Anamesa catches the mediterranean spirit, with driving melodies and delicate harmonies. Using traditional instruments, the ballads of the Balkans and the lively dances of Italy and Greece will naturally come to life. 

The music of Anamesa invites you to wander over mountains and cross stormy seas, to end up at an evening full of joy!

Our first album is out now! Recorded and mixed at Rode Hert Studio, Roderwolde. We ran a succesful crowdfunding campaign, and the album is available on CD and coming soon on vinyl. Listen and purchase on Bandcamp


16 April Tonfink Lübeck DE
17 April Kneipe Westen Dörverden DE
19 April Mühle Bergedorf DE
27 April House Show Groningen
25 May Burendag ORKZ Groningen
26 May Roodehaan Westeremden 15.00h
1 June Eemstuin Uithuizermeeden 14.00h
15 September Farbenfroh Bremen DE
24 November Brinkhof Norg 14.30h

Anamesa is:
Jan-Roelof Bathoorn: accordion and voice
Leonieke Toering: voice, flute, clarinet and guitar
Jelte Fossen: strings, percussion and voice

We’d love to play at your folk club, wedding, finnisage, birthday, or festival.
Send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon!

    Anamesa has performed at: Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groninger Museum Night, Podium Verwondering Groningen, Museum de Buitenplaats Eelde, Kerk van Woltersum, Roodehaan Westeremden, Kasteel Baexem, Deichdiele Hamburg DE, Tonfink Lübeck DE, South Central Village People Gledeberg DE, Fintel Festival DE, Festival Farbenfroh Bremen DE, Anarcho Folk Fest Elgin UK, Isola La Cantine Littéraire Paris FR. 

    “Original, and of high quality” – audience reaction

    “Anamesa takes you on a musical journey. An act with a delicate sense of music, that is well put together” – The Next Gig