All the way from Denmark come

Trio to perform traditional Danish music Friday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — They’re coming over from Denmark, one of the three happiest countries in the world: Lydom, Bugge & Høirup, bringers of traditional Danish music.

The trio, which played the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at Fort Worden State Park last summer, is back with its signature polkas, jigs, waltzes and reels, all to start at 7 p.m. Friday at the Quimper Grange Hall, 1219 Corona St.

Admission is a suggested $10 to $15 donation at the door, while more information can be found at

Denmark has enjoyed top positions on the U.N. World Happiness Report for years now.

The country was No. 1 in 2013 and 2014 and No. 3 last year, following behind Switzerland and Iceland.

And this trio of music-makers is known for celebrating this with joyful Danish songs and dance tunes, all spiced with humor and stories from home.

Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica, Kristian Bugge as fiddler and Morten Alfred Høirup on guitars and vocals are three of the best traditional musicians from Denmark, said publicist Devon Leger of the Seattle-based Hearth Music.

For more about Lydom, Bugge & Høirup, find the band’s page on Facebook or visit


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at [email protected]

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