Folk Spot: Jørgensen & Sørensen

When speaking of Danish folk, there’s no getting around the legendary musician Steffan Søgaard Sørensen, who’s backed by ragtime pianist Kristian Jørgensen, known from – as you can easily hear in their music – the Danish jazz and blues stage. The duo first met in 1998, and they have been playing together to traditional Danish folk dancing ever since – which also plays a part in their sound. The rhythmically safe and dynamic play makes the music sizzle with life and a lust for dancing – it’s music that goes straight to the feet!

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.