Gangspil – Thursday, September 19

Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) & Vidar Skrede (guitar) will guarantee you an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music.
7:30 PM, Tickets: $22, Student/low income: $15
Advance ticket sales available.
Call Traditions at 360-705-2819

This lively trio 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.

The three Danish musicians are known from bands like: Baltic CrossingHabadekuk, Himmerland, Haugaard & HøirupJensen & BuggeOuellet, Legault & HøirupULCMarianne Green BandAmerican Café Orchestra (ACO)and Dronningens Livstykke.

The trio recently decided to use the name of their first CD, GANGSPIL(In English: Capstan), as their name. “We think it fits our music well and smells nicely of sailors and sea spray from the waters around Denmark. In August we had a celebration of that name change at the great festival Musik over Præstø Fjord a bit south of Copenhagen.”

Sonnich Lydom
Sonnich (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, French–‐Canadian, and especially Danish traditional tunes. During the last 25 years he’s 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
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!”