Tunes from Kristian Bugge

Danish Fiddle Tunes with
Lydom, Bugge & Høirup
Thursday, June 16, 7:30pm
Seman Violins
(4447 W. Oakton in Skokie)
A concert set, followed by an old-time jam.
Admission is $18.
Purchase tickets here. Reserve your seat.

Lydom, Bugge & Hoirup
Accordionist and harmonica player Sonnich Lydom, fiddle player Kristian Bugge and guitarist and singer Morten Alfred Høirup. This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to metropolitan 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.

Here are some tunes, played slow, followed by the same tunes as heard on their new CD Gagspil, where each is part of a longer set. We’ll work on these at the workshop/jam following their concert on June 16.

Lyngbjerg Hopsa slow

Lyngbjerg Hopsa

Springdans slow


Fiddle Club is not just for fiddlers. All players and music lovers are welcome to join us.

-Paul Tyler, convener

Big Fiddle Week Coming to Chicago

Lydom, Bugge & Høirup
Lydom, Bugge & Høirup
folk music from Denmark
Thursday, June 16 – 7:30pm
Seman Violins (4447 W. Oakton in Skokie)
Admission $18

Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt
Betse & Clarke
Traditional/Future Folk
Sunday, June 19 – 7:30pmg
Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 Lincoln in Chicago)
Admission $15

Fiddle Tunes Jam
Fiddle Tunes Jam!
Make Music Chicago
Tuesday, June 21 – 6 to 8pm
Winnemac Park (Damen & Foster in Chicago)
free to all players and listeners, bring a chair

Danish Duo Does Fiddle Club

Fiddlepallooza 2015 with Jensen & Bugge
fiddle & accordion duo from Denmark
Tuesday, May 12, 7pm
Mauer Hall at the Old Town School of Folk Music
(4544 Lincoln)
The program will include a concert set followed by a jam/workshop.
Admission is $15. Get tickets.
Kristian Bugge & Mette Jensen

Fiddlepalooza returns as the Fiddle Club of the World once again teams up with the Old Town School of Folk Music fiddle program for an evening of listening and learning. This program is open to all fiddlers, players of other instruments and all lovers of traditional folk music.

We welcome from Denmark fiddler Kristian Bugge and accordionist Mette Jensen, childhood friends and music partners since 2001. Kristian Bugge is active in many Danish and Nordic folk music ensembles, including Baltic Crossing, Kings of Polka and Habadekuk. He has also been instrumental in promoting the Danish-American music of Dwight Lamb, an octogenarian fiddler and accordionist from Iowa. Kristian’s energetic fiddling is especially well-matched with the squeeze-box mastery of Mette Jensen. Give a listen . . .

Peder Pøhls Hopsa


Den Trekantede Sløjfe


Future Fiddle Club events
Colby Maddox & Sunnyside Up
Bluegrass from the fiddle side.
Sunday, May 31, 7pm
Seman Violins (4447 Oakton in Skokie)

Make Music Chicago
Sunday, June 21, all day
Fiddle Club performs in the Loop and leads a Fiddle Tune Jam at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Rosin your bow,
-Paul Tyler, convener

Fiddle Club Guests – Fall 2014

Meetings held at Seman Violins (4447 W. Oakton, Skokie).
Admission is $15 at the door.

All meetings begin at 7pm with a short concert * followed by a jam/workshop.

Pete's Posse
Pete’s Posse – Sunday, September 28
Traditional tunes and interpretations from Vermont. This is Pete Sutherland’s return to Fiddle Club, after a successful visit in October 2009 with Mark Roberts & Jeremiah McClane.

Fingal’s Cave-The Big Picture by Pete’s Posse

Pete Sutherland – Fiddle, guitar, banjo, piano & vocals
Oliver Scanlon – Fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion & vocals
Tristan Henderson- Guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, jews harp, bodhran, snare drum, doumbek, foot percussion & vocals.

Arto Järvelä & Antti Järvelä – Monday, October 6
Traditional fiddling from Ostrobothnia, a district in west central Finland, an area that has one of the largest concentrations of fiddlers to be found anywhere.

Polska Ostrobott & Rahapolska by Arto Järvelä & Antti Järvelä

*Workshop and jam session only. Arto & Antti are doing a concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, October 5. Bring your ticket stub and get half-price admission to this Fiddle Club meeting.
Maja Kjær Jacobsen & David Boulanger – Sunday, November 9
Traditional Danish and Québecois fiddle music. (Pending visa process)

Danish Tune-Quebecois Tune by Maja & David

Maja Kjær Jacobsen, from Silkeborg (Danmark) plays fiddle and hardingfele (hardanger fiddle). David Boulanger, a member of La Bottine Souriante from Montreal, plays fiddle.
Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner – Sunday, November 30
Old-Time tunes, cowboy songs, heart songs and maybe a rope trick or two by this pair of old friends from Minnesota.

Robinson County by Pop Wagner & Bob Bovee

Pete's Posse

-Paul Tyler, convener
Fiddle Club of the World (Chicago Chapter)

Tune i ugen for Januar 9, 2012

Danish for Tune of the Week.
From one of my all-time favorite CDs.

Gunner Friis, Kalejdoskop
(click here to visit CD Roots catalog)

This CD was put together in honor of Gunner Friis‘ 60th birthday in 2005. He is a highly-respected dance fiddle in Denmark. This wedding march, 1 of 2 in a medley, was learned from Jens Frederiksen, who I assume was a fiddler from the previous generation.

Brudemarch fra Himmerland 1
Gunner Friis on fiddle with Ben Melvij Nielsen on harmonika, a variety of pump organ.

The ABCs are below. A simple tutorial on Abc is can be downloaded here.

Paul Tyler, convener

T:Brudemarch fra Himmerland 1
S:Gunner Friis efter Jens Frederiksen
D | GBD GBd | g2B BAB | c2A AGA | B2G G2D |
GBD GBd | g2B BAB | c2A def | g2g gag |
e2c c2e | edc B2d | dcA def | g2g gag |
e2c c2e | edc B2d | dcA def | g2g g2 ||