Biography

Folk singer & Songwriter HannekeLaura

Touched deeply by the acoustic folk music HannekeLaura left her job as a big firm lawyer to spend a few years in the Irish traditional folk scene and the wild nature of the West Atlantic coast. Back in Holland she toured as a singer/songwriter with Perry Blake, Tim Akkerman, The Dubliners, and played in many special venues like castles, sailing boats, Parkpop and Paradiso.


Her repertoire combines wellknown Irish folk traditionals and her own romantic ballads, sung straight from the heart and accompanied by acoustic guitar. During the corona crisis Hanneke added many folk cover requests from the 60s and 70s to this, as part of her YouTube lockdown sessions: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Melanie and many others. This also was a time period when older folk traditionals were rediscovered. For the live presentation of her ‘folk revival’ concerts she is regularily accompanied by solo guitarist Febby Tasiran for a nice country feel.


Let yourself be carried away to times gone by, stories of the past and a bit of idealism to make this changing world a better place. HannekeLaura shows with pure acoustic music that – especially right now – little is needed to make something beautiful.



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What others say


'That’s exactly what HannekeLaura does – touch hearts, with beautifully simple, simply beautiful folk tunes and a warm onstage presence that invites audiences to open up, let go, and slowly dream away.’ (Christian Einsiedel, Wegbereit)


‘Limburg native Hanneke Laura, whose Irish influences can be heard in her folky and oftentimes sensual ballads, crafts songs that are snapshots of the romantic passion that at times both allures and eludes us.’

(The Hague International Singer Songwriter Festival)


‘Subtle songs about lost and found love. Dreamy, fairy tale like. Hanneke’s voice gets under your skin and makes you dream along, feeling embraced by her love.’

(Real Roots Cafe, 2018)



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Discography


Silence of the Winds (2007)

Storybook (2010)

Signs & Stars & Miracles (2014)

The Folk Session (2017)

Space & Time (2017)