3 Fiddlers 3 Traditions about to start this year’s Denmark tour!

21 Nov

We are three fiddlers from three very different backgrounds – Danish, American, and Native American – who love to play together. Jamie’s Métis tradition, evolved from the melding of French Canadian, Irish and Native American music, has a Celtic flavor with a hint of Native American drumming. Kristian’s Danish tradition combines bright Nordic melodies with a powerful rhythm and lively fiddle seconding. Ruthie’s American style is syncopated and a bit bluesy. We like to show how each culture brings its own voice to the fiddle. But sometimes we just combine our styles and see what happens! We hope that you will enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoy playing it.
See the full tour schedule under upcoming gigs!


Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpQzzA2rBdM

New podcast series: Spillefolkenes Hemmeligheder

11 Nov

How exciting with this new project, a pleasure to be part of it, thank you for the interest and the good initiative, Morten Alfred Høirup: SPILLEFOLKENES HEMMELIGHEDER – EN REJSE I DANSK FOLKEMUSIK!

“In the brand new podcast series, Spillefolkenes Hemmeligheder we speak with some of the most distinctive personalities in the Danish folk music scene right now. We ask them about the core of their work and together we show some of their deepest secrets.”

The first 6 series have just been published, enjoy! Listen here: www.radiofolk.dk/spillefolkenes-hemmeligheder/?hp=5024

Photo: Hanna Bark

– sorry, my non-Danish speaking friends, this new podcast series is only in Danish. But if you want to explore the site www.radiofolk.dk, you will find programs in English as well as the ones in Danish.

New collaboration: Scandinavian String Alliance

4 Jul

During June 4-6th we were 5 musicians gathered at Kongegaarden in Korsør to launch a new project that we hope to bring out on the road in the summer of 2019.

Listen to the first tastes, filmed by www.christian-albertsen.dk on the link here: https://youtu.be/2hLXQSLs0cg

SCANDINAVIAN STRING ALLIANCE is (from the left): Maja Kjær Jacobsen (DK), Kristian Bugge (DK), Anna Lindblad (S), Morten Alfred Høirup (DK) & Elise Wessel Hildrum (N). Photo: Henrik Jansberg. See more here: www.scandinavianstringalliance.com

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

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!





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