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ULC Trio Music From Denmark and Beyond NZ Tour

When:

Sat 31 Oct 2015, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Waimate Hotel, 113 Queen St, Waimate, Oamaru, North Otago

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: sieye2

ULC is a Danish/Irish Acoustic trio formed in 1998 and represents a wealth of experience, which only comes from a long and deep rooted love of the various musical traditions they have been playing and performing over the past 30 years. From the outset the band members felt it seemed more natural to combine the various music traditions they have been involved in rather than confine themselves to one particular genre. Traditional Danish music from the 17th century, beautiful and haunting dance tunes from the island of Fanø, songs from the Irish /Celtic tradition as well as American folk, bluegrass and swing music make up the band’s extensive repertoire. All of these tunes and songs are played with spirit, enthusiasm and a sense of humour that characterises ULC.

International guests at the upcoming 50th Wellington Folk Festival, the inaugural Hawkes Bay Arts Festival and the Dunedin Celtic Arts Festival . The ULC Acoustic Trio hit the roads of New Zealand to take in three weeks of shows , sights & sounds From Auckland to Dunedin and back .
Peter Uhrbrand: Fiddle. Peter Uhrbrand is acknowledged as one of Denmark’s most influential traditional musicians. Peter hails from Fanø, a small island off the west coast of Denmark, which has a unique style and music tradition stretching back three hundred years. Through his tireless work to preserve Denmark’s oldest and continuous music tradition, Peter has become a godfather like figure for a whole generation of younger folk musicians. He has toured extensively in Europe and between 2001 and 2008 toured Australia and New Zealand together with Eskil Romme and Jens Ulvsand as part of a trio called Faerd. In October 2014 received the prestigious Gudman Pris, an award which is normally given to Danish rock musicians.

Sonnich Lydom: Accordion and harmonica. Sonnich has been playing Irish and Danish traditional music since the early seventies. Sonnich’s first introduction to traditional music was through his strong family ties on the island of Fanø and this music has been a part of his repertoire ever since. Sonnich’s musical journeys to Quebec and meeting with French-Canadian musicians have played a big part in shaping his distinctive style of playing on the accordion. Sonnich is a highly respected and sought after musician due to his ability to play a wide range of genres. Among the countless bands Sonnich has played with over the past three decades are Ash Plant, Foxhunters and the Danish folk rock group Dronningens Livstykke with whom he recorded several albums.

Seamus Cahill: Guitar, Bouzouki and Vocals. Seamus originally comes from Cork in Ireland but has settled in Denmark. He has been playing Irish traditional music since the seventies. Seamus has played in numerous Irish bands, among them Ash Plant with whom he recorded two albums and which has toured extensively in Europe. He has frequently lent his considerable skills as an accompanist to Irish musicians visiting Scandinavia. More recently he has toured with Co. Clare musicians, Josephine Marsh on accordion, Yvonne Casey on fiddle and Mick Kinsella on harmonica and concertina.

As this is a free entry show , during the event a koha will be asked for to help support the band on its tour about the country

The group is fronted by Seamus Cahill originally from Cork and they have a huge range of Celtic material in their repertoire which will be featured more strongly but not exclusively in this performance.