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

  16:00 Folk Music Centre  – Songs by Jórunn Viðar and Icelandic folk songs
  • Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson voice and Icelandic langspil
  • Björk Níelsdóttir voice and Icelandic langspil
  • Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir voice and barock cello
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
  • Director: Karin Kickan Holmberg
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
  • Gunnsteinn Ólafsson: Wind in Straws. Arr. of Icelandic Folk Songs
  • Ernest Bloch: Concerto for violin and orchestra
  • Aaron Copland: Rodeo. Suite from the Ballet
  • Páll Ísólfsson: Burn Ye Beacons for male choir and orchestra

Conductor: Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir

Soloist: Chrissie Telma Guðmundsdóttir, violin

Male choir Fóstbræður, Male choir in Fjallabyggð, Male Choir of Dalvík

The concert will be repeated in Langholtskirkju in Reykjavik, Monday the 9th of July 2018 at 8.00 pm.