Epic Folk & Mythic Music

Cesair | Epic Folk & Mythic Music

Ever since mankind learned how to speak, stories have been shared and passed down through generations. As such, legends gave birth to epic songs. It is this manner of storytelling that lies at the heart of Cesair's music. As a band, they aim to bring to life the epic tale of the eponymous Cesair, a mythological princess that sailed the oceans 5,000 years ago.
They set to music the chapters of her story, captured by the words of many romantic souls, with unique, original compositions, performed on a great variety of instruments. Their music incorporates the musical, spiritual and historical heritage of cultures from all around the Orient and Occident, creating a mixture of eastern sounds and rhythms and traditional as well as modern European folk music. They invite you to join them in a world of timeless adventures and colourful characters, and to take part in a story that may last a lifetime.



Dies, Nox et Omnia: SINE FINE

Special Edition album
Screaming Banshee Records (2015)

This is a special edition of our debut album, fully remastered by triple Grammy Award winner Darcy Proper, presented in a deluxe digipack and featuring a 32-page booklet with lyrics and information for all songs. "Dies, Nox et Omnia: Sine Fine" features remixed versions of four of our tracks by Orchus, Corvus Corax, Schwarzblut and Niel Mitra from FAUN.

1. Prologue
2. Enuma Elish
3. Minnic soe Stervic
4. Ishtar
5. Dies, Nox et Omnia
6. Du Som Har
7. The Wanderings of Oisín
8. Atiny Naya
9. Y Gododdin
10. Canso (Niel Mitra remix)
11. Mal Casada (Corvus Corax remix)
12. Graeica (Schwarzblut remix)
13. Bergatrollets Friari (Orchus remix)

Dies, Nox et Omnia

Full-length debut album
Self Published (2013)

Our debut album contains 13 epic songs, over 60 minutes of mythic music... We started preproduction in the winter of 2012. It was then recorded by Fieke at the legendary Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, and finally released at Castlefest in 2013. The booklet contains many pages of beautiful artwork, photography and information about the origin of the texts we use and the hidden messages in the songs.

1. Prologue
2. Enuma Elish 
3. Minnic soe Stervic
4. Graeica
5. Mal Casada
5. Isthar
6. Bergatrollets Friari
7. Du Som Har
8. Canso
9. The Wanderings of Oisín
10. Atiny Naya
11. Dies, Nox et Omnia
13. Y Gododdin


HerbstMond 2

At Sea Compilations (2016)

Digital compilation album

Castlefest 2016

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation CD

Best of MPS 2016

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation 2CD

Miroque Viking: Lieder von Feuer und Eis

Totentanz Records (2016)

Compilation CD

Castlefest 2015

Totentanz Records (2015)

Compilation 2CD

Wyldwood Radio On the Move

Wyldwood Radio (2015)

Digital compilation album

Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 165

Sonic Seducer (2015)

Compilation CD

Mittelalter Musik 5

Sonic Seducer (2015)

Compilation DVD

Wild Folk Pagan Vol. III

La Guilde Folk (2015)

Digital compilation album

Orkus! Compilation 110

Orkus (2015)

Compilation CD

Folk For the People

Self Published (2014)

Benefit compilation album for the victims of repression in Ukraine

Castlefest 2014

Totentanz Records (2014)

Compilation CD

Zillo Medieval - Mittelalter und Musik 02/2014

Zillo Medieval (2014)

Compilation CD

Castlefest 2013

Totentanz Records (2013)

Compilation CD

Band Members

Monique van Deursen

Vocals, bodhrán

Sophie Zaaijer

Violin, viola, cello, vocals

Thomas Sebastiaan

Guitars, Irish bouzouki, frame drum, vocals

Jan de Vries

Drums & percussion

Fieke van den Hurk

Accordion, hurdy-gurdy, hammered dulcimer

Upcoming concerts

MPS Christmas Market
Clubshow with Rastaban & La Horde
  • 03.12.16
  • P60, Amstelveen (NL)
  • p60.nl
Wacken Winter Nights

Past Concerts







Ancient History


Contact info

Find out much more about Cesair via the following social media platforms:

Booking info

Bookings contact
  +31 6 14 28 90 51
BTW-ID: NL853018728B01
KVK: 58391177

Photography Credits

Band photography
Concept & Styling: Hats 'n Dreads  
MUA: Selma Tóth 
Hairstyling: Roh's Barbershop  
Live photography
Photographer: Kees Stravers