Urban Trad

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Soetkin Collier (left), Yves Barbieux, Veronica Codesal

Urban Trad is a Belgian folk music group, consisting of both Flemish and French speaking people and a close connection with Galicia.

Members[edit]

  • Yves Barbieux: flutes and Galician bagpipe
  • Veronica Codesal: vocals
  • Soetkin Collier: vocals
  • Sophie Cavez (replaced Didier Laloy): diatonic accordion
  • Philip Masure: acoustic guitar
  • Michel Morvan: drums (died 3 July 2010)
  • Dirk Naessens: violin
  • Marie-Sophie Talbot: vocals, piano and percussions (no longer with the band)
  • Cedric Waterschoot: bass

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Urban Trad participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where they ended second with the song "Sanomi", a modern folk[clarification needed] song with vocals in an imaginary language. A few months before the contest, the selectors dropped singer Soetkin Collier on the advice of the Belgian security services, who claimed that she'd had extreme right sympathies in the past.[1] Collier vigorously denied the claims, and later that year after an investigation it was concluded that the accusations were exaggerated and based on outdated information.

As a result of this, two versions of the song exist on record. One was the standard album version (4:08) and another version was released on single and on the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 collaboration album. Often known as the Eurovision edit, it cut down to 3:01 and it had Soetkin Collier's vocals removed.

Full albums[edit]

  • One o Four (2001)
    • 1. Subway Call
    • 2. Avreel
    • 3. La Belle Jig
    • 4. Vodka Time
    • 5. Waltzing Dranouter
    • 6. Basement Scotch
    • 7. Baline
    • 8. Brass Corto
    • 9. Bamboo
    • 10. Free Wheel
    • 11. Rap A Doo
    • 12. Mecanix (Who'S Who) (after Waltzing Dranouter)
  • Kerua (2003)
    • 1. Mecanix Remix
    • 2. Kerua
    • 3. Sanomi
    • 4. Il Est Bien Temps
    • 5. Lampang
    • 6. Berim Dance
    • 7. Quimper - Moscou
    • 8. Get Reel
    • 9. The Roses
    • 10. Medina
    • 11. Leina Street
    • 12. Alto
    • 13. Sanomi (Eurovision Edit)
    • 14. Galicia
  • Elem (2004)
    • 1. Rodgrod Med Flode
    • 2. De Luz, Amor Y Nada
    • 3. Vigo
    • 4. Jorden/Terra
    • 5. Bourrée d'Erasme
    • 6. De L'Air
    • 7. Valse
    • 8. Two Hornpipes
    • 9. Zout
    • 10. Mind the Gap
    • 11. V.T. Intro
    • 12. Vodka Time (Mass'Mix)
    • 13. Bonus : Lampang/Mideau Rhemila (live)
  • Erbalunga (2007)
    • 1. Sans garde-fou
    • 2. Hedningarden
    • 3. Oh la belle
    • 4. Le serpent
    • 5. Erbalunga
    • 6. Fields of Deeley
    • 7. L’olivier
    • 8. Bourrée Tappen
    • 9. Accovi / Onderweg
    • 10. Polaire
    • 11. Noite Longa
    • 12. Scottiche de la tête
    • 13. Asturiana
    • 14. A Terra
    • 15. Diama Den (bonus)
Preceded by
Sergio & The Ladies
with Sister
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
2003
Succeeded by
Xandee
with 1 Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium bans 'neo-Nazi' Eurovision singer", 21 Feb 2003, The Telegraph

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