Articles

On the Danish band Asynje, on finding inspiration in dusty old manuscripts, and on modern Viking romanticism. It is night. In Denmark’s National Museum, in the middle of old Copenhagen, the over two hundred year-old...

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Himmerland is playing new music across styles, cultures and frontiers. On a mild autumn evening in March at one of Australia’s major folk festivals, the huge crowd in the big marquee clap and shout their admiration...

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On a fine May evening, at a big outdoor venue at a Canadian music festival, a concert is in full swing with the Danish quartet, Svøbsk, one of the most popular bands on the Danish...

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A talk with the Danish trio Tradish about living your life for the music, finding inspiration, and getting off on the good energy. “We’ve just driven down from Göteborg, where we played a concert last...

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On playing the tune on bass, being dragged to folk dancing by your mother, and respecting the tradition on your own terms. “The Danish band Trias’ debut album is one of the most complete and...

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The five musicians on stage are bathed in soft, coloured light. The audience are listening intently. The concentration is broken now and then when folk shout their appreciation of a particularly well-executed musical finesse. For...

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