Concerts

Wednesday 4th July 2018

20.00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Icelandic Folk Music

Rikini Ensemble, Iceland

  • Örn Magnússon voice, Icelandic langspil, rebec
  • Marta Halldórsdóttir voice, gothic harp
  • Halldór Arnarson voice, goat horn, Icelandic langspil
  • Ásta Arnardóttir voice, rebec
21:30 –  Rauðka Hall – Icelandic Sea Shanties

Jóhann Sigurðarson and his crew

23:00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Lady in a Mirror

Songs to poems by Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir

  • Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir voice, piano, harmonium, Icelandic  langspil, clarinet
  • Ingibjörg Fríða Helgadóttir voice, kalimba, bowl

Thursday 5th July 2018

17:15  –  Siglufjörður Church – Icelandic Folk Music for Children

Duo Stemma, Iceland

  • Herdís Anna Jónsdóttir viola
  • Steef van Oosterhout percussion
20:00 – Siglufjörður Church – Icelandic and East European Choral Music

Hljómeyki Choir, Iceland

  • Conductor: Marta G. Halldórsdóttir
21:30  –  The Herring Era Museum – Folk Music Around the Atlantic Ocean

Duo Atlantica perform folk songs from Iceland, Spain, Scotland, Argentina

  • Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir mezzo soprano, Iceland
  • Francisco Javier Jáuregui guitar, Spain
23:00  –  Rauðka Hall – Message in a Bottle From a Distant Shore

Mandolin Ensemble, Iceland

  • Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, violin
  • Guðrún Árnadóttir, violin and voice
  • Martin Kollmar, clarinet and voice
  • Óskar Sturluson, guitar and voice
  • Ástvaldur Traustason, accordion
  • Sigríður Ásta Árnadóttir, accordion and voice
  • Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson, double bass

Friday 6th July 2018

20:00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Icelandic and Japanese dreams

Stirni Ensemble, Iceland, play new music from Iceland and Japan

  • Björk Níelsdóttir voice
  • Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir flute
  • Grímur Helgason clarinet
  • Svanur Vilbergsson guitar
21:30  –  The Herring Era museum – Rosa das Rosas – Life of Troubadours in Medival times

Umbra Ensemble, Iceland, play and sing music from Occitania, Brittania and Germania

  • Lilja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir voice and flute
  • Arngerður María Árnadóttir harp, accordion and voice
  • Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir violin and voice
  • Alexandra Kjeld double bass and voice
23:00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Folk Music from North America

Spiritsong Female Choir, USA

  • Conductor: Vicki Blake
23:00  –  Segull 67 Brewery- Back to Life with Music
  • Vala Yates voice, Iceland
  • Dimitrios Theodoropoulos guitar, Greece

Saturday 7th July 2018

9:00-10:00 – Siglufjörður Church 3rd Floor – Gotland – Iceland
  • Eva Sjöstrand: How does the Volund poem connect Gotland and Iceland?
10:00-12:00 – Siglufjörður Church 3rd Floor – French Folk Dances and Icelandic Vikivaki Folk Dances
  • Trio Tourlou, France
  • Kolfinna Sigurvinsdóttir and Hulda Sverrisdóttir, Iceland
14:00 Siglufjörður Church –  Volund, Music Drama in Folk Music Style

Vilda Fåglar (Wild Birds) Mixed Choir, Gotland, Sweeden

  • Conductor: Maria Wessman Klintberg
  • Music: Jan Ekedahl
  • Arrangement: Mats Hallberg
  • Text and storyteller: Eva Sjöstrand
15:30 Rauðka – Hadelin, Folk music from the British Isles
  • Chris Foster guitar and voice, England
17:00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Folk Songs on the Road

Cantoque Ensemble

  • Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir soprano
  • Þórunn Vala Valdimarsdóttir soprano
  • Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir alto
  • Lilja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir alto
  • Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson tenor
  • Þorkell Helgi Sigfússon tenor
  • Hafsteinn Þórólfsson bass
  • Örn Ýmir Arason bass
17:00  –  The Herring Era Museum – Songs on faded papers

Trio Tourlou plays Folk Music from the Netherlands and Spain

  • David Alameda Márquez violin, viola d’amore, voice, Spain
  • Anna Vala Ólafsdóttir cello, voice, Iceland
  • Mayumi Malotaux violin, voice and mandolin, Netherlands
20:30  –  The Herring Era Museum – Harvest Festival
  • Musicians from the festival perform such as:
  • Vilda fåglar (Wild birds), Mixed Choir from Gotland, Sweden
  • Foster Brothers Male Choir, Iceland
  • Spiritsong, Female Choir, USA
  • Special guests: Funi (Bára Grímsdóttir and Chris Foster)
23:00  –  Rauðka Hall – Ball at the Harbour

Sunday 8th July 2018

14:00  –  Siglufjörður Church – Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra – Burn Ye Beacons
  • Conductor: Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir
  • Soloist: Chrissie Telma Guðmundsdóttir violin
  • Members of Foster Brothers Male Choir, Male Choir of Siglufjord/Olafsfjord and Male Choir of Dalvík

Program

  • Gunnsteinn Ólafsson: Wind in Straws. Arr. of Icelandic Folk Songs
  • Ernest Bloch: Concerto for violin and orchestra
  • Páll Ísólfsson: Burn Ye Beacons

The concert will be repeated in Langholtskirkju in Reykjavik, Tuesday the 10th of July 2018 at 8.00 pm.