Danish Music Award Folk 2017 – the nominations are now announced!

2 Mar

While on tour along the US west coast the exciting news from the Danish Music Award Folk 2017 back home have reached us and there is already something to celebrate! I’m very excited to find my name on the list of nominations fro Folk Musician of the Year along with a number of great colleagues. As if that wasn’t crazy enough, further down is our Habadekuk album “Mollevit” nominated as Folk Album of the Year and our duo Jensen & Bugge is nominated for the Tradition Award of the Year!!! – read more here!

It is sure gonna be exciting to return home next week, help us with keeping all fingers crossed!!! But first we have three more Gangspil gigs to be played 🙂

New video clips with Danmarks Riggspillemænd are now online!

11 Feb

With the support from the Danish Arts Foundation, 32 videos are now available online!
15 Danish “Rigspillemænd” (National Folk Musicians) are playing and talking about their music (only in Danish though.) Great documentation of Danish traditional music and its diversity!

Among the tunes I played when the video team was visiting my home, this Rask Kontra was selected and on the link here I tell a little about my music 🙂

All the new videos can be viewed under the Se og hør button on this web site: www.rigsspillemand.dk

New trio website is in the air!

27 Dec

Ladies and gentlemen! With great pleasure in the middle of the darkest part of the year we can now present this new trio website: www.dktrio.dk
The trio is: JENSEN, BUGGE & HØIRUP

At the same time we’ve also uploaded our first live video with sound and pictures from last summer’s great Musik Over Præstø Fjord Festival, watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKA8RxtvcaQ

Warm welcome and VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dwight Lamb’s Danish Tunes

20 Nov

It is finally here!!! The tune book Dwight Lamb’s Danish Tunes, with the collected tunes that his grandfather, Chris Jerup, brought along from Vendsyssel in Northern Denmark and all the way to Iowa, USA in 1893. It is released and now available for everybody through the great publisher Edition Svitzer in Copenhagen who publish and distributes high quality sheet music world wide. The tune book includes 40+ tunes with texts in English and Danish and many great new and old pictures.

The tune book can be ordered via this link: http://editionsvitzer.com/catalog/3h54i2dayb/c-23/p-1481 and will be mailed to allover the world!

 

 

 

 

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2017 has been quite an amazing year for Dwight. On his 83rd birthday he was celebrated as
Dansk Rigsspillemand (National folk musician of Denmark) at a big celebration concert held at the Danish Parliament building on May 16th, see www.rigsspillemand.dk (only text in Danish.)

In September yet a chapter was added to the great story, when Dwight was honored in Washington, DC by the National Endowments of the Arts www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8icQf4p-BA&feature=youtu.be
See also: https://www.facebook.com/NationalEndowmentfortheArts/posts/10155765775954485
And https://www.arts.gov

It is the biggest award you can receive as a folk musician in the USA! – take a look at the list of who else received it over the years, and read a bit more about it further down on this page as well 😉

The new Habadekuk CD, “Mollevit” is here!!!

18 Jul

We’re very excited to share these news with you: our third album “Mollevit” has arrived from the print!
– and the first tiny tastes are online on Soundcloud!!! You can order your own copy via our record company, Go Danish Folk Music and you can of course find it online too and even better get a signed copy when you meet us at our concerts!

Please enjoy and share the glad news, happy habade-summer-days!!!

Dwight Lamb receives a big American folk music award!

21 Jun

In mid-May we were on tour through Denmark and Northern Germany with our good friend Dwight Lamb from Onawa, Iowa. Between the concerts we celebrated Dwight’s 83th birthday at Hofteatret at Christiansborg (the Danish Parliament building in central Copenhagen) on May 16th, where he received the highest honor, the Rigs Fiddler (Silver Coat) Award (rigsspillemandsmærket i sølv) along with a number of good folk musician colleagues. A real festive party night!

But the celebrations should not stop there! Tuesday June 20 2017 it has been announced that he now also receives the hugely prestigious Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship in his home country. It is the highest prize awarded to “Master Folk and Traditional Artists” in the United States.

Read more here:

Here’s a little recording with some great rocking tunes by Dwight, a clip I only recently discovered on youtube: www.youtube.com
And here a new recording from May 2017 when we played together in Flensburg, Germany during the folkBALTICA festival: www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de

Two Danish Music Awards 2016!!!

28 Nov

Nominated for the Danish Music Awards!

13 Nov

The nominations for the Danish Folk Music Awards have been released and in my trio “Gangspil” we’ve been nominated no less than four times between us, very exciting!!!
The trio is nominated in the category “the tradition award” and we’re all three each nominated as “Musician of the Year / Instrumentalist”! In this category, Sonnich Lydom, Morten Alfred Høirup and me (the trio) make up three out of the five nominees, pretty wild!
Help us keep your fingers crossed until November 26th 8.00pm when the big award celebration is held in Tønder

See all the details here: www.folkdanmark.dk/?p=1296 (in Danish only..)
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New Website!

9 Jun

This website is under construction – and will be ready soon. So stay tuned 🙂