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Nan’n AnkieNan’n Nanne & Ankie AnkieNan’n Ankie



Nanne Kalma & Ankie van der Meer  
Languages:   a - Nederlands    b - English    c - Frysk    d - francais   e - Esperanto 

Dutch Songs of Water, Sea and Sailing 

Nanne & Ankie have been playing together for many years.
First of all in the group Irolt, later in Kat yn’t Seil, Kajto and Liereliet. With these groups – and together as a duo – singing in Esperanto, in Frisian, in Dutch and in English, they produceded more than 40 albums on LP and CD and regularly tour(ed) many countries, not just Europe, but also North America, Australia and Asia. 

They sing traditional as well as newly written songs and have a wide repertoire. 
Concerning the lyrics of their songs, they don’t limit themselves and so their singing covers a wide variety of subjects. Maritime and historical themes play an important role, but they also enjoy singing about comic events that happen in everyday life. 
They love to put music to Esperanto and Frisian poems as well as to lyrics by the Australian writer Michael Roads.

At festivals, coffee-concerts, cultural evenings, in the ‘song-workshops’ they give, or wherever they perform, Nanne and Ankie always present their program humoristically, adapting it to every situation. At concerts they accompany themselves on such instruments as the guitar, mandolin, concertina and shawm. Biografie.htmlFrysk.htmlFrans.htmlEsperanto.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3shapeimage_3_link_4