Mads Hansens Kapel

Oct 21, 2023 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Powerful Danish Folk!

Mads Hansens Kapel is a young and creative breath of fresh air on the Danish music scene. The band members have roots in widely different genres, but found a common love for the Danish traditional music. Seattle Folklore Society is proudly co-sponsoring this concert with Skandia Folkdance Society.

Enjoyment first!  Questions later!

You can also hear this band at the following local events that are co-sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society:

Skandia Ball, Friday 10/20

Music workshops afternoon 10/21

Since their formation in 2015, Mads Hansens Kapel has played a variety of different concerts in Denmark, Sweden, England, Germany, Estonia, and Finland. Small intimate and moving concerts, traditional Danish ballroom dances, and crazy street parties are all in the repertoire of Mads Hansens Kapel.

Their sound is driven by energy, cheek and a well-developed humorous “fingerspitzengefühl”. Raw swinging, solidly embracing and raucous are only a few colors on the palette that Mads Hansen’s Kapel paints with. But the Kapel also has a soft side. When all of that is said, Mads Hansens Kapel is something you need to experience to fully understand!

Look forward to hearing all of these instruments!

Clarinet and foot stomp

Martin Strange Lorenzen is in the inner folk circles considered to be a genuine air bender, and not for no reason. He is the tamer of wild sounds and words, the Captain of Clarinets, and through and through an entirely down-to-earth-kind-of-guy. Just remember, when listening to the mystery that is Lorenzen: The answer is blowing in the wind.


Jonas Lærke Clausen masters the bow and violin, as Wilhelm Tell mastered bow and arrow. In addition, Clausen is armed to the teeth with sharp tunes, blazing solos and last but not least an impressive mustache. He is both the Wilhelm Tell and the D’Artagnan of folk music.


Emil Ringtved Nielsen is the bass player, and you could travel the seven seas for a lifetime without ever finding his like. When the waves go high, Nielsen takes control over ship and crew. No wind topples him, no wave scares him, and no storm makes him forget who he is. He is the bass player, and he has a job to do.

Guitar and harmonica

Sebastian Boesgaard Bloch Larsen has in his musical arsenal a sports bag full of cool licks, and unwavering sense of time and an unimaginable amount of charm. Beware girls, if you are not spellbound by his shiny guitar, you will be by his brown curls and deep eyes.


Julian Svejgaard Jørgensen, like most other pianists, has 10 fingers, but when he plays, one can easily question that fact. He can play lightning fast if he chooses, but just keep calm. Jørgensen takes the listener – as well as his soloists and accompanists – by the hand so nobody is left behind.

What the music world has to say about Mads Hansens Kapel:

Living Tradition (UK):

Rootstime (BE)


FolkWorld (DE);

  • “Polkas, waltzes, mazurkas, reinlænders and other forms are executed with rare skill and sensitivity, and often with humour.”
  • “Good music, glorious musicianship, and great fun!“

Be prepared for an evening of energetic and wonderful Danish traditional music!


Ticket Type


At Door

In Person-General



In Person-SFS/PNA/Skandia member,
fulltime Student, or Senior 65+



In Person-Youth (6-17)              $10