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Paul Rans


singer, lute player, lute maker & broadcaster


Sunday 12 August 2018

Ham Festival, Belgium

Oorlogstaferelen / Scenes of War

Songs of War in the Low Countries from the Middle Ages to World War 1

Paul Rans Ensemble:

Paul Rans: voice
Philippe Malfeyt: lute, theorbo, cittern
Paul Van Loey: recorders and whistles
Piet Stryckers: bass viol, hurdy-gurdy
An Van Laethem, violin


Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7.30pm
Count of Egmont Castle, Zottegem, Belgium
De Geuzen! De Geuzen!

Songs from the 16th and 17th century Protestant resistance
to the Catholic Inquisition
and the Spanish occupation of the Low Countries

Paul Rans Ensemble:

Paul Rans: voice
Philippe Malfeyt: lute, theorbo, cittern
Paul Van Loey: recorders and whistles
Piet Stryckers: bass viol, hurdy-gurdy



Friday 10 November 2017

Oorlogstaferelen / Scenes of War

Songs of War in the Low Countries from the Middle Ages to World War 1

Hoboken (Antwerp), Belgium 

Paul Rans Ensemble:

Paul Rans: voice
Philippe Malfeyt: lute, theorbo, cittern
Paul Van Loey: recorders and whistles
Piet Stryckers: bass viol, hurdy-gurdy
An Van Laethem, violin





“In Flanders Fields”: Michael Morpurgo, Coope Boyes & Simpson & the Paul Rans Ensemble
Kings Place, London, 25-08-2014


'It will be hard for other centenary events to match this original and powerful blend of music and spoken word. This show deserves to be repeated.
'
Robin Denselow in The Guardian 27-08-2014



Friday 22 January 2016, 8.30pm, AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium
Camerata Trajectina
featuring Paul Rans and Marc Hauman:

Songs from the 1544 Antwerp Songbook
A Tribute to Louis Peter Grijp (1954-2016)



'A LA RUM'


Paul Rans, Marc Hauman, Wiet Van de Leest, Jokke Schreurs

Monday 29-02-2016, 8.30pm, de Fagot, Ingelmunster, Belgium  info@cafe-fagot.be
Sunday 28-02-2016, 3 pm!, 't Smiske,
Asse, Belgium info@tsmiske.be
Friday 26-02-2016, 8.15pm, Theaterzaal Roxy, Temse, Belgium cultuur@temse.be
Wednesday 17-02-2016, 8.30pm, Maria-Hemelvaartkerk, Winksele, Belgium info@gcdewildemand.be

Sunday 14-02-2016, 3pm, De Doopsgezinde Vermaning, Westzijde 80, Zaandam, Netherlands rootsaandezaan@gmail.com

Saturday 13-02-2016, 8.30pm, CC Tiliander, Oisterwijk,
Netherlands www.tiliander.com

                                                                                                      Photo Lieven Muësen



'In Flanders Fields'
English and Flemish Songs, Stories and Poetry from the Great War
Michael Morpurgo &
Coope, Boyes & Simpson &
the Paul Rans Ensemble

Monday August 25th, 2014, 6.30pm
Kings Place, Hall One, London N1 9AG

This concert - a cooperation between the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres and the Representative of the Flemish Government in London (Flanders House) - was  premiered in Ypres, Belgium
on the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, August 4th 2014


... the wealth of vocal colours which A la Rum produced for the songs 'Maschéro' and 'Duizend soldaten' (Thousand Soldiers) was a rare plea for depth and roots - De Standaard 23/04/2012

... with Jokke Schreurs and Marc Hauman, Paul Rans and Wiet Van de Leest injected new life into Rum. 'Maschéro' made you dream and they gave us a beautiful version of 'Duizend soldaten' - De Morgen 23/04/2012


On the different interpretations of the 14th c. song
‘Egidius waer bestu bleven’ (Gruuthuse Ms., end 14th c.):
“Most of all I was touched by the simple and intense version of the Paul Rans Ensemble ... the intimate and restrained voice of Paul Rans who turns this poem into a poignant lament.”
Guus Middag in 'Onze Taal' magazine (The Hague, April 2012)