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Dawda Jobarteh - Transitional Times
Dawda Jobarteh was born in Gambia, part of a family of hereditary musicians, including his grandfather, the legendary Alhaji Bai Konté. His new CD is a blend of tradition remembered and an immigrant's vision of new worlds. The music swerves from pure solo strings to jarring, modern motifs. He plays with pop and jazz idioms, but it always feels very rooted in the old world. This is a RootsWorld CD choice. These CDs are donated byt eh labels and artists to help RootsWorld raise money to remain online and on the air. All of your purchase gos to support those efforts.

Woetmann - Nogne Fodder
The mandolin is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think Danish music, but Brian Woetmann and his band bring it to the front on 'Nøgne Fødder' (bare feet). A quartet named after the leader, Woetmann features mandolin (and its kin bouzouki and mandola), guitars, percussion, harmonica, accordion, cello and bass. Woetmann provides vocals on some tracks in Danish and English, and the whole thing wanbders through Danish folk, Irish dance tunes, and a good bit of American influences on a set of original and traditional songs.

Bragr - Danmarkar'n
A trio of strings and percussion, Bragr features Swedish guitarist and nyckelharpa player Perry Stenbäck, and two Danes - percussionist Christine Dueholm and Jesper Frost Bylling on acoustic bass. All provide vocals on some tracks. They blend tradtional music from regions in both countries, and make them personal and unique.

Kristian Blak - Fuglar, Fiskar & Folk
Faroese artist Kritian Blak has composed and performed a suite of short piano studies based on folk songs and tales of the title subjects, 'birds, fish and people.'

Nightingale String Quartet / Nofinishi Dywili - The Bow Project
In a world full of 'unique projects' this one stands out. These two CDs contain the traditional music of - and modern compositions based on - the bow playing and singing of Xhosa musician Nofinishi Dywili from South African, who accompanied herself on an instrument called the uhadi.One CD contains the Nightingale performances of these works, the other is field recordings of Nofinishi Dywili and members of her village, playing the bow and singing the songs.

Fionia Stringband - Rat for usodet / Rough N' Ready
Rustic and lively folk music including everything from polkas to lyrical tunes to warm-hearted waltzes. The music is handpicked mainly from the Danish and Scandinavian repertoire with links to Québec and Cape Breton. The band is a meeting between two generations of folk musicians based on a shared passion for traditional melodies. The members consists of three of Denmark's best traditional musicians, fiddlers Michael Graubæk and Jes Kroman and pianist Theis Langlands.

Trolska Polka - Untold Tails
Their strong melodies and high energy pull you into a mesmerizing world full of funny, grim, big and small characters from the nordic fairytales and mythology. The ensemble consists of young talented artists from the Danish/Swedish folk scene led by multiinstrumentalist and composer Martin Seeberg (Sorten Muld, Instinkt, Valravn) With a wide variety of instruments, this seven piece band brings giants, elves, pixies, fairies and other beings musically to life.

Floating Sofa Quartet - The moon we watch is the same
Their repertoire is a mixture of original compositions and traditional pieces from their respective countries; sweet melodies and feisty dance tunes are performed with intriguing harmonies, intensity, humor and the warm acoustic sound of wooden instruments. Floating Sofa Quartet is: Mads Kjøller-Henningsen [DK] - wooden flute & swedish bagpipes; Leija Lautamaja [FI] - 2,5-row melodeon & harmonium; Clara Tesch [DK] - fiddle; Malte Zeberg [SE] - double bass

Trias - Efter Horisonten
Their second release. The band says: Efter Horisonten reflects our maturity which our music not always has been. "Efter Horisonten" has captured the spark of creativity, and together we have created our common expression.' Trias are: Søren Østergaard Pedersen Doublebas, Harmonium; Christoffer Thorhauge Dam Violin, Viola, Harmonium; Rasmus Nielsen Piano, Guitar, Harmonium; Jonas Kongsted Violin, Viola, Mandolin

Ostinat Expressen - Spor 2
Contemporary Danish folk firmly rooted in Nordic tradition, with Ivan Damgaard - Violin; Julie Heebøll Clausen - Clarinet; Steffan Søgaard Sørensen - Double bass; Magnus Heebøll Jacobsen - Percussion; and Jesper Vinther Petersen - Accordion.

Afenginn - Opus
With mandolin, violin, clarinet, bass and drums, the Danish ensemble Afenginn have combined their roots in Scandinavian folk with the rhythms of Balkan music. On Opus, they move ever forward, with a bigger, almost orchestral sound, and a big vision for their music that spreads out over two CDs and over 80- minutes of rich, complex music.

Kata - Tivils Dotur
Five Faroese singers, a capella and accompanied by a small ensemble, explore traditional songs of the Faroe Islands in new contexts.

Kristian Blak, Vera Kondrateva, Yggdrasil - Lipet Ei : Seven Brothers
Kristian Blak once again steps into difficult and strange musical worlds on this recording with Khanty singer Kondrateva. The Khanty people live in an autonomous region in western Siberia, with a culture far removed from Russia. Incorporating these songs into any western framework would be challenging, but Blak and his Faroese ensemble push it to the limits of folk, rock, jazz and 'new music.' Click and listen. I can't explain it.

Lunau and Sund - Prinsen af bjerget
This duo of voice and guitar offers old traditional and modern original songs, played with fire and grace, accompanied lightly by other instruments. Trine Lunau's voice is a revelation, and Peter Sund's guitar playing is marvelous. The notes include full text of all the songs (in Danish only)

Fru Skagerrak - Fru Skagerrak
This trio of women from Denmark, Sweden and Norway call their music 'Scandinavian Raw Folk,' and their repertoire consiste of music and songs chosen among the rich music and song traditions of Scandinavia, as well the members' original compositions. They play fiddles and 5 -stringed fiddle, recorder and vocals.

Mallebrok - Levende Brav
They say they are 'crossing new borders between folk music, experimental electronica, jazz inspirations and pop.' Founded in 2014, he band consists of experienced musicians from folk music, medieval music, electronica and big band jazz, so they have grounds for their appraisa This is not medieval music with electronics nor Scandinavian folk music with eastern hand drums and trombone. It is something that is quite different.

Norstrand - Norstrand
This jazz inflected quintet from Denmark interprets the old folk songs of Inger Lauritzen from the village of Lønstrup. Led by vocalist Mathilde Faldborg Sørensen, the ensemble plays violin, saxophone, piano and bass.

Bark and Blik - Vildskud
Yet another band that features the brilliant Kristine Heeboll. The four musicians share a background from Odense's Music Conservatory and each bring their unique experiences from the different bands with whom they play. They started in 2014 as a continuation of the group Over Sundet, which has been on the Danish folk music scene since 2006. Heebøl is on violin, with Siri Iversen on clarinet and bass clarinet, Cecilie Strange on the saxophone and Simon Krebs on guitar

Elof and Wamberg - Byen Sover
This Danish duo of ukelele and upright bass strikes again. The album "Byen sover" (The City is Sleeping) includes a collection of compositions that revolve around the theme of 'The City.' Tobias Elof on the ukulele and vocals, and Nicolaj Wamberg on the bass, violin, vocals, piano; occasionally joined by Miriam Ariana on violin and viola, and Jeppe Koefoed Starcke on the pandeiro (frame drum).

Fromseier+Hockings - Flot Gevir
A 7 song EP of great music for guitar and fiddle by Ditte Fromseier Mortensen and Sigurd Hockings. This is their debut as an impulsive and playful duo. Old swinging traditional tunes and songs are combined with Ditte and Sigurd's new compositions to make this a solid piece for Danish folk music fans.

