Celtic Tribe Gouden verloop

Mystic Music

Celtic songs, Irish folksongs and self composed ballads. Based on poems of Scottish poets. That is what Celtic Tribe is about. “Celtic” is a broad concept. But everyone has a certain feeling about it. Such as the worship of nature spirits and the earthly rituals of the past. You will regularly encounter themes such as Mother Earth, death, love, Celtic annual festivals and Avalon.


Location: Museum ‘De Waag’ (kelder)
Time: 21.00 – 22.45 uur

More information: Nacht van Goud

Free entrance

Location: Church Wilp
Time:16.00 – 18.00 uur
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Location: Festival site
‘Visitor center national park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’
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Latest news

It's time

Today we are going into the studio to record our song: Avalon! @ – Sound Vision Studio

First concert

Our first concert in Wilp was a great success.
Some reactions;
“What an incredibly beautiful band! The game and the passion that can be felt among the members makes it complete!”
“Enjoyed it so much, and what a beautiful voice. I will definitely come and see it again.”

About us

The five musicians Mandy Rotgans, Sandra de Bruin, Karel Tadema, Ian Pikaar and Michiel Nijs have been performing together in various formations for a long time: from large music projects, musicals, pop music to street theater.

Mandy Rotgans

Mandy Rotgans is the singer of The Celtic Tribe and born with the high “C”. She has been performing as a soloist in various musical projects for years. Music is one of the possibilities for her to communicate from her heart and inner strength. She will gladly take you on a journey during every sung note.

Sandra de bruin

Sandra de Bruin studied piano in Amsterdam and is an all-round pianist. She regularly works as a musical leader in music projects. She toured nationally and internationally with music theater productions and contributed to musicals. She is a regular conductor with various singing groups and pianist/composer with The Celtic Tribe.

Karel Tadema

Karel Tadema is a versatile artist and the driving force behind choirs and musicals, working as a teacher, conductor and composer. Karel is the winner of the Culture Award for the Province of Overijssel 2016. He plays bass guitar in the Over de IJssel Orchestra, the Other Way Around, the pop quiz band and with The Celtic Tribe.

Michiel Nijs

Michiel Nijs is a professional session drummer. He plays all styles, from metal to blues to accompanying drums with musicals, and works all year round on music projects, Michiel has performed with several bands: This Apple Blues, Noctulux and The Passion Deventer. He is currently a regular drummer with the bands Bad Shoes and The Celtic Tribe.

Ian Pikaar

Ian Pikaar is active as a passionate session guitarist, all-round live guitarist and band leader and he writes music himself. His style is mainly metal and rock, but he also masters other styles. Ian is currently attending the Rock Academy at RAAC in Tilburg, and is working hard to turn his greatest passion into a career. Ian is a guitarist with The Celtic Tribe.

" Mysterious Celtic songs, Irish folk songs, musical Scandinavian poetry, interspersed with modern ballads and own songs. Mother Earth, mysterious love, the loss, the elusive ... but also earthy rock! "

The Celtic tribe can provide a varied evening-filling program. But also a short, acoustic performance with calm ballads is possible.