Danish Folk Music with Gangspil In Concert
Gangspil will guarantee you an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform 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.
For many years SONNICH LYDOM (accordion, harmonica, vocals) and KRISTIAN BUGGE (fiddle, vocals) kept meeting in many corners of the blooming Danish folk scene, often when there was a jam session going on.
- We always had a lot of fun together and finally decided to bring some of that on to the stage. Now we've been playing and touring together for about six years. It's been increasing excitingly with more and more activities in both Europe and North America.
Both Kristian and Sonnich were amongst the first twelve musicians to recieve the honorary title Danmarks Rigsspillemænd (National Danish Folk Musicians) in 2014. When they perform together, they will also talk about the traditions from back home, how they learned and how the music lives on today and is part of the famous Danish hygge!
In the beginning of 2017 Gangspil went from being trio into a duo. Guitarist and singer Morten Alfred Høirup has chosen to leave the group to take time off to focus on newly composed music and concerts in other contexts.
Sonnich and Kristian have lately been playing concerts both as a duo and with a number of good colleagues. In the US they've performed a number of shows with good friend, Midwestern award-winning master musician Dwight Lamb from Iowa. In both the Midwest and along the west coast, they've been joined by great Norwegian guitarist Vidar Skrede, well-known from the lush Nordic folk music scene. For a tour of concerts in Germany, Belgium and Denmark they played with International classical percussionist Ronni Kot Wenzell. From time to time Malene Daniels Beck (well-know from her work with the great Danish trad-duo, de Fries & D. Beck) joines us on piano and harmonium for concerts throughout Denmark. Great times all together!
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See you out there!
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The musicians are also known from bands like: Baltic Crossing, Habadekuk, Wenzell & Bugge, V. Poulsens Kapel, Jensen & Bugge, ULC and Dronningens Livstykke.
Sonnich (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, French--Canadian, 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 (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".
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