Anouk Platenkamp

Workshop: Nederfolk – Dutch Folk music

While relatively unknown even among the Dutch, traditional Dutch music has some lovely tunes to offer for instrumentalist. Come and find out more and learn a Dutch tune! Some of the music was written down as far back as the 17th century, with some songs that even date back to the middle ages, but there is also more recent repertoire. For this workshop Anouk has adapted the music to be played on the harp, with a nice contemporary accompaniment to go with it.

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Anouk Platenkamp is a harpist from the Netherlands who plays classical pedal harp and Celtic harp. She performs a wide range of music, from classical and jazz to traditional folk music, both as a soloist and together with other prominent Dutch musicians. Anouk has been teaching harp at festivals in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Sweden, and Denmark. As part of her goal to promote the Celtic harp, she has also founded the International Harp Friends Meeting.

For more information about Anouk, visit her website: http://www.harpiste.nl

At previous Nordic Harp Meetings (2012, 2016, 2018), she taught workshops about therapeutic harp music and the role of different modes to create emotions (Click here for more details) and gave a lecture about music theory in practice, applied to the harp. (Click here for more details).

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