Gangspil will guarantee you an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country in Denmark. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropolis Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels, and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road. They perform and have performed with some of the most exciting and well-known musicians from the Danish and Nordic folk scene.

Gangspil have toured intensively and played more than 100 shows in North America since 2015!  – as well as a good number in other parts of the world. The group has become a well-known name in trad- and folk circles both home in Scandinavia and abroad. In 2016 Gangspil received the “Tradition Award” at the Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammy). We are delighted and proud of that, it has been great to play for all of you!

As of 2017, they’ve been joined by the Norwegian trad musician, Vidar Skrede, on guitar, well-known from the lush Nordic folk music scene.

Gangspil trio consist of:
Sonnich Lydom – accordion, harmonica, vocals
Kristian Bugge – fiddle, vocals
Vidar Skrede – guitar, bouzouki