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The Danish trio of Lydom, Bugge & Høirup will entertain in the Pacific Northwest in January 2016. (Photo courtesy of LBH)
The Danish trio of Lydom, Bugge & Høirup will entertain in the Pacific Northwest in January 2016. (Photo courtesy of LBH)

Danish Trio Lydom, Bugge & Høirup on January 2016 Tour in the Pacific Northwest


January 11, 2016

What happens when three of the best trad musicians in Denmark bring the rollicking dance tunes of Danish kitchen parties to the USA? Magic.

Lydom, Bugge & Høirup bring out the timelessness of Danish folk, showing the centuries of vibrant culture that live within the bellows of the diatonic accordion and the steel of each vibrating string, while infusing it with their own original tunes and embellishments. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsa, as well as the exotic Sønderhoning dance tunes from the famous island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country.

Between the three of them, Sonnich Lydom, Kristian Bugge & Morten Alfred Høirup have garnished over ten Danish Music Awards (the Danish Grammy), and each of them have been involved in seminal bands like Baltic Crossing, Habadekuk, Haugaard & Hoirup, Jensen & Bugge, and more. In the summer of 2015, the trio recorded their first album, Gangspil, which they released at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA. Gangspil is a sparkling collaboration, showcasing their homage to tradition, as well as their deeply original and innovative sense of composition.

Sonnich Lydom (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 Denmark. Sonnich holds a special place in his heart for the music from the Western Island of Fanø, where his family is deeply rooted. Sonnich is perhaps best known for his work with the ULC trio and later quintet, who received the Danish Music Award (Danish “Grammy”) in the category “Folk Album of the year” in 2001 and 2004.

Kristian Bugge (fiddle) specializes in the Danish folk music tradition. He is very active in the Danish and Scandinavian folk music scenes 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!” More info: http://www.kristianbugge.com

Morten Alfred Høirup (guitar, vocal) is well known and respected in the Danish and international roots and folk music scene as an innovative and deeply original guitar player, singer, and composer. Through the years, Morten Alfred has recorded a number of albums with Danish and international bands and artists, and he has received eight Danish Music Awards (Danish “Grammy”), most of them for playing in the Danish duo Haugaard & Høirup! For his engagement in the roots and folk music scene during the years, Morten recieved a Danish Music Award (Danish “Grammy”) in the category “Awards of Honor” in 2012. More info: http://www.mortenalfred.com

January 2016 Tour Dates (please see http://www.trad.dk for updates)

Thur Jan 14 SEATTLE Lake City Contra Dance http://www.seattledance.org/contra/lakecity

Fri Jan 15 VANCOUVER Rogue Folk Club http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca

Sat Jan 16 CHILLIWACK 8:00 pm Bozzini’s Restaurant http://www.bozzinisrestaurant.com

Sun Jan 17 BELLINGHAM 2:00 pm Nancy’s Farm http://www.nancysfarm.com

Mon Jan 18 POULSBO, Sons of Norway http://www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com

Tue Jan 19 Nordic Roots and Branches radio show from Everett, 7-8:30 pm Pacific Standard Time KSER 90.7 FM & streaming worldwide via http://www.kser.org

Thur Jan 21 OLYMPIA, 6 – 8 pm Café Love http://www.facebook.com/cafeloveoly

Fri Jan 22 Tossed Salad radio show from Port Townsend 2:30 – 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time KPTZ 91.9 FM & streaming worldwide via http://www.kptz.org

Fri Jan 22 PORT TOWNSEND Quimper Grange, http://www.quimpergrange.com

Sat Jan 23 SEATTLE workshops, concert, dance! Seattle Folklore Society & Skandia Folkdance Society http://www.seafolklore.org or http://www.skandia-folkdance.org

Sun Jan 24 TACOMA 2:00 pm Scandinavian Cultural Center, PLU http://www.plu.edu/scancenter

Mon Jan 25 PORTLAND 7:30 pm Abbie Weisenbloom Productions http://www.froggie.com

FOR INFORMATION OR TO CONTACT LYDOM, BUGGE & HØIRUP, please contact Devon Leger at HearthPR devon@hearthmusic.com 206-557-4447 Cell: 206-227-7622

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