The Denmark Tour 2017 was a wonderful experience for the four musicians who participated. Though the weather was incredibly rainy, the fiddlers did some amazing sightseeing, enjoyed a couple of workshops, and made some new friends from around Europe at the Haugaard International Fiddle School. From cycling the city of Copenhagen with guitarist extraordinaire Morten Alfred Høirup, to enjoying the quaint island of Fanø off Denmark’s west coast, the kids learned about Danish history and culture, and how it relates to folk music. Workshops with Tove de Fries and Peter Uhrbrand gave an in depth look at folk music traditions. At the International Fiddle School, all of us were blessed by the teaching of the fabulous staff, and the opportunity to meet musicians of all ages who share our passion for music.
On behalf of the students who toured, their families, Director Martha Levenson and past Assistant Director Emma Anderson, we extend our deepest gratitude to:
Harald Haugaard (Scholarships, teaching, organizing) The teachers and staff at the Haugaard International Fiddle School (teaching, support) Peter Michael Uhrbrand (teaching, sharing of Fanø history) Tove de Fries (teaching, housing arrangements) Morten Alfred Høirup (tour of Copenhagen and Christiania) Ole Mouritzen (transportation) Anonymous Private Donors (significant cash donations) IndieGoGo Donors (donations) St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (rehearsal space, concert space) Skandia Folkdance Society (member donations)