performances & concerts

NB: songs or dance or else refers to my part in the performance

31 August 2024, ZomerJazzFietsTour, Maarhuizen (bij Winsum), NL | Last tour! Tickets online from 1 July on
Two sets 12:30 – 14:30 | in the barn of Enne Jansheerd | The RIVER Full band! | music
The RIVER is: Felicity Provan (trumpet), Michael Moore (clarinet, saxophone), Michael Vatcher (drums), Julyen Hamilton (poetry), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (lapsteel guitar, trombone), Paul Pallesen (el. guitar) | Here’s a link to a tickle teaser of The RIVER

7 July 2024, La Bonne Dance, Chauvency-Saint-Hubert, FR | music
17:00 potluck | 19:00 concert in the barn
Acoustic singer-songwriters Jimmy Robinson (USA), FLOATSTONE (BE) and Lily Kiara (NL) & Felicity Provan (vocals, cornet) (NL/AUS) | 9 years ago the three of us toured together through the United States and we come together for the second year in a row on the beautiful new home land of our fourth tourmate, photographer and videographer Cy Leong | with long time collaborator Felicity Provan!

2 July 2024, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | €15 | The RIVER & guests present Place of Peace | music, poetry
An evening dedicated to Peace, with music, poetry and storytelling
The RIVER this evening is: Felicity Provan (cornet, vocals), Michael Vatcher (drums), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (lapsteel guitar, trombone), Paul Pallesen (el. guitar) and guests: Jimmy Robinson (on tour from New Orleans, guitar), storyteller Irina Koriazova, duet Rozemarie Heggen (double bass) + Joost Buis (trombone): Roost | Here’s a link to a tickle teaser of The RIVER

14 June 2024, Art Shelter Festival, Aegina, GR
Doors open 21:00 | Mikro Studio | dance
feathers & bones | Maya M. Carroll, Lily Kiara (dance), Roy Carroll (electroacoustic media)

12 June 2024, Art Shelter Festival, Aegina, GR
Doors open 21:00 | Mikro Studio | dance
earth ripple | dance by Maya M. Carroll, Maria Sanchez Alonso, Loukiani Papadaki, Lily Kiara

10 May 2024, Re.Sources, Pied Mu, Valcivières, FR
19:00 | entrance free | dance, music, poetry
Conversations | an interview including the audience, on dance, music, poetry and practice, intersected with short (solo) performances

24 March 2024, Mezrab, Amsterdam, NL
Mezrab Storytelling Day | Noon to Midnight | I play a few songs between 18:00-20:00 | music

15 March 2024, Studio MAPA, Haarlem, NL tickets available here
20:30 | €16 | The RIVER Full band! This has become a rare opportunity for us, to all be together in the same space, so please come and join us here! | music
The RIVER is: Felicity Provan (trumpet), Michael Moore (clarinet, saxophone), Michael Vatcher (drums), Julyen Hamilton (poetry), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (lapsteel guitar, trombone), Paul Pallesen (el. guitar)

12 March 2024, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam, NL
20:30 | €15 | The RIVER Full band! This has become a rare opportunity for us, to all be together in the same space, so please come and join us here! | music
The RIVER is: Felicity Provan (trumpet), Michael Moore (clarinet, saxophone), Michael Vatcher (drums), Julyen Hamilton (poetry), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (lapsteel guitar, trombone), Paul Pallesen (el. guitar) | Here’s a link to a snippet of the concert at de Roode Bioscoop last year.

