Bart Zeal

About this bard…

My name is Bart, but don’t let that ‘T’ fool you, for I’m a bard;
a musical storyteller who delights in bringing tales to life.
Sailing on the Northern Viking seas, or strolling through the magical castle of Hogwarts.
Walking through the forests of Fangorn, or even traveling with Space Pirates.
Once every month, I record a new song about their follies and victories!

This website is my virtual kingdom. You can find everything you need to know right here.
The best thing about singing songs is finding enthusiastic listeners, so this is for you!

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Navigating the virtual kingdom

About – Short Bio and list of Live Gigs.
Music – My discography and where to buy it.
Gallery – Collection of promotional pictures.
Videos – Selection of videos from my YouTube channel.
Prices – Prices of Custom Songs / Live Gigs / Recording.
Contact – Anything you wish to convey? Get in touch!
Support – Show your support for my music in different ways.

Countdown & Upcoming Events

Get some idea of what I’m up to with the closest milestones/events!


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[Release] December Celebrations!

  • [Release] “December Celebrations” album
    An entire album dedicated to the celebrations that are held in December by the Romans, Pagans, Wiccans, and of course we had to put a Christmas song in there somewhere as well!
    Release date – 1st of December, 2022

  • [Live Gig] “Jam-night Astrant Christmas Special”
    I’ll perform a few of my songs from the new album “December Celebrations” at this epic jam night and then join in if they let me!
    Date – 2nd of December, 2022
    Time – T.B.D.
    Place – Astrant, Ede
    Tickets – Free!

  • [Live Gig] “Goed Gesprek”
    I’ll perform a set of my own work to promote my new album “December Celebrations” at this beautiful cultural event in Wageningen.
    Date – 7th of December, 2022
    Time – 20.30h
    Place – Onder de Linden, Wageningen
    Tickets – Free!

  • [Interview] “December Celebrations” album interview on Swindon105.5 – Don’t Stop The Music Radioshow!
    An hour long interview with the songs from the album inbetween on Swindon Radio. Get into the Christmas mood!
    Date – 13th of December, 2022 – 20.00h CEST Dutch Time
    Place – Listen LIVE, click HERE!

  • [Gig] “December Celebrations stories”
    I’ll sing the songs of my December Celebrations album and tell the many stories of the different cultures behind them. Which European winter celebrations do we know, where did they come from, and how do they relate to Christmas?
    Date – 14th of December, 2022
    Time – 20.15h
    Place – Cultura Ede
    Tickets – €12,50

  • [Podcast] “December Celebrations” album interview on Walinda’s Podcast! [DUTCH]
    An interview about December Celebrations and some of my other work with Walinda.
    Date – 15th of December, 2022
    Place – Listen to the podcast once it’s up, click HERE!

  • [Interview] “December Celebrations” album interview on Midland.fm – Radioshow! [DUTCH]
    An interview about December Celebrations and some of my other work with Gerjan.
    Date – 16th of December, 202216.00h CEST Dutch Time
    Place – Listen LIVE, click HERE!

  • [Gig] “December Celebrations” + Movie!
    I’ll sing some of the songs from my December Celebrations album and tell their stories like a true bard. Afterwards, we’ll watch the movie BardSongs!
    Date – 17th of December, 2022
    Time – 20.00h
    Place – MovieW Wageningen
    Tickets – €?

  • [Interview] “December Celebrations” album interview on RTVRijnstreek – DanceExperience! [DUTCH]
    The entire December Celebrations album will be played, with explanations and fun facts inbetween. Another one to get into the Christmas mood!
    Date – 22nd of December, 202219.00h CEST Dutch Time
    Place – Listen LIVE, click HERE!

  • [Live Gig] “30ML December Celebrations”
    I’ll perform a set of songs from my new album “December Celebrations” during a wonderful market with cute lights and a sweet wintery atmosphere.
    Date – 23rd of December, 2022
    Time – 19.00h
    Place – 30ml, Ede
    Tickets – Free!

  • [Release] “CLANG!” with Gordon Saverimuthu
    Gordon and I both won the Sounds of Space Engineers contest. He creates some mean Dubstep / DnB and now we collab!
    Release date – No idea, 2022

Latest News

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Special Gigs and Newspapers!

Stuff is going well! After I came back from my holiday in Denmark I could jump straight back into the music with the release of In The Vast Library and preparing for the gigs in the church and the Theekoepel! In the picture below you can see a bit of the setting inside the church…

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Gigs of May

It’s been a wonderful month thus far for my music. Not only did I release The Parting Glass with Isembard’s Wheel (<– click the links!), but I also got the pleasure of playing at a couple of gigs! The picture below is from my performance at Quiet Is The New Loud on the 11th of…

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Busking in Wageningen

On the 7th of May, I got the pleasure to go busking in Wageningen from the Market all the way to the far end of the shopping street and beyond! Luckily I had just received the CDs of Volume One and was able to sell a couple and earn a few extra coins. These CDs…

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The Realmsguard

The song of April is an original marching song about good knights who aim to protect their kingdom from sinister forces. We recorded this with Ruben Isarin, who does the instrumental part. This song is available in the shop, as well as for easy streaming on Spotify, with a video on YouTube! The knights that…

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The Dawn Will Come

The song of March is one of hope, recorded together with Amy Wallace. It’s already on Bandcamp and YouTube and will release on all streaming platforms on the 9th of April! Amy Wallace approached me for a collaboration and we settled pretty quickly on The Dawn Will Come. She is an incredibly positive person, her…

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The Man Who Can’t Forget

I am very excited to bring The Man Who Can’t Forget to you on Spotify, however, the process of getting it into the stores is being particularly difficult with this one! The Man Who Can’t Forget (sometimes known as Thom’s Song) is a song from the tv-series The Wheel Of Time. I’ve had the immense…

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Interview RTV Rijnstreek (Dutch)

I’m happy to announce that RTV Rijnstreek, a local radio station in Wageningen – The Netherlands, has invited me to come and say a few words about my music and play some of my songs! The show is called ‘Dance Experience‘ so I’m not sure which songs of mine quite fit that name, but perhaps…

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