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Burning Fields - Harald Haugaard
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."
Spirits - Harald Haugaard and Anders Mogensen
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.
Rejsedage/Travelling (CD/DVD) - Haugaard and Hoirup
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)
Gaestebud/Feast - Haugaard and Hoirup
Any time violinist Harald Haugaard and guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup get together is an event. Their 2005 release Gæstebud is no exception. The intuitive timing of musical brothers, the impeccable musicianship, the brilliant choice of material are all evident in this, their 4th recording together. This time out they have invited along 'a few' friends to the party: Tapani Varis, Karen Tweed, Ruthie Dornfeld, Eileen Ivers, Hans Jørgen Christensen, Niall Keegan, Carl Erik Lundgaard, Karen Mose, Helene Blum, Sofia Karlsson, Channe Nussbaum, Helen Davies, Ale Möller, Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and the folks from Le Vent du Nord: Benoit Bourque, Olivier Demers, Simon Beaudry and Nicolas Boulerice. Not a bad guest list!
Om Sommeren - Haugaard and Hoirup
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.
Duo for Violin and Guitar - Haugaard and Høirup
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
Second Hand - Serras
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.
Stand clear of the closing door - please - Serras
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.
Ø - Serras
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
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