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Bastard Kvintet (DK)

Friday 24 of August: Klubscenen: 00:30
Music Programme 2018

Saturday 25 of August: Klubscenen: 23:45
Music Programme 2018

Bastard Kvintet is one of Denmark’s finest traditional dance bands, and numbers some of the most experienced musicians on the folk music scene. At this year’s Tønder Festival, the quintet will focus on the music of Denmark’s great fiddler, the late Ewald Thomsen. Both Friday and Saturday nights will see midnight dances featuring Ewald’s repertoire and his dynamism. For this occasion, the band are bringing an experienced caller, who will keep everyone right on the dance floor. Bastard Kvintet is: Jes Kroman, violin, who has played with Ewald Thomsen, has 45 years of service on the Danish folk music scene. In 2018, Jes Kroman won the Folk Tradition Prize at DMA Folk, and in 2015 he was appointed National Folk Musician; Michael Graubæk, violin, also appointed National Folk Musician in 2015; Jesper Vinther, accordion, known from the famous band Phønix; Theis Langlands, piano, originally studied jazz piano, but now plays mainly folk music; Peter Sejersen, double bass, active in many contexts on the Danish folk scene for many years; and Désirée Graubæk, one of Denmark’s leading dance callers.

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