Basco - The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco
They are back. They just can't stop making new recordings, it seems. The return of the Danish quartet of Ale Carr - Cittern, Andreas Tophøj - violin, viola; Hal Parfitt Murray - violin, viola; Anders Ringgaard Andersen - accordion, trombone plus a roomful of special guests including the horn section "Big Basco", violinist David Boulanger, and vocalist Julie Hjetland. Just go listen.

Dreamers' Circus - Second Movement
The Danish trio (Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin; Ale Carr, cittern; Nikolaj Busk, piano & accordion) returns with their second recording of cross-genre folk music. Guests include a folk choir and The Danish String Quartet

various (2 CDs) - Højbystævnet 2009: Musik fra forsamlingshuset
Live performances in denmark in September 2009 for dancers and musicians by Danish, Norwegian and Swedish artists - Kristian Bugge and Band, Gässbiköllor, BØG, John Ole Morken and Jørgen Nyrønning

Haugaard and Hoirup - Rejsedage/Travelling (CD/DVD)
The 7th album of the Danish violin-guitar duo of Harald Haugaard and Morten Alfred Høirup is a celebtation of their 10th anniversary of working together, a CD and DVD set that is as wonderful as anything they have done. They are my friends as well as great musicians, and so I am highly biased, but nonetheless, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. (DVD is NTSC/North America format)

Various Artsists - Traditionel Musik Fra Læsø
43 authentic recordings of instrumental music from the island of Læsø

Various Faroese artists - Traditional Music in the Faroe Islands 1950 - 1999
A production by French label Frémaux and Associés in collaboration with Tutl. A double CD produced by Kári Sverrisson and Kristian Blak covers the whole range of folk music in the Faroes, from informal group singing to various intstrumental traditions. Once CD covers Faroese language traditions, the second focuses on the Danish. English and French notes

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Askur (2 CD)
Yggdrasil is a Nordic ensemble based in the Faroe Islands, formed in 1981 by composer and pianist Kristian Blak. The ensemble has a repertoire that encompasses a wide range of genres - from free jazz to classical - and expressions - from humor and beauty to disaster and destruction. This is a 2 CD cololection fo live concerts from 1982- 2006. Artists in these shows include Anders Hagberg - Anders Jormin - Angelika Nielsen - Annika Johannesen - Aviaja Lumholt - Brandur Jacobsen - Eivør Pálsdóttir - Ernst Dalsgarð - Heðin Ziska Davidsen - Herfinnur Árnafjall - John Tchicai - Kári Sverrisson - Karin Korpelainen - Kristian Blak - Lelle Kullgren - Mia Káradóttir - Mikael Blak - Morten Carlsen - Ólavur Øster - Philippe Carré - Sunleif Rasmussen - Tarira - Tore Brunborg - Villu Veski

Svobsk Kvartet - Bjergtaget
Svøbsk grows from a duo to a quartet on their 2013 release, with Maren Hallberg on accordion; Jørgen Dickmeiss on violin, vocal, mandolin, guitar, jaws harp and harmonica; Theis Langlands on piano, jaws harp; and Simon Buskon percussion. The musicians draw on a wide range of musical expressions while united in their deep respect for the Danish tradition. Interesting acoustic music with a flair for the new and a love of the old. Highly recommended!

Trolska Polska - {moss}
The Danish band's self-description is "Marsh women, goblins, giants, elves and trolls... they are mysterious creatures which since ancient times has been a favorite subject for literature, visual arts, drama and music. Trolska Polska is possibly the world's first dedicated tribute band to the Nordic myth-creatures!" That may seem a bit twee, but the music is anything but: it's solid, rollicking, rugged Nordic roots music with an edge.

Maja & David - CPH-Cafe-Yul
The second meeting of the Danish and Quebecois fiddlers. After many return trips across the Atlantic Ocean between Denmark and Quebec, Maja Kjær Jacobsen and David Boulanger have merged their Danish and Quebecois traditional music syles into their own seamless blend of new folk music, using their fiddles, hardanger fiddles, foot stomping and harmonica.

Jansberg - Terra Nova
Danish fiddler Henrik Jansberg explores new territories with his self-named band. All tracks have been developed in close collaboration with producer Søren Brylle, based on Henrik Jansberg's strong melodies with roots in folk music. They move from traditional folk to modern turmoil, hard-pumped technobass to country-cruise reels, danceable ballads and even a tribute to Shetland.

Norron - Ojeblikket
Norrøn is a new Danish trio that produces music that uses the roots to challenge the ear. Their CD Øjeblikket features Pia Nygaard on the violin; Nina Veng on the flutes and pipes; and Anja Præst Mikkelsen on the clarinets.

Guldmus - Hvid Nat
Spanish guitar, cello and Danish lyrics are the audial pillars of the debut album Hvid Nat ("White Night"). The lyrics of Morten Musicus, vocalised by Mia Guldhammer, contain more light than darkness despite being centered around death and fear through 10 quiet, but swinging songs.Mia Guldhammer and Morten Musicus are both veterans in playing medieval music and folk songs, but this time they're exploring new paths - albeit their roots in the folk music of old are still present.Accompanying them is Swedish cellist Thommy Andersson, who has been a part of, among others, the New Jungle Orchestra for many years. Andersson contributes a mix of edge and presence to the album that compliments the duo particularly well.

Miriam Ariana and Lene Høst - Vingefang
From the RootsWorld Review: Can a bustling Brazilian song and Swedish slangspolska happily coexist? Can a Denmark-based duo without a squeezebox do justice to a Dominquinhos song about a sensitive accordion? The answer seems to be "yes, indeed." Vingefang - Miriam Ariana (voice and strings) and Lene Host (voice, guitar and percussion) bring a clarity to their music that seems to demand the word "delightful." Whether it is their own compositions or a journey through the music of France, Denmark, Sweden and Brazil, they make it all their own, with only a gentle bit of assistance on two tracks, and a bit of overdubbing by the duo on a few others.... Ariana and Høst seem to know the value of simplicity and use it to great advantage on these eight tunes and songs. Vingefang is a delight.

Himmerland - The Spider in the Fiddle
The band calls it "New Danish music across styles, cultures and frontiers." A multi-culti band with roots in many parts of the world, they build a sophisticated sound with a small band. The members are Eskil Romme (sax), Ditte Fromseier (violin, vocal), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitar, vocal), Andrzej Krejniuk (electric bass) and Ayi Solomon (percussion). This is the RootsWorld's Music of the Month selection for December, 2014. (This CD was donated by the band to help support the magazine and radio program.)

Dreamers' Circus - A Little Symphony
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr and Nikolaj Busk create new music in the hinterlands of Scandinavian fiddle tunes and European classical music. Since their debut EP Dreamers Circus they have had concerts with the Copenhagen Phil and The Danish String Quartet as well as Kristian Leth (front singer in the band The William Blakes) who says of the band "Their ambitious and youthful virtuosity is aced with that new connection, that old freshness." Cliff says: Highly recommended!

Trio Mio - Grevinden/Countess/Gräfin
The Trio Mio is back - now with new energy and one of the rising stars and most radiant lights in Scandinavian roots music today. Trio Mio is a band with its very own captivating style of energetic and elegant contemporary folk music - and with a twist of jazz and other genres. Kristine Heebøll, Violin and vocals; Peter Rosendal, Piano, wurlitzer, flugabone and vocals; Jens Ulvsand, bouzouki, guitar and guitar.

