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3Hattrio (USA)

Music from the deserts of USA with elements of old-time and jazz plus Caribbean nuances. 3Hattrio serve up background music to their home area, near Zion National Park in southern Utah.

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All Our Exes Live in Texas (AUS)

Four superb singing voices, fine songwriting and a gift for connecting with an audience: this Australian female quartet have made a name for themselves in short order in their home country.

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Allan Taylor (UK)

For 50 years, Allan Taylor has been travelling the world with his songs and his guitar. Come and enjoy Allan Taylor’s guitar skills, his songs and his particular way of charming an audience.

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Anne Linnet (DK)

30 years ago, Anne Linnet made an album called Jeg er jo lige her (I’m Right Here.) In 2018 the popular recording has Anne Linnet and her band on tour again, including an appearance at Tønder Festival.

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Annika Aakjær (DK)

Danish Annika Aakjær has many talents, but it is as a musician and actress she has made her name. Her latest – third – album, Lykkens Gang (Third Time Lucky) from 2016, had the critics reaching for superlatives.

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B. B. King Tribute feat. Mike Andersen, Shaka & James Loveless, Otis Grand and others (DK, USA, D) DK, USA, D)

Guitarist and singer Mike Andersen is hosting a heady celebration of a tribute concert, dedicated to the memory of the legendary American blues singer and guitarist B. B. King.

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Basco & DR Big Band (DK)

When Basco & DR Big Band open Tønder Festival 2018 on Thursday 23rd August, it will be a concert to remember.

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Caamp (USA)

Taylor Meier’s dark voice has been compared to Ray LaMontagne, and coupled with Evan Westfall’s banjo gives that characteristic sound that has unleashed Caamp’s race to fame.

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Cóig (CAN)

The name means ‘five’ in Scots Gaelic, but now there are four. Four brilliant musicians from Cape Breton play traditional Scottish music in its eastern Canadian seaboard guise, winning prizes for their virtuosity.

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Colter Wall (CAN)

Colter Wall is from Saskatchewan in Canada and trades in folk, bluegrass and country. Colter Wall gave his first concert in Denmark at Tønder Festival in 2017, and this is his only Danish festival concert in 2018.

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Darlingside (USA)

Mellifluous harmonies and well-turned indie folk are what we expect from American band Darlingside, who appeared at Tønder Festival in 2017.

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David Ramirez (USA)

From Austin, Texas, singer, songwriter and guitarist David Ramirez is well on his way to a thoroughgoing breakthrough. His fourth album We’re Not Going Anywhere from 2017 has brought him glowing reviews.

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Dusty Heart (USA)

Their voices entwine and meld in mellifluous harmony when the two women who are the duo Dusty Heart approach the microphone. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean hail from Minnesota and offer a fresh take on folk harmonising.

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FolkBALTICA Ensemble (DK, D)

The FolkBALTICA Ensemble consists of 50 young musicians from Schleswig Holstein in Germany and southern Denmark. The orchestra arose at the folkBALTICA Festival, which takes place every April.

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Gordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys (CAN)

Laugh, dance and sing, exhort the lively band Gordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys from the Canadian eastern seaboard.

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Ìmar (SCO, IRL)

Five seriously qualified musicians from Scotland and Ireland take a fresh look at particularly Irish traditional music. Ìmar excited their audiences at Tønder Festival in 2017 and are back in 2018.

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Irish Mythen (IRL)

Irish’ voice can be silken, can be gravelly and rough, backed up by her rustic, rhythmic guitar style. Her performances are famous throughout North America, and she has won numerous awards and nominations.

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Jeffrey Foucault (USA)

It’s good to see him back. Jeffrey Foucault is returning to Tønder Festival with his band and his blend of folk, blues and country.

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Joey Landreth (CAN)

This 29 year-old from Winnipeg has many strings to his bow: he is a virtuoso on slide guitar, a fine singer and a talented songwriter

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Luke Winslow-King (USA)

Luke Winslow-King – guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter – is based in New Orleans. His musical fundament is blues and jazz.

