Fin Alfred LarsenFin Alfred Larsen, cantautore, pedagogo e attore danese, è autore di un recente cd di canzoni pacifiste e antimilitariste (quasi interamente canzoni popolari danesi) intitolato "Den tapre Landsoldat - I krig og kærlighed" ("Il fante coraggioso - In guerra ed in amore"). Sul suo sito ufficiale si trovano tutte le notizie necessarie sulla sua figura; ma il sito ha purtroppo la non trascurabile ed ovvia caratteristica di essere in lingua danese, forse non accessibile ai più...

Su Fin Alfred Larsen scrive -fortunatamente in inglese- Morten Alfred Høirup:

'Fin Alfred has been working with labor songs, old folk songs and the songs of the travelling people, since he was a young man in the years after the 2nd World War, when he walked and hitch-hiked his way through Europe together. On his many travels he met and exchanged songs with craftspeople and travellers from all over Europe and the Nordic countries.

Fin Alfred, who himself comes from a working class family, is a tradition bearer, and he is carrying on a living tradition in the songs of the common man. He has an huge repertoire that he know by heart and is one of very few in Denmark who is still performing, and living, these songs - songs that you can not find in the song books, songs that are hard to find anywhere else. Håndværkersange og skæmteviser fra København og omegn (Working and joking songs from in and around Copenhagen) won Fin Alfred a Danish Music Award as 'Danish Ballade CD of the Year' in 2002. The CD contains several songs that have never been recorded before.'

(Riccardo Venturi)