About us

 

Anois (Keltisch voor nu) is een Nederlandse band die poëtische Keltische muziek speelt. Elfachtige vocals begeleid door de harp en slaginstrumenten, karakteriseren de muziek van Anois. Anois bestaat sinds 1996 en is gebaseerd op de zangstem en composities van lead singer Veronica Metz. Van de band is een cd uitgebracht ‘Anois’ met muziek op teksten van Emily Brontë.
Bij optreden wordt een concert-programma gebracht op teksten van
J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) en Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights). Tevens zijn via de beamer beelden te zien van bekende Tolkien-schilders. Alle bandleden zijn HBO geschoold op het gebied van de muziek (conservatorium, muziektherapie, audiotechniek).

Anois (Gaelic for "now") is a Dutch band playing poetic Celtic music. Elflike vocals on a tapestry of velvety harp sounds and haunting tin-whistle tunes characterize the music of Anois.


From left to right: Ignace, Veronica and Regina.

Anois was founded in the winter of 1996 and is based around the vocals and compositions of lead singer Veronica Metz. Sources of inspiration are Deanta, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Clannad and the literary works by J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights).
Tolkien’s masterpieces 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' include a lot of poems meant to be sung by elves, dwarves, hobbits and men. Veronica set a large number of these poems to music which were enthousiasticly received by audiences and even hardline Tolkien fans. Amongst others, Anois has given several performances for Unquendor (the Dutch Tolkien Society), local television stations, Tolk-Folk (Tolkien festival in Poland) and Veronica travelled to England to give a solo performance for the international Tolkien Society.

Another inspiration emerged when she visited, rather by chance, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, Yorkshire, (now a museum) in which the Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily & Anne) lived. There she found out that Emily, beside the novel 'Wuthering Heights', had also written many beautiful poems. Since 2005 some of these poems have been set to music and
our CD “Emily Brontë” containing 14 tracks was released on April 19th 2009. You can order the CD by clicking on: music or go directly to the orderform.

 

Anois is:

Veronica Metz Lead Vocals / Regina Ederveen Celtic harp / Ignace Dhont Sound Technique