Habadekuk - Hopsadaddy
The idea of fusing a brass section to a folk group is hardly a new one - think New Orleans street bands, Balkan brass, Hazmat Modine's NY harmonica and tuba blues, Sweden's Filarfolket or British folk-brassers Bellowhead. But this is as fine an example as any of them, the Danish roots flowing naturally into not only a traditional dance band sound, but also into rock and jazz and R&B. Modern dance music from ancient roots? Their motto is "We blow you away." Indeed. Highly Recommended!

Basco and DR Big Band - Live at DR Byen
A 5 song EP by the Danish quartet of cittern, accordion, horns, vocals, accordion, fiddles and mandolins, joined by the Danish national radio's band. Live and wild.

Sula - Fastland
The music is from the whole north Atlantic area… reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, hopsas and powerful songs. Rod Sinclair (Scotland) sings and plays guitar and 5-string banjo. Eskil Romme (Denmark) plays accordion, saxophone and pipes. Erling Olsen (Denmark) is a fiddler in the traditional Nordic style.

Sula, with Andy Irvine - Over Seas
Eskil Romme, Rod Sinclair, Erling Olsen and their special guest Andy Irvine present 11 songs and tunes from Celtic and Scandinavian music traditions, blended to find their common historical background

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Risastova
The ensemble Yggdrasil embarks on its 25th year with an ensemble of musicians from Faroe isalnds and Estonia, and featuring Kari Sverrisson. They perform modern interpretations of traditional Faroese skjaldurs, ballads and hymns. There are also unusual compositions by Kristian Blak.

Afenginn - Retrograd
This unorthodox Danish small orchestra performs music that is high-energy, humorous and virtuoso bastard-ethno music: original folk music-based compositions containing odd meters, wildness, energy and catchy melodies, but also moments of meditation and melancholy. Thwre are hints of klezmer and other eastern European sounds, but the final mix is all their own

Various artists - Ehtoota!
Concert performances recorded in the Etno-Pojat theater in Finland (home of the World Mänkeri Orchestra), includes songs by American Cafe Orchestra, Pinnin Pojat, Tallari, Nikolai Blad, Heikki Laitinen and more.

Helene Blum - Linden Sol
Helene Blum, the Danish singer and fiddler is joined by the Harald Haugaard Ensemble (octave mandolin, fiddle, guitar, cello, Jew's harp, double bass, flugelhorn, and percussion) in a follow-up to her marvelous 2008 holiday recording, En Sød Og Liflig Klang. Liden Sol, (Little Sun) offers both traditional songs of the Yuletide, as well as a few original songs, all done with grace and musicianship.

V.Poulsens Kapel - Fanden er los
The 2005 release of Fanden er løs celebrates the 25th anniversary of this marvelous traditional ensemble of piano, fiddle, mundharpe and accordion. Simple, straightforward dance tunes from Denmark are the order of the day, with a side of Quebec and Cape Breton to keep it sprightly. Un-affected folk music for dancing and listening by the trio of Valdenar Poulsen (aka Jes Kroman), Vagn Poulsen (aka Sonnich Lydom) and Vera Poulsen (aka Malene Daniel Beck).

Uhrbrand-Lydom-Cahill - Spring, with Mats Vingin and Peter Rosendal
Originally formed as a trio in 1998. Peter Uhrbrand, Sonnich Lydom and Sèamus Cahill has now been joined by two outstanding jazz musicians Mads Vinding (bass) and Peter Rosendal (piano) in what can only be described as a rare meeting of musical genres, that of folk and jazz. In a sense Spring is not only a meeting of different musical styles, but also a meeting of the great traditions of Nordic and Celtic music. One of the band members is an Irishman now settled in Denmark and so it seemed natural that songs from the Irish tradition should also be included on this CD. ULC's choice of material blends beautifully together.

Tumult - Aldrig får jeg fred
The Third recording by the Danish folk-rock ensemble is by far the most broad in scope, and complete in execution. From hard rockers to folk ballads, their never miss a beat as they forge ahead.

Tumult - Kvaern
Kværn is the 2004 release by this Danish band known for their agressive mix of ancient ballads and tunes with contemporary energy and instrumentation.

Tumult - Wallegnav
A creative mix of curious, melodies, colourful harmonies, heavy, sweating rhythms, and inspiration from various musi-cal styles is how they define new Danish folk music. Tumult consists of four experienced musicians from Odense with each an individual musical background and experience; a hardcore folk-fiddler and singer, a popular rock guitarist, a hardcore retro bass player and a groovy rock drummer. It is the meeting of musicians with each their musical culture and background that gives rise to new possibilities and adventures. Prejudices are being reduced and the limits for what you can do with the music become fluid. Most of the group's repertoire are new compositions, but it also includes traditional material:, songs, ballads and tunes from Denmark, which are treated affection-ately in new interesting arrangements. Tumult started spreading in Odense in the autumn of1999 - we are looking forward to the release of their debut-cd in 2001.

Jørgen Dickmeiss, fiddle, vocal, bodhran / Thomas Kristofferse

Trio Mio - Pigeon Folk Pieces
The second effort by the Danish tro led by violinist Kristine Heeboll with Jens Ulvsand on bouzouki and guitar and Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion. A touch of the contemporary avant garde meets the deeply traditional folk in a recording that is .

Trio Mio - Stories around a holy goat
Trio Mio continue to explore their Danish/Swedish connection with Kristine Heebøll Violin, backing vocals - Nikolaj Busk Piano, accordion, harmonium, melodica, pumporgan backing vocals, and Jens Ulvsand, Flat back bouzouki, guitar, vocals. This is the third and best recording so far by this remarkable ensemble. Highly Recommended.

Kristine Heebøll - Trio Mio
A remarkable trio of Danish violinist Kristine Heeboll, Swedish guitarist and bouzouki player Jens Ulvsand (of the band Avada) and Danish pianist and accordionist Nikolaj Busk perform from but not in the tradition, using the roots to generate modern modes inspired by jazz and classical as much as folk. The results are both elegant and energetic.

Sussie Nielsen - Pigens Morgen
The Danish singer's 2006 release of Danish and Irish folk songs, accompanied by piano, bass, harp, violin, bouzuki, bagpies, etc.

Sussie Nielsen - Day is Dawning
The wonderful and warm Danish singer focuses on Celtic music and themes, but delivers them with a distinctively Nordic feeling. Accompanied by Helen Davies, Harp; Alan Colfer, Guitar; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Fiddle, tin whistle; Nikolaj Busk, Piano, piano accordion; Niklas Roswall, Nyckelharpa, moraharpa; Soma Allpass, Cello; Peter G. Sørensen, Fiddle and Bjarne Schmidt, Bouzouki.

Stine Michel - Frejas Viser
Singer Michel is joined by a fine band of Danish folk and modern musicians: Gustaf Ljungren: mandolin, clarinet, tenor guitar; Perry Stenbäck: guitar, nyckelharpa, dobro; Nikolaj Busk:keyboards, accordions, harmonium; Hal Parfitt-Murray: violin, cello, bratsch, mandola; Morten Lundsby:bass; Jesper Uno Kofoed: drums and percussion

Stine Michel - Natravn
The first recording by a fine Danish songwriter and vocalist, joned by an excellent band that includes a wide musical pallette of guitars, pedal steel, nyckelharpa, dobro, drums, percussion, bass, harmonium, Hammond organ, bozouki, flutes and more.