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Melissa Horn (SE)

Melissa Horn’s debut ten years ago, the album Långa Nätter, brought the then 23 year-old singer and songwriter a large audience.

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MICHAEL FALCH og DÈT BAND (DK)

“Falch has never been better,” was one critic’s comment on the Danish rock veteran. Constantly productive, Michael Falch tests new musical waters and songwriting boundaries.

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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (SCO/IRL/UK)

These three world stars of Scots and Irish music have played at Tønder Festival before, both together and in other constellations. At Tønder Festival 2018 they return with top flight tunes and songs.

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Mike Andersen (DK)

Denmark’s Mike Andersen is a blues and soul singer of international class, and he plays a mean guitar, too. Mike Andersen played at Tønder Festival in 2015, and now he is back with his band.

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Oysterband (UK)

2017 and 2018 are dedicated to Oysterband’s 40th anniversary tour. This will be their only Danish festival appearance in 2018.

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Romengo (HU)

The return of Romengo from Hungary, masters of traditional olah gypsy folk music, who played at Tønder Festival in 2017. The music is traditional folk songs and the group’s own compositions.

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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (UK)

Things are happening fast at the moment for Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, whom the Tønder Festival audience enjoyed at the 2017 festival. They are coming again in 2018.

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Sharon Shannon (IRL)

Ireland has many musical feathers in her hat, and Sharon Shannon is one of the musicians who bear the international reputation of the Irish music tradition high.

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Skerryvore (SCO)

The return of one of Scotland’s finest and most popular folk rock bands. Skerryvore played at Tønder Festival in 2014 and 2015, and there is every reason to anticipate more delights.

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Skipinnish (SCO)

Traditional Scots music is in really good hands in the band called Skipinnish, who after almost 20 years of playing are going from strength to strength. The band tour constantly and play for full houses.

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Tami Neilson (CAN/NZ)

Tami Neilson’s extrovert show made a lasting impression at Tønder Festival 2017 with its power and its good old country style. You have more in store with her return this year.

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The Bros. Landreth / Joey Landreth (CAN)

During their visit to Tønder festival in 2015, they owned Tent 2 with a wicked concert. Now on their way back to Tønder with americana, blues and roots rock.

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The Brother Brothers (USA)

Twins Adam and David Moss from Brooklyn perform under the name The Brother Brothers and impress with their perfect vocal harmonisation served on a bed of traditional American roots music.

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The Chair (SCO)

The Chair took Tønder Festival by storm in 2016, and it will be a great pleasure to experience these musical wild things once again in 2018.

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The Dead South (CAN)

The Dead South deliver a raw mix of bluegrass and folk spiced with satire, blood and guts. Add in the energy of a punk band.

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The Lone Bellow (USA)

We are proud to present The Lone Bellow at Tønder Festival again, for their only festival appearance in Denmark in the summer of 2018.

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The Mavericks (USA)

Can one band really offer so much? The answer, in the case of The Mavericks, is yes. They play a colourful cocktail of country, folk, blues, tex-mex, twang, latin and roots rock with style, charm, and great songs from a charismatic singer.

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The Secret Sisters (USA)

Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers from Muscle Shoals in Alabama have won kudos for their harmony singing, which has been compared to The Everly Brothers.

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Tide Lines (SCO)

Lifting an unmistakeable inheritance from Scottish folk rock bands who went before, Tide Lines are well on the road to establishing their name in the UK, with a full concert calendar and sell-out concert halls.

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Tyler Childers (USA)

Fine songwriting, excellent story-telling, and a voice that hooks into your memory, all these are in Tyler Childers’ possession. His new album produced is by Sturgill Simpson.

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Vishtèn (CAN)

For more than a decade, Vishtèn has been playing their own blend of new and traditional songs and instrumentals plucked from the French-speaking Acadian culture.

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William Crighton (AU)

He comes well heralded, this Australian singer and songwriter, William Crighton. His debut album from 2016 was greeted with critical praise, as are his live performances.

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