DANISH-BRITISH BAND TRADISH ON TOUR IN THE NORTH
Tradish is one of the most busy roots-bands in Denmark. During the coming months the trio will be touring all over Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic and Greenland. Tradish is performing a charming blend of traditinal Irish music and original songs written by the band.
You can get more info about the band at: www.tradish.dk
DANISH BAND HIMMERLAND ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
In 2012 the Danish band, Himmerland, did celebrate the release of their first band-album, "Himmerland - New Roots Music from Denmark", by performing at a large number of venues and festivals around the world.
From March 22 to April 9th 2013, the band will perform a number of concerts at venues "down under" (Australia and New Zealand), including the National Folk Festival in Canberra.
During 2013 the band will tour in Denmark, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Faroe Islands, Finland, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand amongst others.
Featuring musicians from the Danish Jazz, world and folk music scene, performing on fiddle, soprano saxophone, percussion, electric bas, acoustic guitar and vocals, Himmerland is a pretty different band on the international music scene.
Follow the link to watch a video featuring the band live on stage in Valparaiso, Chile, October 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do59bVBQP5k&feature=relmfu
More about the band at: www.himmerland.it and at www.facebook.com/himmerlandband
HABADEKUK SIGNS WITH JMI - CANADA'S FOLK & BLUES AGENCY
Kristian Bugge and Habadekuk had a busy summer performing at Beverly Folk Festival, Womad, Cambridge Folk Festival, and The Big Session Festival in England, The North Atlantic Fiddle Conference i Derry and Donegal, Ireland, Mission Folk Music Festival (Mission BC, Canada), plus other festivals in France, Switzerland, Denmark.
Now they have signed with the Canadian folk & blues agency, JMI, and will be touring Canada in the summer 2013. On their website JMI writes:
"HABADEKUK (DENMARK) This wonderful 9-piece group might best be described as a Danish version of Bottine Souriante. Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterize a band that catapults folk music well into the 21st century. The vibrant mix of salsa, jazz and folkgives old Danish dance melodies a new lease of life. Habadekuk has been awarded "Album of the Year" at 2011 Danish Folk Music Awards for their debut album "Hopsadaddy". Fiddler Kristian Bugge received the price as "Folk Artist of the Year" at the same occasion. They've also won NORD '09, the Nordic championships in folk music."
They band went down a storm all over the place, including Cambridge Folk Festival and the 30th Womad Festival 2012, and using this link you can hear them in a BBC-recording from the Womad in July 2012. Habadekuk is on after Robert Plant 45 minutes in!
This photo was taken with a cell phone during the concert at Mission Folk Music festival (july 21st 2012)
HELENE BLUM & HARALD HAUGAARD ON TOUR 2013
The Danish singer Helene Blum and her husband, violinist Harald Haugaard will appear as one of the most traveling Danish folk acts this year. Both musicians has new albums out, and with their quartet they willl be touring at venue and festivals in Europe, Canada and The US. Haugaard just recieved a Danish Music Award (Danish Grammy) for his album "Den Femte Søster", and as "Danish Folk Instrumentalist of the Year, Helene Blum is getting very good reviews for her album, "Men med Åbne Øjne".
Check their schedule at www.haraldh.dk or www.heleneblum.dk
LISTEN TO RADIO ABOUT DANISH ROOTS AND FOLK MUSIC
From Saturday January the 12th 2013, you can stream a 1 hour online radio program about the Danish roots- and folk music scene. The program was produced in cooperation with the online radio station, Den 2. Radio, and the record company, Go Danish Folk Music, and can be found and listened to at Den 2. Radio right now!
The radio program "Folk Danmark", hosted in English by Morten Alfred Høirup, is also part of the double PR-album, Danish Roots - Growing in the World 2013. The program introduces you to Danish band and solists such as Harald Haugaard, Asynje, Phønix, Jensen & Bugge, Habadekuk, Himmerland, Klezmofobia, Peter Abrahamsen and many more.
TRIAS IS A YOUNG DANISH BAND PRESENTING THEIR FIRST ALBUM RIGHT NOW
"The Danish band Tria's debut album is one of the most complete and accomplished starts I’ve heard, a band that arrives fully-formed and confident – but never cocky." - Chris Nickson, Music Critic
Trias has been working in the studio this summer, and now the result is here. The band just received a Danish Music Award Folk 2012 (Danish "Grammy") as "Talent of the Year". The album "Trias is getting great reviews around the world, and the band is now negotiating wit everal international festivals.
Trias will be performing at the German based folkBaltica festival in April. More at: www.folkbaltica.de
Listen to the music on their new website at: www.triasmusic.dk
JENSEN & BUGGE ON OUR IN 2013
Mette Kathrine Jensen (accordion) and Kristian Bugge (fiddle) are experts in traditional Danish folk music. During this year they will perform at venues in Denmark, The US and Canada, and more is being planned.
Watch an American online TV-show about the duo and the Danish-American accordion player, Dwight "Red" Lamb, here:www.sdpb.org/tv/shows.aspx?
You can read articles about Jensen & Bugge in German and English, and download an audio interview with the duo in English, on this website. More info at: www.jensen-bugge.dk
SVØBSK RELEASES A NEW ALBUM
The duo mainly consists of fiddler, guitarist and singer, Jørgen Dickmeiss and accordion player Maren Hallberg, and right now they are celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing the album, "Bjergtaget".
Jørgen and Maren are doing quite a few concerts together, but often they add a couple of great Danish musicians, Theis Langlands on the piano and Simon Busk on percussion, and perform as a quartet.
The band has been touring in Denmark, Germany, Austria, Faroe Island, Greenland, Great Britain and Canada.
You can find more info at: www.svobsk.dk
RANNOK HAS A BRAND NEW ALBUM OUT
RANNOK featuring Michael Graubæk on fiddle and Theis Langelands on piano, is right now touring Denmark, together with freinds from Scotland and Sweden. The two of them has a new album out, "Dejodejo", that features the duo playing with Sonnich Lydom from Denmark and Ale Carr from Sweden.
The Swedish roots and world music magazin, LIRA, writes about Rannok's new album: "It is pompous, virtuous and sometimes soft as butter..", The American Driftwood Magazine writes: "The two musicians play with passion and intelligence and are obviously having a great deal of fun playing together. The music is all easily accessible and offers a refreshingly modern interpretation of Danish traditional music.".
You can find an article about the duo on this site. More info at Rannok's website: www.rannok.dk
BASCO PERFORMING IN DENMARK, SWEDEN AND SCOTLAND
The violinist, main composer and singer in Basco, Hal Parfitt-Murray, wins a Danish Music Award Folk 2012 (Danish "Grammy") for his singing on Basco's latest album, Big Basco. The band will be doing a large number of concerts in Denmark, Scotland (Orkney Folk Festival) and Sweden during 2013.
Read more about basco at their brand new website: www.bascoband.com