Copenhagen, Capital Region, DNK

Basco delivers a multifaceted experience: full of nuance and beauty, of temperament and drive, of grand sweeping landscapes, delicate, fractal detail, and of good, old fashioned, raw, foot-stomping power.


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


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