Niels Hausgaard

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Niels Hausgaard in 1987

Niels Hausgaard (born August 31, 1944) is a Danish singer, songwriter and comedian. He is best known for his songs and understated comedy which often combine dry observations on the human condition with the trials and tribulations of life in a welfare state. Originally, Hausgaard spoke with a distinct dialect in his shows, vendelbomål,[1] which has become something of a trademark during his sets, but in recent years it has been somewhat toned down.[2]

Originally from Hirtshals, he now lives in Hundelev. Both towns are situated in Vendsyssel, Region Nordjylland, Denmark.

Awards and honors[edit]

In Denmark, Hausgaard has been awarded several prizes for his contribution to Danish culture.[3]

  • 2001 and 2004, Best TV entertainment
  • 2006, The Gelsted Prize
  • 2006, Gelsted-Kirk-Scherfig Prize[4]
  • 2006, Årets Sangskriver
  • 2012, Den Gyldne Grundtvig

The prize in 2006 by Gelsted-Kirk-Scherfig-Fonden, included 25,000 Danish kroner (about 5,000 US dollars), but he gave the money to the newspaper Dagbladet Arbejderen in an effort to support critical journalism.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 1974 – Et Portræt
  • 1975 – Til Ane
  • 1977 – Men det går jo nok
  • 1979 – Kunst
  • 1982 – Når alt kommer til alt
  • 1983 – Han tog realen med
  • 1985 – Kom lad os danse
  • 1988 – Som jeg altid plejer at sige
  • 1991 – I fornuftens land
  • 1992 – En halv time tidligere
  • 2006 – Flyv så

Literature[edit]

  • Thorkil Green Nielsen (1988). Niels Hausgaard – mellem linjerne (in Danish). Hovedland. ISBN 8788589927. A portrait.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Vendelbomål is the original dialect spoken in the region of Vendsyssel, the northernmost region of Jutland.
  2. ^ Josefine Brader (April 9, 2014). "Hausgaard: Folk havde svært ved at forstå mig" [Hausgaard: People had a hard time understanding me] (in Danish). TV2 Nord. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Niels Hausgaard: Ret op på den dårlige retorik" [Niels Hausgaard: Correct the bad rhetoric] (in Danish). KLF, Kirke & Medier. December 12, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Bjarne Nielsen (September 2, 2014). "En syret nordjyde fylder 70" [A cracky North Jutlander turns 70]. Dagbladet Arbejderen (in Danish). Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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