Kadril started 25 years ago as a hobby band playing at the beginnig mainly Irish and French music.The longest going innovative Flemish folk rock band, existing already for a quarter of a century. The Wildboar label is much younger - but has a very strong influence on the whole folk music scene of Belgium.
In the beginning the group started with three Libbrecht brothers (Erwin - guitar, bouzouki, Peter - fiddle & Harlind - mandolin, cimbal) and Bart de Cock on bagpipe, shortly after that Hans Quaghebeur (hurdy gurdy, accordion) joined Kadril - these five are still the center of the group. A real new focal point they got when the young singer Eva De Roovere joined them some years ago.
Eva De Roovers is since a few years Kadril's front singer - she has a beautiful and powerful voice and she is the new great focal point of Kadril. Eva tries to describe Kadril's music: "Me - hahaha, the music - ehm. It is called folk rock. It is ancient music, mostly Belgium music, Flemish - but it is also rock, because there are electric guitars, drums, bass and ancient instruments as a mix, like hurdy gurdy - that is an old french instrument, then the flemish bagpipes, violin, dulcimer - actually one from the Apalachian mointains in America - but it existed in Belgium, too - it is a bit different style. And the text are mostly old flemish texts - but we also play the odd bit of Irish - an Irish song or..." Erwin Libbrecht, founder member of Kadril, who plays guitars in the band concludes "Whatever we like... But still, if we take a song of someone else or from somewhere else, we try to do it Kadril-wise. I think we have a quite unique sound in what we are doing, certainly with the mixture of the instruments - I think it is quite impressive... - And almost all of the traditional instruments we play in Kadril were payed in Belgium at a certain time. But in most cases it was not a lasting tradition, it stopped..."