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Evald Thomsen

Along with his expressive fiddling and encyclopedic understanding of traditional Danish folk music, Evald Thomsen served being a bridge between your old masters as well as the revivalists. A dairyman and boilerman by trade, Thomsen radiated accurate joy along with his fiddling. Regarding to dobro and fiddle participant Stacy Phillips, Thomsen’s “playing is certainly more generating than any Scandinavian fiddlers I’ve have you ever heard. The bowing pretty explodes on many slashes. Also the waltzes are incredibly lively.” Thomsen was known for his huge repertoire of traditional Danish fiddle music. Furthermore to studying using the get good at fiddlers in Himmerland and Vendsyssel, he amassed a big collection of outdated music books. An informer towards the Danish Folklore Archives through the 1960s, Thomsen became adviser towards the Folk Music Home, in Hogager, in 1971. Within this capability, he helped to encourage and impact many youthful fiddlers.

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