Harald Haugaard and Anders Mogensen - Spirits
Haugaard seeks new ground in this fusion of Danish folk music and jazz-rock sensibilities. Jazz percussion, guitar and bass by Anders Mogensen, Krister Jonsson and Jonas Westergård bring new ideas to the Danish folk dance tunes they grab and reinvent. It's aggressive but never distorted, and the power of Haugaard's fiddling is never overcome by the strength of Mogensen's drum kit.

Serras - Second Hand
This is the second recording by the Danish fusion-folk ensemble Serras, whose members span the Danish folk music scene as players in bands like Puls, Haugaard and Hoirup, Sorten Muld and many others.

Serras - Stand clear of the closing door - please
The third recording by this remarkable Danish folk-rock band. Produced by Morten Alfred Høirup and guest starring Magnus Stinnerbom and members of the traditional Daish folk group Lang Linken. Harald Haugaard - violin; Hans Mydtskov - saxophone; Sune Hånsbæk - guitar, Mads Riishede - bass, Sune Rahbek; drums, percussion.

Serras - Serras
Most of the members of Serras have their roots in styles of music other than traditional, but they all have a great interest in exploring, working with and expressing music emerging from their own culture. Harald Haugaard, the one in Serras most deeply involved with traditional Danish music, found a number of themes in old dusty music books from, among others, the clerk Rasmus Storm from the south Funen, the flautist Count Otto von Raben from Lolland and the Faeroese student of theology, Jens Christian Svabonius from Copenhagen. The band members have worked with many styles of music and still do. As a result, the music is characterised by this multitude of styles.

Kirstine Sand - Det dansende par
Debut CD by a fine young Danish fiddler, playing traditional Danish music witha lot of verve, joy and energy. The measure of respect she has already gathere din Demnark is evident in the list of guests who agreed to join her on this recording: Rasmus Zeeberg (guitar), Nikolaj Wamberg (double bass), Andreas Tophøj (violin), Charlotte Støjberg Scmidt (piano), Louise Støjberg (vocal), Kirstine Elise Pedersen (cello), Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (viola, violin).

Rannock - Rannock
Energetic polkas and atmospheric ballads hand-picked from the Danish repertoire as well as a few original compositions. Rannok delivers rustic and lively folk music, including everything from simple polka just like mamma played it to warm-hearted waltzes With a shared passion for traditional melodies, they offer a new take on their ancestors' music: contemporary interpretations interspersed with original tunes written with respect for the folk tradition. Traditional fiddler Michael Graubæk, and pianist Theis Juul Langlands (who plays a variety of musical styles and adds a modern approach to the traditional tunes) approach their music with an open mind to allow for lively, organic interplay.

Phonix - Udbrud
Danish folk rock, violin, accordion, clarinets

Phonix - Pigen and Drengen
This band has always been right on the verge if finding their voice, and with the production help of Morten Alfred Høirup they finally have! A strong reed sound and a much greater emphasis on vocals make this a super recording of Nordic roots.

Phonix - Live
The Danish folk-rock and jazz ensemble recorded live

Phonix - Folk
Danish folk-rockers present a studio album for 2007 where the unique sound of the quartet (accordion, bass clarinet, percussion and vocals) is in sharp focus, but with many guest artists adding color and depth. Phønix offers a very original and personal expression

Phonix - Collage
The Danish quartet returns from their 2004 tour with 13 songs recorded live in Brussels, Chicago, New York City, Bielefeld, Montréal, Toronto and several places in Denmark. Some new pieces, some Phønix favorites, all done with new energy by vocalist Karen Mose, accordionist Jesper Vinther Petersen, clarinet and bass clarinetist Anja Præst Mikkelsen and percussionist Jesper Falch.

Poul Lendal - Onskebarn
Poul Lendal has been at the center of the Danish folk music scene for 35 years and is often called The Godfather of Danish Folk. And yet it is 2005 and he is only now presenting his first solo recording, Ønskebarn, with 23 of his musician and singer friends joining him on 22 tracks.

Moving Cloud - Sweet Nyaa
w guest Donal Lunny on 11 of the 13 tracks

Morild - Dromte mig en drom
On Drømte mig en drøm Morild present Danish songs in new wrapping. In a blend of folk, jazz and modern grooves, the trio of musicians playing drums, bass, saxophone and keyboards (with guest fiddler Makiko Hirabayashi) interpret traditional songs - tales of faith, hope, love, life and death. This may be pretty smooth for the more 'folk' listener, but their mix of sharp instrumental skills and a fantastic lead singer, Anne Duehoim, help keep this recording from falling into a mainstream jazz trap.

Mette Kathrine - Ojeblikke
Øjeblikke is the Solo debut by the fine Danish accordionist from Kvasir.

Lunau - Når engle danser
Danish folk-rock and acoustic pop with a little edginess, played by Katrine Munk Rasmussen on cello, Peter Sund on acoustic guitar, dobro and harmonica and Trine Lunau on accordion and vocal.

Soren Krogh - Krogh synger Aakjær
Danish guitarist, singer and songwriter accompanied by a small ensemble of accordion, violins, mandolin, etc. The songs are based on the history and writings of 19th Century Danish agrarian and political rabble-rouser Jeppe Aakaer. His songs are much in the same spirit of his hero, poet Robert Burns, writing of country life and the comman worker with grit, melancholy and humor. (And FYI: the songs are all sung in Danish.)

Soren Korshoj - Naermest naesten nogen
The Danish singer and songwriter Søren Korshøj has released his solo album Nærmest næsten nøgen (Almost Naked) 12 songs composed by Søren Korshøj; guitar and vocals in Danish. Søren is also know as one of the members of the Danish folkband Instinkt.

Kasir - Reel Irish
Irish reels in Denmark

Kásir - Chilling on a Sunday
The Denmark-based trio plays bodhran, accordion, whistles, guitar, mandolin and vocals, joined on some tracks by piano, fiddle or bass, in a set of 11 mostly original tunes based on Irish tradition. Oisin Walsh - bodhrán and shaker; Rune Cygan Barslund - accordion and whistles; Aske Fuglsang Ruhe - guitar, vocals and mandolin

Kaetter Quartet - Den sidste schottish - Live
The Danish folk, jazz and rock ensemble recorded live at the Tarm Festival

Henrik Jansberg - Omnivor
The young Danish fiddler comes to 2007 with a full band and an insatiable appetite for new musical idea. Joined by his own tourning band of violin, viola, guitars, mandolins, banjo, drums, percussion, nyckelharpa, dobro and doublebass with guests Christopher Davis Maack on violin and Sonnich Lydom playing harmonica and diatonic accordion.

Henrik Jansberg - Signatur
This is the debut CD by the young Danish violin virtuoso, presenting both traditional and contemporary music with sensitivity and swing. Tracks are solo or lighly accompanied by some of Denmark's best young musicians on violins, bass, concertina, guitar and percussion.

Instinkt - Grum
Hard hitting folk-roots-and-rock from one of Denmark's hot young bands, grinding it out on fiddles, bass, drums, flutes, drejelire, bratch, jewsharp and more.

Morten Alfred Hoirup - Vingården
The Vineyard present six new melodies by Morten Alfred Høirup and three old ballads, played by folk-musicians from USA, Finland and Denmark. The very unusual and old Danish instruments used on many of the tracks give you a new version of this old European music as it might have sounded before it developed into what we today know as Danish traditional Folk music. Morten Alfred has created a name for himself throughout Scandinavia as a young rythm guitarist within a variety of genres: Danish, Celtic, American, French-Canadian and contemporary folk music.

