Trio Dhoore. a band of brothers from Flanders, visit The Courtyard on Thursday, November 22.

Ward, Hartwin and Koen have been creating music together for more than 20 years, formerly in the forest and in the attic, today on stage. But little has changed in the concept of playfully creating their own imaginary world in which no rules apply.

Their "rooted folk music" breathes life, freedom and energy into a repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes and their own self-penned material. They create an immersive soundscape where folky grooves, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay combine to unique effect. Thrillingly modern in approach, engaging in style, modest and technically outstanding in execution. This is what blood-harmony sounds like in instrumental form.

Koen (electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy), Hartwin (diatonic accordion) and Ward Dhoore (acoustic guitar/mandolin) have honed their pure acoustic sound and refreshing arrangements with live work at prestigious events throughout mainland Europe over the past few years, as well as two acclaimed album releases.

Their most recent album, Momentum, expresses that critical moment, the tipping point when sufficient energy is set free to enable change; the moment to seize a new opportunity.

Trio Dhoore will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Thursday, November 22 at 8pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit