September 30, 2022

Broeder Dieleman: De Koeter

photo: Mechteld Jansen

Dutch folk singer Broeder Dieleman has released De Koeter, the second one of two new songs about a life in the West part of Zeeuws Vlaanderen in the early 20th century. A "koeter" was a young boy, who had uneviable task to lead the cows to the pastures, a kind of pocket-cowboy who was treated like shit, under the tutelage of De Eerste Knecht (the farmer's righthand man). On the upside: koeters had each back when they were allowed to roam free for awhile, giving them opportunity to help themselves to some free apples. And they kept tabs on each other by yodeling (seriously), so there is a bit of that in the song too.

De Eerste Koeter is released via Snowstar Records.

Live dates:
  • 10/01 Rotown, Rotterdam
  • 10/05 Paradiso, Amsterdam
  • 10/07 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
  • 10/28 Podium ’t Beest, Goes
  • 12/05 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)
  • 12/06 Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)

HCTF review of De Liefde is de Eerste Wet.

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