Concerts 2021

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SIGLUFJÖRÐUR FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

LET’S SING AND DANCE

Artistic director: Gunnsteinn Olafsson

Siglufjörður Folk Music Festival aftermovie 2017

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Siglufjord Church 8.00 – 9.00 pmSigurður Helgi Oddsson PianoOddur Jónsson (logo)-1

Jon Leifs accompanied by Mahler

Songs by Jon Leifs and Gustav Mahler

Oddur Arnthor Jonsson baritone and Sigurdur Helgi Oddsson piano

The Boat House 9.30 – 10.30 pmUwe Eschner gítar og Axel Meyer gítar FIX

South American ballads

Uwe Eschner guitar and Axel Meyer guitar, Germany

The Meal Factory Grána 11.00 – 12.00 pm

Tónlistarnám dýrmætt veganesti
Kristín Lárusdóttir

On life’s tragic slippery slope

Rimur chanter and cellist Kristín Lárusdóttir

Thursday 8th of July 2021

Siglufjordur Church 17.15 – 18.00SISU mynd 2Öyönn Groven Myhren mynd

The Magic Drum. Story for children in music, words and pictures. World premier.

Free admission.

Øyonn Groven Myhren folk music singer and SISU percussion ensemble, Norway. Narrator: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

Siglufjord Church 8.00 – 9.00 pmIMG_0284

Listener’s Delight. Songs of food, summertime and love by Thorunn Gudmundsdottir.

Björk Nielsdóttir soprano, Erla Dora Vogler mezzosoprano, Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson tenor, Hafsteinn Thorolfsson baritone, Eva Thyri Hilmarsdottir piano

The Boat House 9.30 – 10.30 pmJÆJA mynd JAEJA photo

White Water Rapids

Folk Music Band JAEJA, England

Kieran Towers fiddle, Evan Davies mandolin, Sam Quintana bass, Bragi Olafsson guitar

Siglufjord Church 11.00 – 12.00 pmÖyönn Groven Myhren mynd

The Runic Stroke. A Norwegian ballad about the destiny of a bride on her wedding day.

Øyonn Groven Myhren singer and lyre and SISU percussion ensemble, Norway

Friday 9th of July 2021

Folk Music Centre 5.00-6.00 pm

Dance and singing at the Folk Music Centre (by good weather)

Boathouse 8.00 – 9.00 pmRagnheiður Gröndal mynd 2

Enchanted Children. Icelandic folk music in new arrangements by Ragnheidur Gröndal

Ragnheidur Gröndal vocals, piano, Gudmundur Petursson guitar, Haukur Gröndal clarinet, Kjartan Valdemarsson piano and Matthías Hemstock percussion

Siglufjord church 9.30 – 10.30 pmTríó Amasía

Music Between Times of War

Trio Amasia

Ármann Helgason clarinet, Helen Erlendsdóttir violin and Thröstur Thorbjörnsson guitar

Restaurant Rauðka 11.00 – 12.00 pmSkuggamyndir frá Býsans mynd 2

Dancing on the Balkans

Silhouettes of Byzantine

Asgeir Asgeirsson saz, bouzouki, Haukur Gröndal clarinet, Eric Quick percussion and Thorgrímur Jonsson double bass

Saturday 10th of July 2021

Siglufjord Church 10.00 – 12.00 am

Norwegian Folk Dances. Free admission. Øyonn Groven Myhren.

Siglufjord Church 2.00 – 3.00 pmPassepartout+Duo+(Nicoletta+Favari+&+Christopher+Salvito)hafdisbjarnadottir

Surrounding Sounds of Sheep

Music by Hafdis Bjarnadottir and the Icelandic domestic sheep

Passepartout Duo, Italy and Hafdis Bjarnadottir

Nicoletta Favari synthesizers, Christopher Salvito percussion, Hafdis Bjarnadottir electric guitar

Folk Music Centre 3.30 – 4.30 pmKvæðamannafélagið Ríma Þjóðlagahátíðin 2019 mynd 2

Coffee time with folksingers. Rimur chanters from Siglufjördur and Olafsfjördur present a new CD.

Siglufjord Church 5.00 – 6.00 pmKólga_folk

The Blooming Heather. Hommage paid to Nonni from South River in Olafsfjördur.

Folk Music Band Kolga

Kristin Sigurjonsdóttir violin and vocals, Jon Kjartan Ingolfsson double bass and vocals, Magni Fridrik Gunnarsson guitar and vocals, Helgi Thor Ingason accordeon and vocals.

Boat House 8.30 – 10.00 pmDuo Brasil vetrar mynd

Final evening. Artists of the Folk Music Festival take part in the concert.

Special guests: Duo Brasil (Guito Thomas guitar and Rodrigo Lopes percussion)

The Meal Factory Grána 10.30 – 11.00 pmSISU mynd 1

Midsommer night rattle

Percussion trio SISU, Norway, plays on the machines of the meal factory.

Tomas Nilsson, Bjørn Skansen and Bjørn-Christian Svarstad percussion, Norway.

Sunday 11th of July 2021

Siglufjord Church 2.00 – 4.00 pmHulda Jónsdóttir myndHalldór Eldjárn mynd

Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra

Halldor Eldjarn: A Youth Symphony (World Premiere)

Florence Price: 2nd Violin Concerto (Iceland Premiere)

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 – To the New World

Hulda Jonsdottir violin

Conductor: Gunnsteinn Olafsson

Gunnsteinn mynd lit