Haugaard and Høirup - Duo for Violin and Guitar
The pleasure in such a recording is in the exchange of ideas evident in each tune, as two exellent musicians both share the spotlight and vie for centerstage.' - Dirty Linen

Kristine Heeboll - 10 Point
The Danish fiddler (of Trio Mio and Phonix) steps back to the front on her 2007 release of original tunes, backed by an impressive ensemble from around Scandinavia: Dan Gisen Malmquist (clarinet and bass clarinet), Peter Eget (harmonika), Ditte Fromseier (violin and bratsch), Andreas Tophøj (violin) and Cecillie Hyldgaard (cello). The sounds run from elegant to exhuberant, and Heebøll once again shows that she has what it takes to bring Danish folk music to the frontline of Nordic roots music.

Gunner Friis - Kalejdoskop
Gunner Friis is considered a pearl among pearls of Danish folk musicians, a fiddler who still regularly plays traditional music for dances around the country. Kaleidoscope presents a series of recordings, some solo, most with some of the musicians who hold him in high esteem. The CD was created as a gift to Gunner Friis on his 60th birthday in 2005.

Fenja Menja - Katten i Saekken
The affinity of the Celtic and Scandinavian musical traditions has frequently been demonstrated, not least by the transnational band Swåp. Danish quintet Fenja Menja also take up this theme on their second release, uneven not so much in musicianship as in aspiration. Is this band, named for twin ogresses of legend, a world-jazz act, a rock band, or new Scandinavian traditionalists?... Katten i Sækken" may leave you scratching your head a bit over placing its musical intent, but most of it will leave you in little doubt as to its success." - Jim Foley, RootsWorld

Fenja Menja - Fenja Menja
Contemporary, original folk rock, rising from the roots of Nordic mythology and mysticism, combined with the seductiveness of the folk tradition. Fenja Menja's music lures the listener with wondrous notes from the depths of the ancient woods, until, suddenly, the rude awakening by the singeing stench of brimstone from guileful farting trolls. The band: Katja Mikkelsen, fiddle, bagpipes, flutes, Kenneth Hermansen, electric guitar, vocal, Morten Lolk Rasch, piano, Johan Ahrenfeldt, electric bass, Søren Andersen, drums

Drones and Bellows/ Dragseth Duo - Hiimstoun
This Danish/German project presents tunes and songs from the border region, in 5 unique dialects/ languages, The bands, the Danish Drones and Bellows and the German Dragseth duo, both come from just north and south of the Danish/German border.

Drones and Bellows - The Dancing Dog
The Danish folk ensemble is joined by Scots musician Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band)

Fin Alfred - Sange fra min vandring
Songs from my Travels: 60 years of singing traditional Danish songs and ballads" is a wonderful presentation of classic folk songs from Denmark. In 2009 Fin Alfred is celebrating his 60th anniversary as a traditional singer by releasing his 20th album and by touring in Denmark with his son, guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup. They are accompanied on the CD by Anders Hofset (bass) and Claus Fossing (drums).

Carl Erik Lundgaard - To-rader på Dansk (Two Row Danish)
At the age of 14, Carl Erik Lundgaard started his professional career as a musician. 35 years later Carl Erik is still going strong, giving a special priority to his solo career on the diatonic accordion. Carl Erik´s repertoire consists of traditional Danish folkmusic from the last several centuries as well as originally composed contemporary folk music.

Fin Alfred - Handvoerkersange og Skoemteviser
Fin Alfred has been working with labor songs, old folk songs and the songs of the travelling people, since he was a young man in the years after the 2nd World War. On his travels he met and exchanged songs with craftspeople and travellers from all over Europe and the Nordic countries. With Claus Fossing (drums), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitar) and Anders Hofset (bass)

Abild - Methea
Methea (Mette Marie Jacobsen) was the daughter of a Danish businessman in the 1760s. For her 16th birthday, her father has a musician from odense make her a music book. Abild has taken the music from that book and recreated it for a modern folk quartet of violins, keyboards, accordions, mandolin, guitar and bratsch.

Anja Praest Mikkelsen - Hemmeligheden / The Secret
Clarinetist from Phonix, Anja Præst Mikkelsen, stands out front for the first time on her own recording, although she is joined by fellow band members and other great musicians form the new folk movement in Denmark: Sigurd Hockings' Nikolaj Busk, Jesper Vinther, Ditte Fromseier Mortensen, Andreas Tophøj, Jakob Holdensen, Peter Sejersen, Rikke Lundorff, Kirstine Elise Pedersen, Rasmus Henriksen, Jesper Falch and Jes Kroman.

Serras - Ø
The fourth Serras album is entitled "Ø" - the Danish word for island. The new CD was composed and recorded in the hall of an old hotel. The surroundings, the tranquility and a very relaxed mood have had a huge impact upon the music, far more subdued compared to earlier albums. But there is still music here with the powerful expression that has always been their trademark. The band is growing up, developing subtlty and grace along with power and energy. Sune Rahbek : Drums, Harald Haugaard : Fiddle, Sune Hånsbæk : Guitar, Mads Riishede : Bass, Hans Mydtskov : Saxophone, Torben Sminge : Sound engineer

Zenobia - Midnat
Zenobia is a Danish folktrio that plays well-known Danish folksongs and original compositions. With varied backgrounds in folk, jazz, popular song, Argentine tango, the trio of Louise Støjberg - vocal; Mette Kathrine Jensen - accordion; and Charlotte Støjberg - piano offer a unique and subtle new music.

Hal Parfitt-Murray and Nikolaj Busk - Hal and Nikolaj
14 tracks of decidedly "new folk" from Denmark, played by two great musicians on violin, viola, mandolin, five-string guitar, voice, feet, grand piano, harmonium and accordion

Trio THG - Tungen ud af vinduet
The trio of Andreas Tophoj on violin, Sigurd Hockings on guitar, and Michael Graubaek on violin stick their "Tongue Out of the Window" on this excellent new folk disc from Denmark.

Kefir Kvartet - Kefir
Unusual new music produced in a folk-rooted tradition, but a full out experiment in mixing unique new sounds with the old. Instruments include bouzouki (Greek and irish), guitar, percussion, violin, melodica, cittern and bass. Highly recommended for the adventurous ear.

Sonnich Lydom and Morten Alfred Hoirup - Svip Svap Svovlstikke
Lydom (1 and 2 row diatonic accordion, harmonica) and Høirup (guitar/vocals) are both veteran performers on the Danish folk scene. They have each traveled the world with their music, recorded a number of albums and received a combined 9 Danish Music Awards. The album is named for an old dance tune from the island of Fanø. Lydom culled much of the music on the album from old tune collections and from archives at the Danish Institute of Folklore, music that has never before been recorded or published. Also on the album are three original tunes by Høirup, and three Danish songs. They are joine by Danish klezmer queen Channe Nussbaum on vocals, American fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld, Finnish jews harpist Tapani Varis and Danish fiddler Peter Gorm Sørensen, amongst others.

Over Sundet - Over Sundet
The Danish folk quartet performs lyrical interpretations of Scandinavian traditional and original tunes. Over Sundet means "Across the Sound", the body of water separating Denmark from Sweden, and the name refers to the fact that much of the band's inspiration is drawn from Swedish folk sounds. The band's sound is focused on the raw power of traditional music, but weaves in classical and jazz elements. The members of the band have backgrounds in classical, folk and jazz. IT has been said: "Over Sundet represents a completely new approach to music in Denmark, and they have succeeded in transcending habitual musical thinking and traditional generic boundaries" The musicians are Siri Iversen: clarinet, bass clarine; Cecilie Strange: tenor and soprano sax; Lea Havelund: cello and Simon Busk: percussion.

