Ballsy Swing

On Saturday evening, workshop teacher Lucas Thébaut will also be on stage with his amazing band Ballsy Swing. Lucas on his accordion will be joined by the just as passionate Colin Delzart (cello) and Valère Passeri (violin). With their fresh perspective on folk, their own excellent compositions, and a healthy dose of mischief, it will surely be a swinging ball!


On Sunday Cam&Leo, a duo from France, will conclude our Dansstage with music from all over the world. Camille and Léo like to be inspired by cultures in Europe ranging from Bulgaria to Brittany, but also by cultures in South America and others. Camille will be playing the harp for you, supported by Léo with song and/or drums. The music contains complex rhythms with a lovely swing, alternated with songs full of calm harp sounds to drift away on. Together the duo has performed on many festivals in France and several other countries, and now they are coming to the Netherlands for us! Curious as to how the band sounds? The video below will give you an impression!


Exqueezit consists of the two renowned accordionists Bert Leemans (chromatic accordion) and Erik de Jong (piano accordion). Bert (known from e.g. Airboxes and EmBRUN) possesses an extensive balfolk repertoire, whereas Erik (Itchy Fingers, Gonnagles) masters Scottish and Irish music. The exquisite combination of these music styles is great for both dancing and listening. At Cadansa they stole the show by kicking off the first ball, and we will have the pleasure to enjoy them on Friday!

Man Encantada Duo

Man Encantada offers traditional music from Gascogne along with wonderful Occitan vocals. The beautifully sung melodies, traditional texts and original compositions are punctuated by the accordion and the mandola. The group combines the specialisms of both musicians: Joachim sings the melodies of Gascony, and likes to set poems and traditional texts from the South-West of France to music, and Gilles brings his knowledge of traditional music from Périgord and the surrounding area. Man Encantada’s energetic rhythms are very catchy and guarantee a great dance experience. And: Jochacim will teach us all the special Occitan dances during the Dansstage!