One World in the Streets of Bonn

One World Festival Bonn is an honorary planned and organized festival for intercultural diversity – dedicated to the co-existence and mutual understanding of all cultures and nationalities, and, above all, to peace in the world. Where better to start than the Centre of Bonn? The Kültürklüngel Orchestra is a musical/Cultural project born in the Old City area of Bonn – and with its aim of a peaceful co-existence of people, regardless of colour or creed, it was the perfect guide to the Festival – Just listen to the music and follow its makers to Bruckenforum for the main Festival. Saman Haddad will give you a song along the way too…


Win Layla Zoe Tickets

It’s competition time again!
My tip for album of the year 2018 is ‘Gemini’ from Layla Zoe.  A double CD showcasing Canada’s ‘Firegirl’ at her fiery best.

Layla will be appearing at Bonn Harmonie on 30 October and 3songsbonn has two tickets to give away.

Just send an Email to with subject ‘Layla Zoe Tickets’ and answer the following question correctly:  Which Country is Layla from?

First correct answer chosen at mid-day on Monday 29 October will receive twoe Guest list places for Tuesday’s concert.

Good Luck!

Henrik & Layla at the Harmonie

A reminder that two always popular musicians are coming to the Harmonie in Bonn very soon.

Both Henrik Freischlader (23 Oct) and Layla Zoe (30 Oct) will be bringing new music to Bonn next week.  Henrik’s ‘Hands on the Puzzle’ sees the Man at his songwriting best and with a welcome return to the Old School  Blues.  Layla’s ‘Gemini’ is a stunning double set that is firmly on my shortlist for album of the year.  My advice in both cases – don’t miss!

Ticket details HERE


All Things Bleak and Beautiful at Folk Club

Folk Club Bonn number 95 – ever closer on the 100 mark! John Harrison will tell you of the early days when calls were made to get musicians down to this ‘new-fangled’ idea for musical get-togethers in Bonn. 95 shows later and not only is there an anxious waiting list of performers pencilled in often months in advance, but we even have two guest stars in Stefan Mönkemeyer and Matthew Robb. One a virtuoso of melodious guitar pieces, the other a virtuoso of dark and dusty Folk Blues. The Bleak and the beautiful in fact.

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