Baltic Crossing - Baltic Crossing
Baltic Crossing use their strong affinity for old dance music and respect for each others traditions to bring a new youthful energy to the folk music of Europe. Wherever they meet, at least one has to cross the Baltic Sea. The ensemble is Kristian Bugge (DK) on violin; Antti Jarvela (FI) on acocustic bass, mandolin, banjo; Esko Jarvela (FI) on violin, viola; Andy May (UK) on Northumbrian and Uilleann pipes and piano and Ian Stephenson (UK) on guitar, melodeon.

Karl Skaarup with Kristian Bugge - Musiker/Musician
Traditional Danish folk music presented by an 85 year old master on the accordion, accompanied by fiddle

Carl Erik Lundgaard - Yderland
Danish diatonic accordionist joined by a wide ranging ensemble of tradtional and modern musicians including Harald Haugaard, Mads Riishede, Christoffer S. Møller and many others. Yderland consists of primarily new material from accordionist Carl Erik Lundgaard, arranged and produced in cooperation with bassist Mads Riishede. The music is expressive, and has stories to tell, both serious and humorous.

TrioTinus - Trio Tinus
Traditional Danish dance music inspired by the legendary dance band Æ'Tinusser. The trio is Carl Erik Lundgaard: cromatic accordion, mouth organ; Anders Ringgaard: trombone and Vagn Dahl Hansen: piano.

Fylgja - Strå
A quintet of three Danes and two Swedes with flutes, melodica, guitar, violin, bass, horns and percussion. The music combines tradition with modern rhythmic music and you can find elements of rock and jazz as well as avant-garde and different kinds of folk music.

Baltic Crossing - The Tune Machine
Baltic Crossing use their strong affinity for old dance music and respect for each others traditions to bring a new youthful energy to the folk music of Europe. Wherever they meet, at least one must cross the Baltic Sea. With award-winning members hailing from the UK, Finland and Denmark, Baltic Crossing bring you fiery Scandinavian fiddles, bubbling Northumbrian pipes and a driving guitar and double bass rhythm section. Baltic Crossing is Ian Stephenson, Andy May, Esko Järvelä, Antti Järvelä, and Kristian Bugge.

Alan Klitgaard - Regnens Harpe (The poetry of Halfdan Rasmussen and Ib Spang Olsens)
The Rain Harp' is not intended as songs but as poetry with the quite deliberate changes of rhythm and meter along the way that makes them alive and dynamic. Halfdan Rasmussen is not only a great poet, he is also an excellent craftsman. Musically these should be thought of as Danish, but that could very well be related to the songs and colors of Ireland, a theme or just an interval taken from the Irish musical tradition. Regnens Harpe is not folk music, and certainly not traditional music, but Alan has worked with the songs, as the traditional singer does: the song rather than the singer. Musicians are Rasmus Zeeberg (guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin), Palle Hjorth (piano, horgan), Steffan S. Sørensen (bas, violin), with many guests including Andy May, Dick Gaughan, Sonnich Lydom, Rosamelia Avila Andersen and many others.

Tumult - Den Bagvendte
Their fourth CD, in their usual great style, the band invites everybody to join them in a party and in a moment of reflection. Hip, Danish folk music from the musical underground, where diverse genres float naturally together. Tumult's contagious joy and dedication lead the way in a number of fresh songs. The band has also dusted off a couple of old folk songs, which are revived and breathe the characteristic twist of Tumult.

Habadekuk - Kaffepunch
The second recording by this dynamic Danish roots mini-big band follows up their epic Hopsadaddy rather brilliantly, with more great brass, strings and reeds, some new attitude and solid musicianship, as expected.

Dwight Lamb, Jensen and Bugge - Live in Denmark 2013 (Part Two)
Since their first CD in 2010 the fairytale with Dwight Lamb has continued and has taken trio trio far and wide. Jensen & Bugge went to Quebéc to play at a festival and at a restaurant in town Mette started talking to a Scottish accordion player. He started telling her a story that he had heard at a festival in California: two young Scandinavian musicians found an old forgotten treasure of a folk music repertoire out on the Midwest prairie.

Valfart - Pa vej
This Danish quartet plays in a Nordic style, but their influences are far ranging, with disparate roots in Scandinavia, North America, the Balkans and the Middle East. Using flute, vocal, violin, hardingfele, bouzuki, accordion, percussions, santur and joik, they create a new Nordic folk music.

Jens Ulvsand and Jullie Hjetland - Ulvsand and Hjetland
The Swedish Bouzouki player Jens Ulvsand and Danish/Norwegian singer Jullie Hjetland started playing together in 2008 in the successful group “KRYSS” and very quickly they found a partnership in there duo playing. They have a common flair for the Nordic sound and with a gentle touch of electronic elements, voice, bouzouki and other instruments, they create a wide spectre of atmosphere's and soundscape's. The duo have been playing several festivals/concerts and with there grounded knowledge of Nordic folk traditions and there own roots they put together traditional Scandinavian songs and traditional music with compositions of there own in a harmonic blend.

Anja Praest Trio - Resonans
A trio of talented Danish musicians, Anja Præst Mikkelsen (clarinets), Jesper Vinther (accordion) and Peter Marquard Sejersen (double bass) join up for an interesting journey through Danish tradition via Anja's original compositions.

Basco - Big Basco
The quartet from Denmark, comprised of musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Scotland, comes back, with a horn section and a bracing new sound. Here's what they have to say for themselves: "Big Basco is a melting pot of wood and brass, with tasty and powerful music well suited to any audience. At the heart of this new constellation is the Danish quartet Basco, known for their insistent energy and fine compositions. Basco have now pulled three wonderful horn players out of their hats, three lovely and conveniently compressible veterans who, when not playing mighty folk, are known for their work with Denmark's Radio Big band, Swedish/Danish world music phenomenon Tummel and the Odense Symphony Orchestra. Folk, Jazz and Classical music, all stirred in together in a magical mess, with Basco's beautiful tunes and songs at its centre."

Svestar - Svestar
This trio of Danish musicians will grab your attention and your heart in the first few bars. Really, try it. Svestar is Anne Roed Refshauge, vocals; Marie Sønderby, piano; and Kirstine Sand, fiddle. They play old Danish folk songs and ballads (viser) along with their own new material, about love and - more often the case - unrequited love. All three musicians studied at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Denmark and have backgrounds in both classical and traditional music. The mix of backgrounds gives a new and exciting angle to the old folk songs. Svestar is an old Nordic word for "Sister." Guest musicians: Torben Sminge on flugelhorn; Kirstine Elise Pedersen on cello.

Himmerland - New Roots Music from Denmark
Himmerland performs new Danish music composed by the five musicians of the band. These are some of the most experienced and traveling musicians from Denmark, all specialized in different genres like folk, world and jazz. All of the musicians are well-known in the Danish roots scene and play with some of the countries most respected groups including Haugaard and Høirup, Habbadam, Fiolministeriet, Afenginn, New Jungle Orchestra and Kryss. The muscians are Morten A Høirup (Guitar and Vocal), Ditte Fromseier Hockings (Violin and Vocal), Ayi Solomon ( Percussion), Andrzej Krejniuk ( Bas ), Eskil Romme (Sax)

Fiolministeriet - Fiolministeriet
This Danish 'ministry of fiddles' has a strong, vibrant sound. Cello, violins and viola offer a classical structure, but the tunes are traditional and trad/arr, and full of life and energy. Ditte Fromseier, Kirstine Elise Pedersen and Kirstine Sand play pieces that range from simple elegance to thundering passion, echoing modern energies one moment and and baroque elegance the next. Listen!

