Category Archives: Music

Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Bands we saw in 2015

I decided to document the bands we went to see in 2015 and I’m quite amazed how many we saw!  The larger, well known bands play at the Doornroojse (Sleeping Beauty in English) and up-and-coming bands at their sister venue, The … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Festival (DTRH) – 26th to 28th June

A festival just 5 miles from Nijmegen in a country park Groene Heuvals.  Big names like Iggy Pop and Patty Smith. A taxi ride home so no camping. Wonderful!

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Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

The Music Meeting has been running for over 30 years and was originally free. It’s held in a park near the University which is just 10 minutes from our house. We bought a ticket for all 3 days and since … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

Since Bill had worked on Thanksgiving Day, we decided to take off Monday instead and I was fortunate to find a special offer at a Santa Cruz hotel.  The Dream Inn is right on the beach and we lucked out … Continue reading

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Strawberry Festival, Yosemite

Stayed overnight in a Yosemite Campground an hour outside the Festival.  We arrived earlier than last year and found a great site for our RV next to some old timers.  They invited us over for breakfast the next day and … Continue reading

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Weekend in San Francisco

We stayed overnight at the Hotel Galleria again in San Francisco on Saturday and went to Bimbos to see The Residents.  I wasn’t very keen on going to see the band because they’re some blast from the past that Bill … Continue reading

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Some free music and film

We attended a free event in a Palo Alto church on Saturday night.  The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra doing Stravinsky’s Octet and a special piece written for a film by Harold Lloyd.  I didn’t like the Stravinsky but the 1920’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in San Francisco

We drove up to the city and checked into the Hotel Adagio.  It was a bit cold and windy but we walked down to Union Square, took a photo of the Christmas tree and then back to the hotel to … Continue reading

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