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Folkband "Green Jacket" stands for sparkling music on a compelling rhythm and with respect for Celtic tradition. Firm Jigs and Reels, hornpipes, slides and polkas are varied with strong songs and ballads, in which the beautiful voices of Katelijne Janssen(vocals/accordion) and Jan Debrabandere (vocals/guitar) are accompanied by swinging fiddle, splendid Thin whistles, accordion, Highland and Lowland pipes, bouzouki, guitar and percussion/Bodhran.Read More...
The repertoire also contains own compositions, leaving room for improvisation.
Green Jacket regularly work together withsolo dancers and Ceili dance groups, combining Irish Stepdance, Scottish Highland and Countrydance with "live" Green Jacket music.
The band also perform Balfok-repertoire, and were present at the Boombal-Rally.
Their debut-CD "Green Jacket(WBM 21068) was released november 1996, and got favourable international criticism : Folk magazine Goe Vollek (B) : " Instrumentals and songs nicely alternate, energetic up tempo songs and enthousiastic changes of pace build up tension, ballads are brought in a moving way, the level of this album is constantly high. This album can undoubtedly compare with authentic Scottish and Irish productions."
Folk magazine 'Canard Folk" (F) : A good balance between vocals and instrumentals , between slow and more rhythmic. Arrangements are intelligent and varied, and the repertoire is ecclectic. Excellent !! "
Green Jacket already performed on numerous festivals: Labadoux in Ingelmunster, Dranouterfolk, M'Eire Morough festival, Zanzibal, Oostende voor Anker festival, the Festival of Folk songs in Oostduinkerke, Boombal-Rally, Doedelfestival, International Whisky festival in Leiden (Holland), International Dance festival in Terneuzen, Karolye Fete de Musique traditionelle ,Hondschoote (F), Scottish Fair in Ghent, in many Irish Pubs ( St Patrick's Day !!) , on receptions, weddings and in small parish houses.
Green Jacket can be booked as a quartet-quintet for smaller stages, or as a festival band (extra percussionist and bass player). On demand the band can be booked with Irish Stepdancers.