Sara Grabow and Mia Guldhammer present extracts of some of Denmark’s oldest songs. The oral lore has gone through centuries and has found its way to a modern and poetic expression in the two female voices; Grabow’s light vocal and Guldhammer’s dark. The stories of the past will contribute with an intense and rooted wisdom that seems both significant and welcomed in our age. The vocals are accompanied by Grabow’s acoustic guitar and Guldhammer’s dulcimer, and the arrangements send their regards to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Trille.
An export drive for seven Scandinavian bands and soloists starts on 26 and 27 August during this year’s Tønder Festival. Since 2012, Folk Spot Danmark has presented Danish folk/roots bands aiming for a wider audience, both nationally but in particular internationally. The drive is organised jointly by SPOT Festival and Tønder Festival, the ambition being to give a lift to Danish folk/roots-music at home and abroad. The SPOT Festival has years of experience exporting Danish music, while Tønder Festival’s expertise lies in the folk and roots genre. Once again this year, eight Nordic folk/roots groups have been chosen by the international jury.