Delightful and refreshing are two words one can use to describe the duo of Nanne Kalma and Ankie van der Meer. Nanne & Ankie have been playing together since 1980. Singing in Frisian, Dutch, Esperanto and English, their engaging wit and terrific arrangements (and harmonies) captivate any American audience. The songs need no translation.
The duo has produced nearly 40 albums (LP and CD), and they regularly tour in Europe, North America and Australia. Traditional as well as newly written songs fill out their wide repertoire. They like to sing about different subjects. Maritime and historical themes play an important role, but they also sing about humorous events from daily life. At festivals, concerts, on ships or in singing workshops, Nanne & Ankie's program is always witty and adapted to the situation wherever they are. They accompany themselves on guitar, mandolin, concertina and shawm.
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