Spaelimenninir - Umafter
Faroese folk and dance music ensemble

Spaelimenninir - Rekavidur / Hinvegin
Faroese folk and dance music ensemble. Two classic recordings (1984 and 1986) of Danish, American and Faroese music on one CD

Spaelimenninir - Malargrot
The 2003 release of this Faroese folk legend brings more of their folk-rooted yet innovative spirit to life.

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Ravnating (Konsert)

Klakki - Lemon River
Jazz and folk influenced pop music from Faroe Islands

Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - Yggdrasil (Tree of Life)
Faoroese composer and musician Kristian Blak with the Nordic ensemble Yggdrasil and Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir.

Eskil Romme - Himmerlandsmelodier
The Danish saxophone and accordion player, Eskil Romme, is a man of relatively few words, but a lot of idealism. He performs a mix of traditional and contemporary Nordic and Celtic music,a nd with his wife, he also runs an organic farm, so he knows a bit about 'roots.'. The CD features accordion player Karen Tweed (UK), the piano player Peter Rosendal (DK) and the violinist Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (DK). He is also joined by guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup, who says of Romme, "if you have a listen to the music, I am sure that you'll agree that this is a beautiful and truely original piece of work, one of the kind that stays in your head and makes you wonder."

Afenginn - Reptilica Polaris
the band says: "In the dark uniform western hemisphere, where rationality and stress seems to be the new religion, a small distant light is now appearing. Deeply rooted in the faith and tradition of sincere musical virtuosity and sheer madness, the new release from the acrobatic Danish deviates Afenginn, must challenge the stagnate state of every part-time depressed citizen of modern society. In a challenging unpretentious head-on collision with the conformity of well polished musical mainstream, this one-of-a-kind polyethnic contrastic Balkan-Scandinavian music blend will make every honest delirium-connoisseur go into ruptures. The music is best defined as Bela Bartok drinking schnappses of melancholic nordic klezmer with Mike Patton." 'Nuff said.

Afenginn - Akrobakkus
fRoots says: 'Denmark's favorite madmen (the closest analogy as far as bizarre humor goes is 3 Mustaphas 3) are back with more of what's become their stock-in-trade: Balkan-influenced original music that veers from the bizarre to the sublime. The music, by mandolin player Kim Nyberg, is delightfully complex and full, bringing in not only the five-piece band but a number of guests here and there. The musicianship is wonderful throughout (just listen to clarinetist Rasmus Krøyer wail, or the solos from bassist Andrzej krejniuk) and the sense of strange fun is as palpable as on their previous discs (you have to love a band that lists "trash" among their instruments). The liner notes are as interesting and amusing as the music and that's saying a lot. They've developed into a worldclass eccentric group, even though there's little of Denmark in their sound (okay, absolutely nothing). Take them for what they are, which is wonderful, and enjoy. Pure madness'

Harald Haugaard - Burning Fields
The Danish fiddler returns with a dynamic new recording that skirts and flirts with and ultimately shatters all the boundaries. Folk music, rock, jazz, baroque, classical and pure noise all collide on 7 songs and a long "Burning Fields Suite."

Helene Blum - En gang og altid
The Danish singer, songwriter and guitarist is joined by a number of musicians on fiddles, mandolin, whistle, fiddle, bass, duduk, and more.

Svøbsk - Sig Mig
Svøbsk are the Danish duo of Jørgen Dickmeiss (violin, guitar, vocal) and Maren Hallberg Larsen (accordion). They are well known in Denmark as soloists and as members of Tumult and Stafivia. The name comes from a traditional dance popular in Denmark and many parts of Western Europe. The sound is sometimes rough and rugged, sometimes elegant and flowing, and it is played with spirit and skill. Recommended.

Instinkt - Hur
New-folk music ensemble from Denmark edges towards rock without ever crossing the line into pure pop. Heavy on the fiddles, with a generous supply of hurdy-gurdy, flutes, and viola, and backed up with a rock-solid rhythm section, this is primarily an instrumental recording, supported by the occasional fine vocal.

Haugaard and Hoirup - Om Sommeren
The third studio recording by the Danish duo is every bit as wonderful as the previous ones. Harald Haugaard's fiddle playing just gets better and Morten Alfred Høirup's guitar work is, as always, superb. The bonus on this release: Morton sings on a few tracks, his husky, heartfelt vocals adding another fine touch to the duo's work.

Helene Blum - En Sød Og Liflig Klang
Folk and modern interpretations of Jule music old and new by the Danish singer, accompanied by Harald Haugaard (who also produced the recordings), with Ditte Fromseier, Harald Haugaard, Kirstine Elise Pedersen, lea Havelund, Mikkel Bøggild, Sune Hånsbæk, Torben Sminge, Hans Mydtskov, Karen Mose, Jullie Hjetland, Kristian Stærke on violins, cello, guitar and vocals. One of the best Christmas recordings I have heard in a while. Highly recommended.

Baltic Crossing - Firetour
Baltic Crossing plays a collection of folk music from the Danish Islands, Lolland and Falster. The 5 musicians from Finland, Denmark and UK - Esko Järvelä , Antti Järvelä, Andy May, Ian Stephenson Kristian Bugge - play a collection of folk music from the Danish Islands, Lolland and Falster. There is music from 18th century manuscripts of Bast, Ålholm and Reventlow and music from various 19th century collections like those of the Adrian family (Hillestrup, Falster), Niels Christian Andreasen (Sandby, Western Lolland), and Hans Hansen (Toreby, Eastern Lolland). And last but not least, the CD includes a new composition, a polska tune by Frede Nielsen from Flintinge, Lolland. Through local folk musicians Højreby Spillemandslaug a collaboration was quickly established with Kristian Bugge (graduate of the folk music department at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense and music teacher at the local music school on Lolland) and the band Baltic Crossing. Text and info in Danish and English

Fjarin - Mixtur
Fjärin is a trio of two Danish musicians - Søren Stensby (violin) and Kasper Ejlerskov Leonhardt (guitar) - and Swedish/Estonian bass player Johannes Vaht. On their second album they also feature three additional musicians - on accordion and flute Rune Cygan Barslund, who plays in the band Kasír; on the piano it is Oscar Johansson, who plays jazz in Copenhagen; and the Norwegian singer Mia Marlen Berg, who last year won a Danish Music Award with the group IKI for best vocal jazz release 2011. All the compositions on this album are new material . Fjärin believes that folk music has not stagnated, but can and will renew itself and be mixed with other genres. Violist Stensby explains the title of the album: "'The album is a mixture of all the music which has inspired us though the years." Fjärin belong to the new generation of folk musicians, searching their individual musical roots, to create a musical expression that gathers music traditions of Sweden, Denmark and Estonia, but also keep themselves open to improvisation and new thinking.

Zenobia - I Vintermorkets Hal
The Danish trio calls I Vintermørkets Hal an album "for all winters - from all our winters. From the magically Christmassy ones when we were little girls, over those shrouded in picturesque snow to those rainy and stormy ones." On voice, piano and accordion (with many guests adding all sorts of other instruments), Zenobia offer spritely dances, sad stories and joyous celebrations of the winter's cold pleasures. Sometimes rustic, sometimes elegant, the music speaks of winter in any language and any country.

Habbadam - Still Young
The Danish trio of Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (fiddle), Hanna Wiskari (saxophones) and Sigurd Hockings (guitar) maybe be thirty-somethings now, but they are as fresh as ever in this interpretive folk music recording. True folk roots and an adventurous spirt assure their youthful verve as they play and sing their way through 13 wonderful songs.

