Linde Nijland

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Linde Nijland
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Background information
Birth name Linde Nijland
Genres Folk, Singer Songwriter
Occupation(s) Folk singer Singer Songwriter
Instruments voice, guitar
Years active 1991 - present
Labels CRS
Associated acts Ygdrassil, Sandy Denny, Si Kahn

For 15 years Linde Nijland was part of harmony singing folk duo Ygdrassil. 2007 marked the preliminary end of the group and Linde continued her career as a solo singer/songwriter. She has toured The Netherlands, UK, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Iran, India and Bhutan. Apart from five albums and a live DVD with Ygdrassil, she's recorded "Visman" (1999), "Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny" (2003), "Winterliederen" (2007), "A Musical Journey" (2011) and "I Am Here" (2014).

Since 2005 Linde has been working closely together with multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos (guitars, cittern, accordion, banjo) with whom she started the international band "Het Internationaal Folkcomplot", a project that ran two years. Also she was part of the Sandy Denny anniversary tribute at The Troubadour in London and can be heard in the BBC radio documentary "The Sandy Denny story" by Bob Harris. July 2009 Linde was asked by Joe Boyd (former producer of, among others, Nick Drake, Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd) to sing the songs "Fotheringay" and "Si tu dois partir" as part of an 'All Star' Fairport Convention reunion concert in the Barbican Hall in London with original Fairport members Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Judy Dyble, Iain Mathews, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks and Dave Pegg.

In 2008 Linde and Bert Ridderbos went on a two-month overland musical journey to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, through Serbia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. In Bhutan they performed at a centenary concert in honour of the crowning of the fifth King. Along the way they gave concerts and made music with traditional musicians. In Iran Linde most likely was the first western woman to perform and give concerts there since the revolution,[1] something she didn't know at the time. The entire journey was filmed for a CD + roadmovie (with voice-over by Iain Matthews. The digipack (CD + DVD) was released by CRS in 2011.

A music video for Linde's song 'Traveller', made by Sam Chegini won awards at international filmfestivals in Canada (Royal Reel Award; Canada International Film Festival) and the U.S.

In 2014 " I Am Here' was released, Linde's 10th album, with many original songs, a few covers and a traditional. Also included is Linde's rendition of 'Ocean Gypsy', once recorded by the British band Renaissance. [2]


  • Ygdrassil - Ygdrassil 1995
  • Pieces - Ygdrassil 1996
  • Visman - Linde 1999
  • We visit many places - Ygdrassil 2000
  • Nice days under darkest skies - Ygdrassil 2002
  • Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny 2003
  • Easy Sunrise - Ygdrassil 2005
  • DVD Live at the Folkwoods Festival - Ygdrassil 2007
  • Winterliederen - with Henk Scholte & Bert Ridderbos 2007
  • A Musical Journey / on the road to Bhutan - Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos (with musicians from Serbia, Iran, India, Bhutan) 2011
  • I Am Here - Linde Nijland 2014

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Thanksgiving - Si Kahn, guest vocals, lead vocals on "Motherless Child" 2007


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External links[edit]

Official website