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Gangspil - Award-Winning Danish Duo in Concert

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

Music and Dancing!

Don't miss the opportunity to listen to Gangspil, the award-winning Danish duo with Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica, and Kristian Bugge on fiddle. The two musicians perform traditional dance tunes and songs from every corner of their home country. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country.

At the end of the concert set, Gangspil will play for dancing. Everyone is invited to stay and learn some traditional Danish dances taught by Sarah Maas, local Danish dance leader. 

In 2016, Gangspil received the "Tradition Award" at the Danish Music Awards (the Danish Grammy) and their performances are unforgettable live experiences spiced with humor and stories from their many years on the road.

The ensemble has toured intensively and played more than 100 shows in North America since 2015 - as well as many performances in other parts of the world. The group has become a well-known name in traditional and folk music circles in Scandinavia and abroad.

More about Gangspil

Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, French-Canadian and especially Danish traditional tunes. During the last 25 years he’s has led 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 known from his work with the ULC trio and the later ULS quintet, which received the Danish Music Award for "Folk Album of the year" in both 2001 and 2004.

Kristian Bugge (fiddle, vocal) specializes in the strong Danish folk music traditions. He is very active in the Danish and Scandinavian folk music scene and in Europe and North America 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. At the same occasion in both 2012 and 2016, Kristian recieved the award as “Danish Folk Artist of the Year!” More info:

$12 ASI members / $15 non-members


For information, call 612-871-4907

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