Tradish - Roots and Shoots
Their eclectic approach to Irish music has sent them across Europe touring in recent years. "Roots and Shoots" consists of traditional and new compositions that draw on the energy that flows from the roots of Irish music. It starts with a crazy trip through Galway, and ends up going out to wherever Irish music is loved and nurtured. As part of a living tradition, Tradish are interested in exploring ways to connect the old and the new, the past and the present, respecting the roots yet keeping the music fresh and alive. Every member of Tradish has spent the best part of their lives playing everything from small pub sessions to concert and festival performances, giving Tradish the ability to not only satisfy the hardcore trad. crowd, but also to reach out to a wider audience who might not otherwise listen to traditional music. John Pilkington: vocals, guitar, bouzouki, stepping; Louise Ring Vangsgaard: fiddle, viola, vocals; Brian Woetmann: bodhrán, percussion, vocals, stepping

Over Sundet - Masquerade
This Danish quartet finds inspirationin Nordic folk music but also leaves space for jazz, music from the Balkans and the Middle East and more. Over Sundet is composing and arranging subtle melodies for saxophone, clarinet, cello and percussion. Folk music, jazz, world, and classical music are weaved together, creating an airy and lyrical universe, where the dusty tune books have been replaced by brand new compositions. The music is centred around traditional folk styles but with a new and modern sound to it. A sound that is created partly by the uncommon instruments such as cello, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and various exotic percussion instruments from all over the world and partly from inspiration from other genres as well as the musicians playful abilities to think out of the box.

Johanna-Adele Jüssi - Kiilid
"Kiilid" (Dragonflies) features the music of the violinist Johanna-Adele Jüssi, accompanied by Jo Einar Jansen (Norway), Sven Midgren (Sweden), Nicolaj Wamberg (Denmark) and Jalmar Vabarna (Estonia). Produced and recorded by Antti Järvela (Finland), the music is inspired by Estonian islands, Järvamaa and Denmark, her travels, the people she met on her way, and the marks they left, the truths that stuck to her. The song that shares the name of the album, "Kiilid", tells the story of dragonflies with dark blue wings, who fly above water bathed in the sun and remind us to be careful with what we wish for. Musicians: Johanna-Adele Jüssi - violin Jalmar Vabarna - acoustic guitar; Jo Einar Jansen - violin; Sven Midgren - violin; Taavet Niller - bass.

Zenobia - Fra Fynske Kyster - Zenobia spiller Carl Nielsen
Zenobia is a Danish folk trio, that plays both well known Danish folk songs and modern compositions. The music embraces elements of folk, jazz and tango. For their 2013 release, the trio interprets a wide range of songs from the famous Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

Trias - Trias
A swinging new Danish folk quartet. They play raw folk music and modern swing jazz, all with a Danish outlook. Christopher Thorhauge - Violin, viola; Jonas Kongsted - Violin, viola; Rasmus Nielsen - Violin, piano; Søren Østergaard - Bass

Impuls Trio - Bugge, Vinther and Bæk
Although all three are well established in other groups and as soloists, this is the first recording by the Danish trio of Kristian Bugge (violin), Jesper Vinther (accordion) and John Bæk (guitar, mandolin and vocals). They present a mix of tunes from old manuscripts, popular Danish folk dances and some original compositions. Listen

Jensen and Bugge - Hav og Land
Subtitled '10 år med dansk traditionel musik.' Mette Kathrine Jensen (accordion) and Kristian Bugge (violin) celebtrate their 10th year as a duo, joined by Morten Alfred Høirup on guitar and vocals, Bjarke Kolerus on clarinet and Thomas Hedegaard on bass. Exhuberant might be the best word for it all.

Elof and Wamberg - 12 'Ornli' syge tracks for'ukulele og kontrabas!
Danish music, jazz and more for upright bass (and occasional violin) and ukelele. That's it. Simple, musical fun by two great musicians.

Dwight Lamb, Jensen and Bugge - Live in Denmark 2010
American one-row accordionist Lamb and Danish duo Mette Kathrine (five-rowed accordion) and Kristian Bugge (fiddle) present more than 100 years of their musical and family history - from Vendsyssel DK to the Northern USA and back again. They are joined on some tracks by Vagn Dahl Hansen (piano) and Karl Skaarup (five-rowed accordion) in a wonderful set of live tunes from the tradition.

Hal Parfitt-Murray and Nikolaj Busk - Music from the edge of the world
Hal Parfitt-Murray plays violin, viola, cello, oud, foot tapping, vocals, mandolin and mandola; Nikolaj Busk plays piano, harmonium, indian harmonium, accordion, foot tapping, Wurlitzer, synthesizer, melotron, musicbox, glockenspiel, toy piano, melodica and vocals. orogomal ideas, original performances by two of Denmark's best.

Karen Mose - Vingefang
Mose (a member of the Danish roots-rock band Phonix) offers both new and traditional songs on this fine contemporary folk recrding. Chris Nickson writes in his DanskMusic blog, "there's ample imagination going on here and some absolutely stellar performances, not least from Mose herself… Mose's voice [is] a superbly sensitive instrument... [songs that] have a lush, floating quality." For me, I find it genre bending at its best.

Trio Mio - Love and Cigars
The 2011 release by this now well-established ensemble solidifies their standing as one of the true 'new routes' travelers of Denmark. Kristine Heebøll (violin and vocals), Nikolaj Busk (piano, accordion, harmonium) and Jens Ulvsand (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) have put together another strong set of contemporary roots recordings, both elegant and gritty.

Nomas - Flow
Six musicians from Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden join forces for a new-folk revival - old traditions andnew compositions. Their sound has influences from all the Nordic folk music traditions, jazz, pop, rock and classical music, and not least the musicians' strong personal styles. The artists are Vidar Skrede, Carl Nyqvist, Pauliina Pajala, Christian Stærke, Olli Kari and Michael Graubæk.

Braten-Berg, Mazur and Willemark - Stemmenes skygge
Norwegian Kirsten Bråten Berg (vocals, jew's harp), Sweden's Lena Willemark (vocals, violin, viola), and Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur join together for is going to be one of the great Nordic recordings of 2005. 'Voices' Shadow' is a pure trio recording, unadorned and yet ornate in structure, deeply rooted in tradition and yet almost avant garde in performance, and a total joy to listen to.

Ae Tinuser - Gammeldans and Knagstykker
A 2 CD set of traditional music from Denmark. Gammeldans and Knågstykker present traditional dance music from Western Jutland, played by three old musicians - Hans Nielsen (1906-95), fiddle, Karl Nielsen (1911-83), piano, and Ejnar Nielsen (1911- 83), drums and trombone. Together they were known as Æ Tinuser, 'The Tinus Brothers.' Their mixture of traditional tunes and standard popular dance music made them very popular up to the mid-60's. By the 1970's and 80's they were experiencing a revival, due to the overall revival of traditional popular music. 'Gammeldans' was recorded in 1978-79. 'Knågstykker' was recorded in 1965 and 1969.

Maja and David - Nord
Maja Kjær Jacobsen (Denmark) and David Boulanger (Québec) are folk musicians, each a specialist in the traditional music and singing of the songs of their respectable cultures. They combine the traditions, only with Maja on the fiddle, Hardanger Fiddle and voice, and David's fiddles, voice and feet on the tapping board to make the sound-scape, playing both new compositions and the traditional tunes in the style of Québec and Denmark.

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