Happy X-Mas and a wonderful 2013

Flamborough Head at Continental Caravan Convention

Flamborough Head joined Lady Lake on stage at De Boerderij, Zoetermeer on Friday October 27 2012 for the CocaCamp Weekend; a Caravan Convention organised by the The Continental Caravan Campaign to celebrate the music of the Canterbury prog band Caravan. For full details please visit the Cocacamp site!
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Flamborough Head at The Cambridge Rock Festival 2012

Flamborough Head gigged at the Cambridge Rock festival on Sunday August 5 on Stage One. A four day festival with a lot of interesting bands including Caravan, Mostly Autumn, Mr So & So, It Bites and Focus (a.o.)

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Flamborough Head at the Prog Nite Festival, Italy

On Friday May 25 Flamborough Head gigged at The Prog Nite Festival in San Sebastiano, Italy. Unfortunately Gert, our guitarplayer, became ill the week before this gig and had to withdraw. Luckely our former guitarist Eddie Mulder was willing and able to step in on short notice. We rehearsed one evening with Eddie and went to Italy in the old Flamborough Head line up! We had a nice gig and a smashing weekend in Italy. Bravo to Eddie for his willingness to help us out and thanks to Paolo Ferrarotti and the rest of Castello di Atlante for having us over to their festival.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Flamborough Head

ProgFarm Magazin 1997-2011

Flamborough Head released a special full colour magazine covering the history of ProgFarm from 1997 till 2011. An important souvenir for all proggers who attended one of the editions of ProgFarm. We do have some paper copies left so please contact us if you want to obtain your magazine. If a PDF download will do please follow the next link: ProgFarm 15 Anniversary Magazine
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Flamborough Head on The Flower Kings tribute cd-box

Colossus and Musea released A Flower Full Of Stars – A Tribute To The Flower Kings

Flamborough Head re-arranged The Flower Kings song Blessing Of A Smile from their Rainmaker album. We all know The Flower Kings from their well produced and sophisticated albums. We thought it would be a nice idea to approach their music from a different angle. Back to basics! For keyboards we only used the vintage german upright acoustic piano which is in Edo’s living room and an old harmonium stored in his attic. No electric guitars, only an acoustic one. Drums were recorded using only one pair of microphones and bass and recorders were recorded the usual way. So, a simple more casual arrangement and recording session. And………….we also recorded the shortest song possible. The Flower Kings are masters of length and output. Of course they recorded a lot of beautiful music but their creativity seems endless and sometimes we do get lost in their cataloque:-)

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Flamborough Head supportact Neal Morse

Flamborough Head supported Neal Morse on June 25 at The Martinuskerk, Cuijk. A special event organised to celebrate the re-opening of the church after it has been restored. We had a wonderful evening in the beautiful Martinus church, what a special place to do a gig! Thanks to Leon Dietz for having us over and for his warm welcome. It was an honour to support Mr. Morse on this special occasion! Details on this evening can be found here.  For details on the Martinus kerk (and it’s restoration) please visit their website.

 

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Koen Roozen, Neal Morse, Dammes Nienhuis and Margriet Boomsma

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Flamborough Head live at The Garage, Bergen, Norway

 Flamborough Head gigged at The Garage, Bergen, Norway at Saturday March 19 2011. Together with our friends of D’AccorD, Pictures Of Pain and Garden Of  we teamed up for the Progkveld festival at the Garage in Bergen, Norway.

Thanks to D’AccorD for having us over, we had a smashing weekend in Bergen! Special thanks to Dennis of The Garage for his hospitality and warm welcome!

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Flamborough Head on Progwereld Anniversary album

Flamborough Head wrote a brand new song as our contribution to the Prog NL cd. In April 2011 Dutch progwebsite Progwereld will celebrate their 10th anniversary and to commemorate this special event they asked several Dutch progbands to contribute a song, with only one restriction: it should be sung in Dutch. As Flamborough Head resides in the Frisian village of Bakkeveen, we thought it would be a good idea to write Frisian lyrics for this track. In the province of Friesland most people speak the Frisian language, it’s the second official language in The Netherlands. Margriet Boomsma wrote the lyrics based on the legend of Rixt of Oerd, a woman who used to live on Ameland, one of the Frisian islands. As a great fan of Renaissance Edo Spanninga tried to write a song influenced by this incredible band. So, a lot of classical orientated orchestrations but we must confess the band’s arrangement made it a lot heavier than Renaissance would do it back in the seventies:-)

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“Another surprise comes from the notorious Flamborough Head that hails from the provinceof Friesland whose people never miss an opportunity to make clear that their own local language is a true language and not just a dialect. Considering the fact that I hardly understand a word when they speak Fries I must admit they seem to have a point. So bearing that in mind the song that Flamborough Head wrote and recorded especially for this album is sung in Fries, it’s actually the odd one out as it is actually not sung in Dutch. Maybe this is even the first prog song ever recorded in Fries, who knows?  […]  Seagulls open the song Flamborough Head wrote especially for this album and with this song they again prove what a vast crowd of insiders already know; this is one of the best Dutch prog bands ever! For some reason never received the recognition they deserve, but their, very Renaissance influenced, contribution to this album should be another clear indication to check out more of this group! Definitely one of the highlights on this album.” Please read Joris Donkel’s full review on Prog.NL on the DPRP website!