FolkWorld #66 07/2018
© Michael G. Rose

Article in German

Tønder Festival 2018

Tønder Session

Tønder Festival

The Mavericks (USA), The Lone Bellow (USA), Colter Wall (CAN), Mike Andersen (DK), Oysterband (UK), David Ramirez (USA), Melissa Horn (SE), The Secret Sisters (USA), William Crighton (AUS), Jeffrey Foucault (USA), Dusty Heart (USA), Skerryvore (SCO), Michael Falch (DK), Cóig (CAN), 3Hattrio (USA), The Bros. Landreth (CAN), Joey Landreth (CAN), Sharon Shannon (IRL), Vishtén (CAN), Annika Aakjær (DK), Ímar (SCO/IRL), Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (SCO/IRL/UK), The Chair (SCO), Luke Winslow-King (USA), Darlingside (USA), Anne Linnet (DK), Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys (UK), Caamp (USA), The Brother Brothers (USA), Tyler Childers (USA), Irish Mythen (IRL), Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys (CAN), Tide Lines (SCO), DR Big Band & Basco (DK), The Dead South (CAN), Tami Neilson (CAN/NZ), Allan Taylor (UK), All Our Exes Live In Texas (AUS), FolkBALTICA Ensemble (D, DK), Romengo (HU), Skipinnish (SCO), William Prince (CAN), Richard Inman (CAN), Gawurra (AUS), Mari Boine (NO), Vassvik (NO), Nive Nielsen (GRL), Rasmus Lyberth (GRL), Kellermensch (DK), Bastard (DK), JD McPherson (USA), Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (USA, CAN), Lankum (IRL), Laura Mo (DK), Lukas Graham (DK), Lúnasa (IRL), Mikael Wiehe (SE), Niels Hausgaard (DK), Northern Assembly (DK), Parker Millsap (USA), Paul Cauthen (USA), Pretty Archie (CAN), Sam Outlaw (USA), Sophie Zelmani (SE), Søren Huss (DK), The East Pointers (CAN), The Elephant Sessions (SCO)

Artist Video Tønder @ FROG

Tønder Festival, 23 - 26 August 2018. A photo report!

The Chair

»Stomp Music: The Chair deal in highly danceable power folk, starting with traditional music from Orkney and raiding blues, klezmer, dub and much else ...«

Artist Video The Chair @ FROG

Pretty Archie

»Cape Breton is known for speedy fiddles and foot tapping. But here comes a Cape Breton band that looks south for their inspiration: to US folk and country ...«

Artist Video Pretty Archie @ FROG


»As everyone knows, Cajun music comes from Acadie, where the French first colonised the eastern seaboard of Canada before being driven south to Louisiana by the English who then called it Nova Scotia. For more than a decade, Vishtén has been playing their own blend ...«

Elmøe & Hoffmann

»Since 2012, Folk Spot Denmark has been presenting Danish folk and roots bands with the ambition and the potential to reach a broader audience both nationally and internationally.«

Artist Video Elmøe & Hoffmann @ FROG

Sharon Shannon

»Tønder Festival veterans will know Sharon Shannon quite well ... Her most recent album Sacred Earth (2017) covers a crossover of music from Africa, the Middle East and Ireland ...«

Artist Video Sharon Shannon @ FROG


»Five seriously qualified musicians from Scotland and Ireland take a fresh look at traditional music ... Several have appeared at Tønder Festival on numerous occasions ...«

Artist Video Ìmar @ FROG

Photo Credits: (1) Tønder Festival, (2) The Chair, (3) Pretty Archie, (4)+(5) Vishtèn, (6) Elmøe & Hoffmann, (7) Sharon Shannon, (8) Ìmar (by Michael G. Rose).

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