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Folkekons (DK)

Thursday 23 of August: Klubscenen: 22:00
Music Programme 2018

Friday 24 of August: Open Air: 11:15
Music Programme 2018

Folk music is alive and well in Denmark, not least thanks to the folk music department of the South Denmark Academy of Music and Drama in Esbjerg – better known locally as FolkeKons. Like last year, the Tønder Festival audience will be treated to a convincing demonstration of the spectrum of talent involved when 15 graduates of the course take the stage. 2018 marks the twentieth year of the folk music course, the only one of its kind in the country and a vital contribution to Danish folk music life. In all, around 100 students have matriculated. Celebrating Folkekons’ 20th anniversary is also a celebration of all of folk music. A review of the current state of affairs for folk music in Denmark shows clearly the role played by FolkeKons graduates as catalysts and role models. And don’t forget the Danish musicians making a name for themselves abroad.

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