THREE musical brothers from Flanders in Belgium are embarking on a thirty-date European tour this winter, visiting Switzerland, Germany, Austria Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Scotland and England.

As part of this tour, Trio Dhoore will play live in Dorset three times with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

"Growing up in a family where making music was encouraged and folk music was never far away Ward, Hartwin and Koen started playing their first traditional tunes together around the kitchen table at the age of ten, and so the seed was planted," said an Artsreach spokesman.

"Trio Dhoore’s ‘rooted folk music’ breathes life, freedom and energy into a repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes (and the occasional song) and their own material.

"Creating an immersive soundscape where folky grooves, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay combine to unique effect, their thrillingly modern approach is both engaging in style and technically outstanding in execution."

Performing on electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy, diatonic accordion, acoustic guitar and mandolin, Koen, Hartwin and Ward have honed their pure acoustic sound and refreshing arrangements, with performances at venues and festivals across Europe, and the release of four acclaimed albums to date.

Catch this outstanding young trio as they tour to Tarrant Gunville (01258 830361) on Fri 1 Nov, Langton Matravers (01929 423834) on Sat 2 Nov and Sydling St Nicholas (01300 341777) on Sun 3 Nov.

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