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Folk Live - Sylfide 2024
18th April 2024 • Folk Live • Morten Alfred Høirup
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Welcome to’s podcast Folk Live. In this edition of the podcast we will be featuring the band Sylfide, recorded at the famous Danish Tønder Festival that runs the last weekend of August every year.

The songs of the young singer, songwriter and harp player, Helene Tungelund, might be rooted in Danish and Nordic traditions, but they are also very much relating to the world that we are living in right now. The singer herself put it this way: 

“For me working with folk music and cultural heritage is an attempt to understand myself and the world that has shaped me, for better or for worse.”

The songs that Helene Tungelund writes, are dealing with topics like climate change, feminism, and mental health. The band consists of young musicians already known on the Danish music scene:

Jonathan Fjord Bredholt plays the piano and the synthesizer, Emil Ringtved Nielsen plays electric bass guitar and stomp, Jonas Lærke Clausen plays the violin, and Helene Tungelund masters the harp and the vocals. 

Sylfide was awarded a Danish Music Award, the Danish ‘Grammy’, as ‘new Roots Name of the year’, and another one as ‘Roots Track of the Year’ in 2022.

This podcast is being brought to you by, Folk Spot Denmark and Tønder Festival, supported by Spot Festival, and the Danish Arts Council. Recorded and mixed by Peter Hellesøe, and hosted by Morten Alfred Høirup. Much more info at:





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