute to carillon bell players of a time.
On stage, WÖR play intense live shows and were nominated Best Live Band of the Year at the 2021 Flanders Folk Awards. Their live performances best suit theaters but are also a good fit for festival stages.
All members are astonishing musicians, coaxing fantastic sounds out of their chosen instruments.
Get ready to be surprised!
Jeroen Goegebuer - Violin | Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven - Bagpipes, musette & Saxophone | Bert Ruymbeek - Accordion | Jonas Scheys - Guitar | Fabio Di Meo - Baritone & Soprano Saxophone
'Among the most impressive acts of the opening concert were Flemish band Wör, who re-imagine 18th century Belgian folk tunes.' Shetland Folk Festival
Folk-Trad, Progressive Folk
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