Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard
Wednesday, June 21

The internationally recognized folk music couple, Danish singer Helene Blum and violinist Harald Haugaard, are touring with their quintet in the US. The two and their band are some of Denmark’s most traveling folk musicians, touring in large parts of the world, and they have received a number of Danish Music awards (Danish “Grammy”) for their albums.
Helene and Harald and their band just won the “Eisern Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 22nd German folkherbst competition and concert series.

Helene Blum has thrilled audiences throughout Europe, and from Canada to Japan, with her intensely expressive, crystal clear voice. Her artistic focus embraces both traditional roots and innovation. She is deeply rooted in Danish musical traditions, but at the same time not afraid to challenge them. Her songs tell captivating stories about love, life, hope, war, peace and destinies.


Helene & Harald


Over the past 15 years Harald Haugaard has established himself as one of Denmark’s most highly regarded musicians. In his virtuoso fiddle playing he combines playful ease with a rich and melancholic sound. His compositions are contemporary, original and altogether deeply rooted in the rich Danish musical tradition. He is a 12-time winner of the Danish Music Award, and the music magazine Sing Out has said of his playing: “Haugaard is the master of sublime moments.”



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