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Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Folk Progressive




"The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco"

"A hypermusical blend of styles and traditions" - Michael Moll // Folkworld (DE/UK)

"Orkney Folk Festival 2013"

"arrived as complete unknowns and left as deservedly conquering heroes" - Sue Wilson // Spiral Earth (UK)

"The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco"

"It all comes together to form an organic and euphonious whole." - Lissen Jacobsen // Rootzone (DK)

"The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco"

"Each piece tells a story, with a common thread that continues until the final explosion" - Le Canard Folk, Dec 2013 (BE)

"The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco"

"Every track manages to surprise the listener" - Joop van den Bremen // New Folk Sounds (NL)

"Concert with Basco and Prince Henriks Military Brass Band"

"A captivating experience" - Per Dyrholm // Rootszone (DK)

"Orkney Folk Festival 2013"

"Dazzling Danish quartet Basco were definitely the weekend’s most popular discovery" - Sue Wilson // The Scotsman (UK)


2008 - Crow in the Walnut Tree, GO' Danish Folk

2011 - Big Basco, GO' Danish Folk

2013 The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco, GO' Danish Folk



Formed in 2004 with a debut at the Tonder Festival, Basco is an unavoidable phenomenon on the Scandinavian folk music scene. Whether performing as a quartet or with the Danish Radio Bigband, Basco's energy, virtuosity and inventiveness have gained the hearts and minds of audiences all over Europe. Short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2014 for their album "The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco", as the first folk string-band ever. Basco has also been very respectably represented on the podium at the Danish Folk Music Awards, most recently with Artist of the Year 2013 (Ale), and Vocalist of the Year 2012 (Hal).

Instrumentation in prioritized order: 

Ale Carr (SWE) - Cittern, Voice

Andreas Tophoj (DK) - Violin, Viola, Voice

Hal Parfitt Murray (DK/AUS) - Violin, Voice, Mandolin, Viola

Anders Ringgaard Andersen (DK) - Accordion, Trombone, Voice

Band Members