Louise Ring Vangsgaard: Violin, vocals.
From an early age, Louise trained as a classical violinist but since being bitten by the “folk music bug” as a teenager, Louise switched direction from “violinist” to “fiddler”, and has spent the rest of her life immersing herself in both the Irish and Nordic musical traditions.
After studying at the “Centre for Rhythm and Music” in Denmark, Louise was awarded a diploma from the Jyske Music Conservatory.
Her fiddle playing has developed not only from years of playing at sessions around Denmark and Ireland, but also as a member of Irish trad. band Moving Cloud, with whom Louise has played countless concerts and festivals. With Louise on board, Moving Cloud released their first two albums “Cuckanandy” and “Sweet Nyaa”.
Louise is also in demand as a studio musician, with a long list of collaborations. Her most recent projects include concerts and recordings with chamber ensemble Prism and musical storyteller Esben “Longknife” Laursen.
Louise was also a member of the recently defunct “Instinkt”, a groundbreaking Nordic Roots/Fusion band and one of only three bands chosen to represent Denmark in the music export project “Danish Roots”. Instinkt proceeded to record 2 albums with acclaimed Danish producer Finn Larsen. Both releases were awarded several prizes at the Danish Music Awards, including “Roots Album of the Year”.

Tradish -Handmade tales (GO0619)
Tradish - Roots and Shoots (GO 0113)
Tradish -
Beyond the Borders (GO 0210)
Moving Cloud– Cuckanandy (GO 0102)
Moving Cloud– Sweet Nyaa (GO 0105)
Esben Langkniv – I Myrens Tegn (2009) (Foxhold 0152009)
PRISME – Livets Træ Tree of Life (amhm 4 2008)
Søren Korshøj – Bladet fra munden
Frank Megabody – Quite Frankly (2008)
Martin Dale – A new Day Dawns (2008)
Instinkt – Grum (Go 0406)
Esben Langkniv – Liv og død (2006) (Foxhold 0012 2006)
Esben – Henover Jul – (2004) (Intcd 111)
Esben – Iøjnefaldende anonym (2003) (Intcd 107)
Instinkt– Hur (Go 0402)
Jette Torp – Snowflakes in fire (2002)
Esben – På sporet af Jens Langkniv (2002) (Intcd 092)
Janet Vahl – Mellem himmel og jord (1999)
Eck d´Ville – Folkemusik i farver (1997)

John Pilkington: Vocals, guitar, irish bouzouki.
John became immersed in the vibrant Irish trad. session scene in England and Ireland since the early ‘80s. Adopting the nomadic life of a travelling troubadour, singing and playing both in America and around Europe allowed John to soak up first-hand a wide range of roots music from around the world. Blending these new influences with his love of Irish music, John brought all the threads together an album of self-penned songs, ”From my Point of You”, which was recorded for the English label Making Waves.

After settling in Denmark, John continued to develop his musical vision by forming the Atlantic Wave Band, playing countless concerts around Scandinavia and England, and releasing the album “Serious Hits”.
In the years 1995-2009, John returned to his trad. roots as lead singer and guitarist with Irish band Moving Cloud. After setting up his own “Tangled Roots Studio” in Århus, Denmark, John has been involved in a variety of projects as both sound engineer and producer, including all of Moving Cloud’s albums. Working together with the iconic Irish producer Dónal Lunny in both Denmark and Japan, three albums were released: “Cuckanandy”, “Sweet Nyaa” and “Welcome: Who are you?”
Cuckanandy was nominated for “Roots Album of the Year” at the Danish Music Awards.

Tradish -Handmade tales (GO0619)
Tradish - Roots and Shoots (GO 0113)

Tradish - Beyond the Borders (GO 0210)
Moving Cloud – Cuckanandy (GO 0102)
Moving Cloud – Sweet Nyaa (GO 0105)
Moving Cloud – Welcome: Who are you? (GO 0608)  
John Pilkington - From my point of You (SPINCD 140)
Atlantic Wave Band - Serious Hits (SPINCD 156)

Brian Woetmann: Irish bodhran, percussion, mandolin, vocals.
Brian has been in demand as a percussionist and drummer over many years in a wide variety of musical contexts, but in recent years, as a member of both Stony Steps and Moving Cloud, Brian became increasingly focused on the rapidly evolving possibilities of the bodhrán (Irish frame drum).

As a talented multi-instrumentalist, Brian has both composed, performed and produced all the material on his solo album of self-penned songs “One Way Path”, followed by the single “Recall to Forget”. His latest solo project, “Nøgne Fodder” (Naked Feet), began to feature more mandolin.

Brian’s mandolin has also begun to feature more and more in Tradish, especially on the new album “Banish Misfortune”, where he also draws on his wide experience of percussion instruments from other traditions (cajón, djembe, kalimba, caxixi and udu) along with the traditional Irish bodhrán. The result is a unique rhythmic bedrock which is firmly rooted in the Irish tradition, but also able to push the music in new directions.

Tradish -Handmade tales (GO0619)
Tradish - Roots and Shoots (GO 0113)

Tradish - Beyond the Borders (GO 0210)
Woetmann – One Way Path (GWCD 1025)