5 March 2024, De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
20:30 start | donation | music
With Paul Pallesen on guitar | we’ll be playing some new songs, before playing with full band next week

22 February 2024, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels, B
19:00 | donation
If only I could be here now (practices in presence) #reasons to stay | dance
A dance, poetry by Lily Kiara | Part of the ongoing project Field of Disappearance


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9 November 2023, The Hague, NL
We perform ‘Nooit Waarom’ at Stichting van de Arbeid | a short pilot about sexual misconduct at the work place | A production from De Bouwmeester with 2 actors, a dancer and a dj | dance

13, 14, 15 September 2023, Nice, FR
CIRconférences d’ Improvisation | exchange in improvisation | dance
A time for artists from CEPI or who have worked with Barre Phillips, involved in improvisation, to exchange about their experience. a.o. with Emmanuelle Pepin (organisation & dance), Claudia Pelliccia, Laurent Charles, Catherine Jauniaux, Blaise Powell, Lionel Garcin

3 September 2023, Doek Festival, Art of the Outskirts, Amsterdam, NL
We perform Beneath the Surface of the Earth outside as part of the bike tour | dance
Details can be found through this link

13 July 2023, De Tanker in Noord, Amsterdam, NL
20:30 | entrance sliding scale €6 – €20 | dance
feather & bones | a dance & music performance by Maya M. Carroll (dance), Lily Kiara (dance), Wilbert de Joode (double bass)

8 July 2023, La Bonne Dance, FR
18:00 potluck, 20:00 music | music
Acoustic singer-songwriters Jimmy Robinson (USA), Floatstone (BE) and Lily Kiara (NL). 8 years ago the three of us toured together through the United States and we reunite on this occasion.

29 June 2023, Zaal 100, Amsterdam, NL
20:30 music, food 18:00-20:00 | music
Please note it’s cash only at Zaal 100 | entrance: music only is sliding scale €6 – €20, food and music €14 (or more) | Paul van Dijk will cook, please reserve for the restaurant |
Across the Pond Guitar Festival, with Jimmy Robinson (New Orleans) | A festival we organise with local musicians when we tour, in New Orleans and in Amsterdam | This time not necessarily with emphasis on guitars, but with these inspired musicians: Jimmy Robinson (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (trombone, lapsteel guitar), Felicity Provan (trumpet, vocals), Marielle Groven (violin), Aaron Lumley (double bass), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Ada Rave (saxophone, clarinet), Floatstone (guitar, vocals)

27 June 2023, De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | short acoustic sets | music
With Jimmy Robinson (New Orleans) | Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals) | also playing is Velcro Dog 

21 May 2023, Puget-Ville, France
18:00 | Jean Latour Community Hall | dance
Part of the workshop with Barre Phillips’ company ‘Emir’ (music) and Julyen Hamilton’s Allen’s Line (dance)

5 May 2023, Re.sources, Pied Mu, France
19:00 | dance
If only I could be here now (practices in presence)
A dance by Lily Kiara | Part of the long time project Field of Disappearance

26 March 2023, Splendor Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | RAVE | KIARA | PROVAN | PEREYRA
Beneath The Surface of The Earth | dance & music | dance
New collective: Ada Rave (saxophone), Felicity Provan (trumpet), Barbara Pereyra (dance), Lily Kiara (dance)

21 March 2023, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | €15 | The RIVER! Full band + guest Paul Pallesen. This has become a rare opportunity for us, to all be together in the same space, so please come and join us here! | music
The RIVER is: Felicity Provan (trumpet), Michael Moore (clarinet, saxophone), Michael Vatcher (drums), Julyen Hamilton (poetry), Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals), Joost Buis (lapsteel guitar, trombone) + guest Paul Pallesen (el. guitar)

16 March 2023, De Tanker in Noord, Amsterdam, NL
20:15 | €8 | The RIVER (creek version) | music
Four members of The RIVER celebrating music, poetry, being able to come together and a birthday With Felicity Provan (trumpet), Michael Vatcher (drums), Julyen Hamilton (poetry),
Lily Kiara (guitar, vocals)

10 March 2023, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | Backstage Hotel
Reunion of Amsterdam Songwriters Guild (on invitation) | songs

9 February 2023, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels, B
19:00 | donation
If only I could be here now (practices in presence) | dance
A dance by Lily Kiara | Part of the long time project Field of Disappearance

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16 December 2022, Amsterdam, NL
Door open 20:00, starts 20:30 | €8 | Zaal 100, De Wittenstraat 100
An evening of different song forms shared with Seamus Cater and Parkland Music Project (with Marielle Groven: violin and Aaron Lumley: double bass) | I play a set with Paul Pallesen (el. guitar) and James McClure (trumpet)| songs, poetry

