Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.
With a vibrant mix of folk, rock, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs in an unforgettable live experience.
In May 2014 Habadekuk released their second album “Kaffepunch”, named after an old Danish energy drink. Their debut album “Hopsadaddy” was awarded “Album of the Year” at Danish Music Awards 2011. The band received the “Tradition Award” at the same occasion in 2013
The band has wowed audiences across Europe, Asia and Canada. They have appeared at Tønder Festival (DK), Vancouver Folk Festival (CAN), Winnipeg Folk Festival (CAN), Cambridge Folk festival (UK), WOMAD (UK), Sidmouth Folk Week (UK), Celtic Connections (SCO), Calgary Folk Festival (CAN), Mission Folk Festival (CAN), North Atlantic Fiddle Conference (IRL), Guiness Irish Festival (CH) Korrö Festival (S), Festival des Traversées Tatihou (FR), Gooikoorts (B), Sounds of the North (PL), Haukelister Festival (N), Folklandia (FIN), RWMF (MAL), Rudolfstatt TF (D) … and many others.
“Plenty of brass oomph to accompany Kristian Bugge’s fiddle and a rhythm section that could power a cruise liner, they roar through a selection of traditional tunes.”
“Who knew Danes could be this much fun? Blaring brass, pounding percussion, fiery fiddle and accordion make up the trademark Habadekuk sound.”
"Habadekuk is a hefty band that deserves attention outside Denmark’s borders" -Lira
"wonderfully exciting, with superb arrangements that often build to a roar " - fROOTS