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Early fall 2010. A fiddle player enjoying a glass of wine on a terrace outside a famous Irish pub in Lier (B). Sitting opposite her table, a guitarist having had a few pints of Guinness to many. Both sharing musical ideas amongst mutual friends ... the perfect brew to come up with the mad idea to form a band.
Stephan (guitar) began playing guitar at the age of 14. He spent some time screaming his head off and stomping on distortion pedals in a couple of Antwerp-based geek rock and punk rock bands before turning his ear towards traditional and contemporary folksounds.
Katja (fiddle) has been playing European folk in a family band called Mixed Pickles since ... "prehistoric" times. After deciding it was time to look for new engagements, ... she just went to sit on a terrace in Lier, enjoying a glass of wine. And so, In actual fact, we have come full circle.
The main repertoire Yir-Ca has formed since then consists mainly of traditional Irish, French, Swedish and Belgian folk music. And recently, after playing a gig at a traditional folk dance party, even stretching known melodies towards the more danceable folk versions of famous pop and rock tunes.