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Chacarera – Carel Kraayenhof

I am the best bandoneonist of Noordbeemster! That’s not an alternative fact, but an accurate description: I am the only bandoneonist in our tiny village…So tiny, that, when my twins were born nineteen years ago, the population augmented with one percent.
At the edge of the village lives one of my friends, who is a biological greengrocer; when I asked him what kind of music he would…

Summer column Carel Kraayenhof – E-bike


I first stepped on a bicycle when I was four years old, and kept on biking full-time until I was forty; then I moved to the Beemster and needed a driver´s license, as local public transport didn´t meet my needs as a constant travelling musician. So sadly my bicycle started to feel lonely, and the heavy Beemster wind didn´t improve my urge to make a ride: no matter in which direction you start,…

Sommer Column Carel Kraayenhof – Cats


What I like about cats, is that in our relationship hierarchy never is an issue: far from being able to describe myself as their owner, they choose to co-exist with me.
To put it more accurate: the bottom line is that they are convinced that they are in charge.
The cats who live with us are Blokje and her son Beer (Bear), who is twice as big; long time ago they seem to have lost all awareness…

Summer column Carel Kraayenhof – Yoga


This summer, Carel will write a few columns about his private live. He post them on Tuesday on his facebook. After this he will post them also on his website. Have fun reading them.

Since about two years I do yoga: as, over the last thirty years, my bandoneon playing didn´t seem to loosen up any muscles except for my fingers and my brain, I decided to try to achieve some flexibility in…

Sometimes you are out of luck ………

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And sometimes all comes together!
The summer vacation period is here and many of you leave for distant places. For others, the sun shines especially here in the Netherlands.
In the past month, Carel has recorded two beautiful tracks with two special Dutch singers. For the new CD of Trijntje Oosterhuis he played together with Uruguayan guitarist Leonardo Amuedo on a moving song, ‘Eenzaam…

News letter Carel Kraayenhof

Muziek op de Dommel

Dear friends and colleagues,

With this beautiful weather, is there anything better than listening to great music in a fantastic setting outside with a delicious drink? This can be done on the weekend of 3 and 4 June at the free accessible festival ‘Music on the Dommel’ in Eindhoven. Carel and Juan Pablo play a few songs on the Saturday evening with the Student Harmony Orchestra Auletes wit…

Newsletter March Carel Kraayenhof

Dear friends and colleagues,
Where to start as there are so many good news is that we want to share with you? Below three dates of performances which we are pretty sure you who would wish to see.
On August 24th Carel will perform a concert, after five years, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This time in the Kleine Zaal. Together with Juan Pablo Dobal they perform the program ‘Hot…

News Letter January


Dear friends and colleagues,
It’s time to snuggle by the fireplace and read a good book or watch a good movie with a cup of tea. You can also listen to the radio; for example to the programs in which Carel was a guest of in the past month. Here you can listen to all five days in the past week in which Carel introduced some of his favorite songs in the radio program ‘Muziekwijzer’. Here is…

Concert Maastricht – Derlon Hotel

There are a few cities where Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal just do not visit enough times. Maastricht is such a city. Thanks to the invitation of Hotel Derlon Maastricht’s General Manager (Sione Götte) the duo Kraayenhof & Dobal will perform at the beautiful, romantic and timeless Theater Cafe La Bonbonnière on December 22nd.
In collaboration with the Hotel Derlon you can book a ticket…

Extra concert Ede Carel Kraayenhof & Lavinia Meijer

Considering that the concert of 27 January 2017 is already sold out, an extra concert has been confirmed at the Edesche Concertzaal, Ede (NL) for 24 February 2017. For tickets please visit…

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