30 November 2022, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | €12,50 | Zinnig Noord | Tolhuistuin, Zonzij Zaal
RESONANCE | music & poetry
I’m also taking taking part in a conversation with a Franciscan friar and host Jonatan Bartling
sharing some of my experience with stillness in my work

10 November 2022, Amsterdam, NL
Due to a double booking by the venue this performance will start in March 2023
at the beautiful Splendor! Details tba on this page
20:30 | €8 | RAVE | KIARA | PROVAN | PEREYRA
Beneath The Surface of The Earth | dance & music | dance
New collective: Ada Rave (saxophone), Felicity Provan (trumpet), Barbara Pereyra (dance), Lily Kiara (dance)

28 October 2022, De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL
19:00 | ditdit-dada-ditdit
Music, poetry, dance in between three courses of a splendid meal | you can reserve for all of it or for the art without the food
We play music: Lily Kiara & The Tall Tales | with Joost Buis, Paul Pallesen, Julia-Beth Harris, Michael Moore, Alan Purves | songs

13 October 2022, de Tanker in Noord, Amsterdam, NL
POSTPONED due to covid, new date: 10 November!
20:30 | €8 | RAVE | KIARA | PROVAN | PEREYRA
Beneath The Surface of The Earth | dance & music | dance
New collective: Ada Rave (saxophone), Felicity Provan (trumpet), Barbara Pereyra (dance), Lily Kiara (dance)

7 October 2022, Amsterdam, NL
(On invitation) reunion of Amsterdam Songwriters Guild | songs | I canceled due to covid

30 September 2022, Mezrab, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | door opens 19:00 | donation based | Storytelling Night, The Jester Stew with Raphael Rodan
Together with Michael Vatcher (percussion) we play songs between stories | songs

29 May 2022, de Tanker in Noord, Amsterdam, NL
15:00-18:00 | EP release | €8
With poet Julia-Beth Harris
I play with Joost Buis (lap steel guitar), Felicity Provan (trumpet, vocals), Paul Pallesen (guitars) | songs

24 May 2022, De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 doors, starts 20:30 | Witte G’eit | donation | EP release
3 acoustic acts in the living room stage upstairs | songs

16 May 2022, Goeie Zin, Zaal 100, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 | music at 20:00 | €5 only cash | you can eat there from 18:00, please reserve (for food only)
I play a set with Michael Moore (alt clarinet) | EP release | songs

10 May 2022, Attic Studio, Amsterdam, NL
19:30 | €10, reservations | organised by MusicDance Capetown (SA)
With Thalia Laric, Manuela Lucia Tessi , Lily Kiara (dance), Vintani Nafassi (djembe, adungu, mbira, voice) Sumalgy Nuro (uhadi, mbira, percussions, electronics, dance), James McClure (trumpet) , Camille Verhaak (clarinet) | dance

21 April 2022, 2turvenhoog festival, Kunstlinie, Almere, NL
Makers day | intern | sharing about my work with stillness for and with toddlers
z a c h t j e s | dance | talk

22 April 2022, 2turvenhoog festival, Kunstlinie, Almere, NL
2 x for Kindergartens Almere, performance for 2+
z a c h t j e s | s o f t l y with Rozemarie Heggen on double bass | dance

23, 24 April 2022, 2turvenhoog festival, Kunstlinie, Almere, NL
2 x each day, for 2+ | €5
z a c h t j e s | s o f t l y with Rozemarie Heggen on double bass | dance

1 April 2022, Mezrab, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 – 23:00 | door 19:30 | donation
Raphael Rodan’s story telling night | songs

20 March 2022, Mezrab, Amsterdam, NL
10:00 – 24:00 | World Story Telling Day | songs
All donations and payments for food and drinks for people of Ukraine

4 March 2022, Mezrab, Amsterdam, NL
20:00 – 23:00 | door 19:30 | donations for people of Ukraine
Raphael Rodan’s story telling night | songs

24 February 2022, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels, B
19:00 | donation
Mercy, solo for my father | dance