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, that might last until the night soothes the last listeners to sleep.

Groninger Museumnacht in Synagoge Folkingestraat – foto Siese Veenstra

Our first album is coming this winter! Recorded and mixed at Rode Hert Studio, Roderwolde. We’re very excited to share more about this soon!


25 Feb Kerk Den Andel 15.30u
15 March Podium Verwondering Groningen 20.00u
17 March Roodehaan Westeremden
16 April Tonfink Lübeck DE
17 April Kneipe Westen Dörverden DE
19 April Mühle Bergedorf DE

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