"Silky weaving vocals..she manages the impossible"
Iain Matthews / pop singer
"That prickly, intimate sense of the singer sharing the same air as the rest of us"
'Linde Nijland has given Sandy Denny's music the respect it deserves, and made a lovely and fresh record that shows off her beautiful voice as well as her good taste'.
Joe Boyd / producer
Linde started singing at a young age with female folk duo Ygdrassil. She then recorded 5 albums and played at many venues and festivals like Lowlands and Noorderslag. 2007 marked the end of this remarkable Dutch duo and Linde continued as a successful folk singer and songwriter. In recent years she has been working internationally in close cooperation with skilled multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos (guitars, banjo, cittern, accordion). Their musical travels have brought them to many surprising countries like Iran and Bhutan.
Linde tours all over Europe with her crystal clear voice and pure performance. She is partly known for her sincere renditions of Sandy Denny song material. Joe Boyd (former producer of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd) said about her album "Sings Sandy Denny': 'Linde Nijland has given Sandy Denny's music the respect it deserves, and made a lovely and fresh record that shows off her beautiful voice as well as her good taste'. July 2009 he invited her to be part of an All Star Fairport Convention reunion concert in the Barbican Hall in London (with i.e. Richard Thompson). In 2014 Linde sang guest vocals during Fairport Convention's Dutch tour. Linde was also part of the BBC Radio 2 documentary about Sandy Denny by Bob Harris in 2008.
Apart from her albums with Ygdrassil and "sings Sandy Denny" Linde has made a Dutch album, the poetic 'Visman' and an album with winter songs. In 2011 a DVD / CD of her adventurous musical journey to Bhutan in 2008 was released (see Dutch article NRC Handelsblad below). It showed intriguing performances by Linde and Bert Ridderbos in Serbia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and Bhutan, partly together with local traditional musicians. In Bhutan Bert and Linde perfomed at the centenary concert in honor of the crowning of the fifth King.
An animated music video for Linde's song 'Traveller' made by Iranian film maker Sam Chegini won awards at international film festivals in Canada and the US. In 2014 Linde's intimate album 'I Am Here' with lots of her own songs was released and accordingly pop magazine Heaven called her the "best folk singer of The Netherlands". In the course of time she sang together with many artists, like Iain Matthews, Lucy Ward, Mike Silver, Allan Taylor and Fairport Convention. Autumn 2017 Linde's new album The Jukebox Project came out with refined covers of pop songs from the Sixties and Seventies. Her brand new album with mostly self penned songs is expected in 2020.
review Folk Radio UK "I Am Here is a thoroughly refreshing album"
video: with Fairport Convention in NL in 2014
video: with Ygdrassil in 2006
"Singer was most likely the first western woman to perform in Iran after the Islamic Revolution'
SOME VENUES & FESTIVALS WHERE LINDE HAS PERFORMED