Trying to escape Irish traditional music, uilleann piper Stijn van Beek ended up at a folkbal in Nijmegen, looking for some shelter for the autumn cold of 2007. But apparently there was no escape and before he even managed to enter the dancefloor the haunting sound of the Irish pipes surrounded him once again, this time played by multi-instrumentalist Toon van Mierlo. As a result of this most remarkable meeting Toon and Stijn decided to start playing together with two renowned string-prodigies: Kaspar Laval and Jeroen Geerinck.
Hot Griselda was born. Hot Griselda hit the folkscene by surprise and hit it hard. Over the last 10 years the band has performed all over Europe and many people have become a fan of their own typical sound.
The last album the band has made is called Sunbox, and it’s a purified collection of tunes that are the result of making music together for over 10 years.