About 1980 he started to play as a street musician in Antwerp (Belgium) and there he played at late night pubsessions with musicians that also made a career in Irish music : Thomas Keenan, brother of piper Paddy Keenan, Kieran Fahey and Helen Flaherty (Shantalla) Rudi Velghe and Gerard Hirsch (Orion) and Philip Masure (Comas).
Jules played in many groups and in 1993 he founded his own band Finglas and soon made "Water(E)Motion", a succesfull and non-conventional audiotape with traditional music and some of his own compositions.
His sensitive and passionate style can be heard on his cd Druid dance which was reviewed as one of the best nether-celtic cds. (New Folksounds)
In this, what he calls "bardic experience of music, poetry and dance", Jules created and arranged a breath taking musical journey and timeless experience, that brings you in contact with the spirit of the celtic music.
At the moment he has his own teaching practice : www.fluitpraxis.com and is teacher for S.V.N. the dutch ass. of folkmusic.
He recently made the first step-by-step whistle-method in the dutch language : Basiscursus whistle (book and cd)
He recently made 2 ethnomusical documentaries for dutch radio (V.P.R.O.) :
about the singing cauldrons of Brittany and the bronze-, and iron age horns of Ireland.
If you want to listen to another trackselection of Druid Dance (cd baby let you hear only the first 2 minutes) just visit his website and also read the reviews of Druid Dance.
You can also listen to his latest cd's "Nehalennia Suite"
his musical ode to a celtic goddess, and "Neeltje and Saltbeard", a celtic tale for kids from the ages of 7-77...
These cd's will be available at CD Baby soon.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The birds of Rhiannon
2. The friendly visit/The flowing tide/Rodney's glory/The hunters p
3. Longing for Wales/Sinead
4. Flores et mais flores/Gallician jig/Lots of pots
5. A Bardic lament/As through the woods I roamed/The battle of Augh
6. Mr O'Connor
7. O'Connell's farewell to Dublin/The road to Dublin/The Dublin ree
8. Silent oh Moyle/A tribute to Turlough/Grace Nugent
9. Rakish Paddy/Sweeney's reel
10. Chalice Well
11. Roisin Dubh
13. Eisteddfod/Druid Dance