Nona – “Say You Will”.

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Last year I guess around April or May, I had a time in my music discovering adventures when I was really determined to find some Dutch music that I’d love, whether in Dutch or in English. Because Dutch is one of my favourite languages, as you may or may not know, and with my favourite languages, I just want to know about music in their countries, and previously I knew really very little Dutch music that would speak to me – very little Dutch music at all in fact. – I knew some Gothic/symphonic metal bands that I’d been listening to in my Gothic stage and occasionally still do, and then there’s of course Cornelis Vreeswijk who mostly wrote in Swedish, and some folk metal bands like Heidevolk and things like this. Oh yeah and I used to be slightly into trance in my preteens/early teens so I liked Armin van Buuren. Other than that – nothing from the Netherlands. – And, like I said, last spring I decided to change it, and came across some Dutch musicians that I really did end up liking, and shared some of their music on here.

But, I forgot to share one artist who stood out for me for one particular reason. She sounds just so much like Amy Winehouse, it’s crazy! I’m not a huge soul fan to be honest, but I loved loved loved Amy Winehouse sooo much, so it was an interesting experience for me to hear Nona – because that’s how this Dutch artist is called – for the first time. I like a lot of her music, but decided to share this piece of her that you can hear below.

Song of the day (5th January) – Lowri Evans – “Can’t Say For Sure”.

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This time, I’d like to share with you a song from a Welsh singer whom I’ve known for ages – well, maybe not for ages but pretty much ever since I’ve started taking an interest in Welsh music – but I’ve never really listened to her music for longer, or more closely. Now recently I did and I kind of regret I didn’t do it more earlier. Because she’s really great! What finally prompted me to listen to her more was when her rendition of “Tra Bo Dau”

which I shared earlier performed by Plu,

was played on Blas Folk Radio Cymru, and it really captured my attention. It’s possible that I’lll share her version of this folk song sometime in the future, but for now, here’s an English song that I believe she wrote herself.