"Keeping traditions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1937"

Folk Music Concert by the famous Danish duo, Gangspil

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Heritage Pointe, 655 Neil Ave, 11th floor event room
  • 40


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Folk Music Concert by the famous Danish duo, Gangspil

WE  NEED YOU,  there is plenty  room for more people ! - - Tue. Nov. 28, 7-9 PM;  Heritage Pointe, 655 Neil Ave, 11th floor event room

Scandinavian Club of Columbus is proud to announce this unique “toe-tapping”, folk music concert  in Columbus by the famous Danish duo, Gangspil. Listen to folk music on the highest level- on the 11th floor! Look out through a window to see a stunning view of downtown by night! This will indeed be a unique event.

Popular Danish fiddler, Kristian Bugge, and accordionist, Sonnich Lydom, will take us on a journey through traditions of Danish folk music. These lively musicians perform old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country, from rural islands like Læsø to the metropolitan Copenhagen. It, also, will include a few of their own compositions.


Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas. Plus, there are exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø and long forgotten songs from all over the country. They perform and have performed with some of the most exciting and well-known musicians from the Danish and Nordic folk scene.

Both Kristian and Sonnich were among the first twelve musicians to receive the honorary title, ”Danmarks Rigsspillemænd” (National Danish Folk Musicians), in 2014. They, also, are the recipient of honors including the 2016 Tradition Award at the Danish Music Awards. This Danish duo have toured extensively, with over 150 shows in North America since 2015.


To whet your appetite - here are some of their online music videos:





Plus, here is the Gangspil website: http://www.trad.dk/


Our program includes an intermission with light refreshments. What a great chance to mingle and chat with our fine Danish musicians and with old or new friends!

BIG thanks to our fine new Club members, Sharon Knudsen and Dan Jensen, and to Harry Parsons, who helped us in a short time, to find a great venue for the concert.


Cost per person:  Scandinavian Club Members $15.  Non-Scandinavian Club members $20. PLEASE, pre-pay on this website, if possible. It helps with planning and simplifies payments. Only cash and check will be accepted at the door.

ALL Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber (our venue host) residents are FREE.

Come early for the best seats!


Our fine musicians are professionals. Their only income is from concerts. Plus, our Club has also our own expenses for this event. Please, feel free to add your donation, as an expression of appreciation for our fine musicians - if you can. Your voluntary donations to our musicians will help us although they are not expected from ANY Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber (our venue host) residents!    Event Donation Link.

An additional note: The Danish Duo travels on an extensive tour to many US locations, and we are fortunate, on short notice, to have them to stop in Columbus. 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP (See invite form.):

1. Can you help us to get/make light snacks (e.g., cookies), do beverage service, check-in attendees, take photographs, or setup/teardown?

2. Would you like to talk more to our musicians in your home? They are looking for two-bedroom accommodations on Tuesday night, 28 Nov and must be cost conscious. 


On behalf of Scandinavian Club of Columbus

Bette Madson & Åke Hellström

Scandinavian Club of Columbus is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. Scandinavian Club of ColumbusP.O Box 14296, Columbus,OH 43214-0296 hej@scandiclub.com

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