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Urban Trad is a Belgian folk music group, consisting of both Dutch and French speaking people and a close connection with Galicia. Urban Trad participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where they ended second with the song Sanomi, a modern folk song with vocals in an imaginary language. A few months before the contest, it was decided that singer Soetkin Collier could not participate, apparently because she had extreme right sympathies in the past. Later that year, after an investigation, it was concluded that these accusations by the national security, were exaggerated and based on outdated information.

Today, the group doesn’t want to be remembered to their participation. Their Eurovision participation has gained a lot of succes. Their second album ‘Kerua’, which was released after the Eurovision Contest, became a massive hit. Unfortunately the Belgian charts weren’t open for the other singles which came from the album like ‘Quimper-Moscou’.

It took time untill 2005 before Urban Trad released a new album called ‘Elem’. A lack of media attention made that the record isn’t known so well. Still the group is able to tour all arround Europe and is top of the bill on different folk-festivals.
In 2007, after releasing no new material in two year, Urban Trad is back with a new album called ‘Erbalunga’. The first single which was released is ‘Sans garde-fou’. These days Urban Trad released its second single already called ‘Polaire’.



from the album Kerua

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  • Aedren

    To bad they quited. :( I'll always be a fan of your music, Urban Trad!

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Axiemeister


    31 May 2012 Reply
  • DJ_MW

    "Sanomi" will always be one of the best Eurovision entries ever. <3

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Alejandro240492

    Excelentísimo artista. Lo recomiendo junto con Rome.

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • HakoMakako

    Love them.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • graenmeti

    Can anyone share this song Do You Wanna Change Too? Thank you.

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Aedren

    Just one of the best Folk bands! :D

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • myth7791

    Urban Trad is a celtic trance

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • lecanard

    I saw them at "Arawanda" music festival in Iguerande (France)

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • DJ_MW

    "Sanomi" is one of the best ESC entries ever. <3

    20 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Plummad

    It's absoloutly amazing music

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • Loelinet

    love this music

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • K_huna

    saw them yesterday in eupen... they played for free so i went looking them... and i just can say that there really great!!

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Sfoeznup

    <3 just got Erbalunga, it's again, very beautiful! Elem is my favorite album, because i can always, anytime lissen to it, and never get bored :D Urban Trad is genial

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MannoX

    Great music ;3

    5 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Kolo-vorot

    Vodka Time :)

    27 Mar 2008 Reply
  • tempestas

    I adored the song Jorden/terra even before I understood Swedish. Pity they didn't play it live when I saw them, because their live performances are usually even better than the cd.

    20 Nov 2007 Reply
  • xandar


    31 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Finwe_Valar

    saw them (again) yesterday at M'Eire Morough, Dendermonde. Truly genius, these guys.

    29 Jul 2007 Reply
  • katsumii

    I just heard De L'air on the radio, and instantly fell in love. This band is amazing, and exactly my type of music.

    26 Jun 2007 Reply
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