Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.


"Wonderfully exciting, with superb arrangements that often build to a roar. Music for dancing."  fRoots 

"Brilliance, boisterousness, breadth of appeal and sheer bonhomie... an exceptionally brilliant bunch"  Folkworld 

"Habadekuk are currently Demark's most exciting and innovative folk band. They wowed audiences at Cambridge Folk Festival 2012 and 2014. Denmark's answer to Bellowhead."  Eddie Barcan, Cambridge Folk Festival   

 "Habadekuk is a hefty band that deserves attention outside Denmark’s borders"  Lira Magazine (Sweden)

With a vibrant mix of folk, rock, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs in an unforgettable live experience.
Habadekuk released their latest album “Kaffepunch” in the UK in 2014, to wide critical acclaim. They were awarded ”Album of the Year 2011” at Danish Music Award Folk 2011 for their debut album ”Hopsadaddy”, and last year’s Kaffepunch scooped them two more awards at DMAFolk 2014 - Danish Folk Album of the Year and The Tradition Award. 
The band has wowed audiences across Europe, Asia and Canada. They have appeared at Tønder Festival(DK), Skagen Festival(DK), Cambridge Folk Festival(GB), WOMAD(GB), Celtic Connections(SCO), Calgary Folk Festival(CAN), Mission Folk Festival(CAN), Korrö Festival(SE), Festival des Traversées Tatihou(FR), Gooikoorts(B), Sounds of the North(PL), Haukelister Festival(N) and Folklandia(FIN), RWMF(MAL), Rudolfstatt TF(DE) and many more. 
Now booking for September 2016 and festivals 2016.


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forthcoming dates

DateVenue/website linkBox Office phone no
Sat 28 MayKNOCKENGORROCH World Ceilidh, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas DG7 3TJ 
 Sun 29 May
BUXTON Pavilion Arts Centre, St John's Road, SK17 6BE 01298 72190 
Sat 4 June POLAND: LUBLIN Night of Culture, Castle Stage in Old Town