GANGSPIL: TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM DENMARK
TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM DENMARK WITH GANGSPIL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 8PM
ST. PETERS LUTHERAN CHURCH
Gangspil, (Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica),Kristian Bugge(fiddle) and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will take you on an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic Sønderhoning dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road. They perform and have performed with some of the most exciting and well-know musicians from the Danish and Nordic folk scene. In 2016 after releasing their first album, Gangspil received theTradition Award at the Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammy.)
Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, FrenchCanadian, and especially Danish traditional tunes. During the last 25 years hes been leading the revival for diatonic accordion and harmonica in the Danish folk music. Sonnich holds a special place in his heart for the music from the Western Island of Fanø, where his family is deeply rooted. He is best know from his work with the ULC trio and later quintet (adding jazz pianist Peter Rosendal and bassist Mads Vinding). ULC recieved the Danish Music Award (Danish Grammy) in the category Folk Album of the year in 2001 and 2004.
Kristian Bugge (fiddle) has specialized in the strong Danish folk music traditions. He is very active on the Danish and Scandinavian folk music scene as well as in the rest of Europe and North America, both as a musician and teacher. His debut CD was awarded Danish debut of the year, and Danish Folk Instrumentalist of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk 2006 (Danish Grammy). At the same occasion in 2012, Kristian recieved the prize as Danish Folk Artist of the Year! In 2016 Kristian was once more awarded Danish Folk Instrumentalist of the Year.
Vidar Skrede (guitar) (from Haugesund, Norway) is a freelance Nordic folk musician on guitar, harding fiddle, fiddle and Greek bouzouki. He has a background in the traditional music from Rogaland (South West of Norway), and has a master degree in Nordic folk music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Vidar has appeared on national television in Norway and Iceland, and has been heard on radio across the Nordic countries and throughout the USA. Vidar has released several CDs which received many awards and great acclaim in his native Norway. Vidar is a leading musician on the Nordic folk music scene and a popular tune writer his compositions are played and recorded by bands like Fiddlers Bid and Blazing Fiddles besides with his own projects.
Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 members and $10 students. At the door: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 members and $10 children/students.
St. Peters Lutheran Church (View)
112 N. King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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