Artistic director: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

Soon the Good Days Will Return

Icelandic Songs

Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm

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Lilja Gudmundsdóttir soprano, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson bass and Ingileif Bryndís Thórsdóttir piano

Home, Sweet Home

Songs of Love and Longing during the Industrial Revolution

Boat House 9.30 pm

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The Quintett Felaboga, Norway: Elizabeth Gaver fiddel, Mattias Thedens  fiddle and banjo, Hans-Hinrich Thedens guitar and banjo, Paul Kirby banjo, Alix Cordray bass, chither harp and accordion

The Tender Voice

Meal Factory Grána 11.00 pm

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Inga Björk Ingadóttir performs her own songs for lyra and voice

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Childrens Concert

Siglufjord Church 5.15 pm

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Marta G. Halldórsdóttir and Örn Magnússon sing and play Icelandic folk songs. Free admission.

Ball Lightning and Zombies

Icelandic Folk Songs in New Arrangements

Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm

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Anna Jónsdóttir voice, Ute Völker accordion, Ursel Schlicht piano, Germany

Vive l’amour!

Songs of Passion and Protest From Around the World

Boat House 9.30 pm

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Johanna Zwaig voice and Ragnar Heyerdahl violin, Norway

Swimming in Thoughts

Meal Factory Grána 11.00 pm

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Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir is a professional viola player but here she sings her own songs and plays the guitar.

Friday 5th of July 2019

Folk Music Centre, Nordurgata 1 at 5.00 pm

By good weather, participants of the festival meet to sing and dance.

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Wonders of Fjördur District

Icelandic Folk Songs and new Music

Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm

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Marteinn Sindri Jónsson voice and guitar, Óttar Sæmundsen bass, Albert Finnbogason percussion and Daníel Fridrik Bödvarsson guitar

Tales from a Poplar Tree

Songs by Ösp Eldjárn

Boat House 9.30 pm

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Ösp Eldjárn voice, Örn Eldjárn electric guitar, Ásdís Arnardóttir cello, Valeria Pozzo violin and voice

The Catcher in the Bluegrass

Bluegrass Music of USA

Raudka Coffee House 11.00 pm

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The Band Strá-kurr

Ingólfur Kristjánsson voice and guitar, Gudlaug Thórsdóttir voice, Jóna Thórsdóttir voice and accorion, Bolli Thórsson flute, Konstantín Shcherbak mandolin, Stefán Yngvason banjó-guitar, Jón Gunnar Thorsteinsson bass and Ari Agnarsson drums

Saturday 6th of July 2019

Dancing in the Church Attic

Siglufjord Church 10.00-12.00 am

Iclelandic Folk Dances and American Counter Dances. Open for all, adults and children.

War and Other Pieces

New Works for Mixed Choir

Siglufjord Church 2.00 pm

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Klidur Choir, Iceland. Principal conductor: Jelena Ćirić

Mothers and Maidens

Icelandic Folk Songs

Siglufjord Church 3.30 pm

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Lilja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir voice,  Gudbjörg Hlín Gudmundsdóttir violin, Alexandra Kjeld bass and Arngerdur María Árnadóttir harp and organ

These Islands Will Newer Drown

Swedish Songs from Finland

Folk Music Centre 3.30 pm

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The siblings Alli and Volter Pylkkö, Finland, play on violins. Free admission.


Music in 2000 years from Hildegard von Bingen to Harry Partch

Arr. by Gyda Valtýsdóttir

Boat House 5.00 pm

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Gyda Valtysdottir voice and cello, Daníel Bödvarsson guitar, Julian Sartorius drums

Harvest Evening of the Folk Music Festival

Boat House 8.30 pm

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Artists of the Folk Music Festival sing and play. Special guests: Norwegian folk music singer Astri Skarpengland and the Rimur singers from Siglufjord and Olafsfjord.

American Country Ball with Felaboga, Norway

Caller: Alix Cordray

Coffee House Raudka 11.00 pm

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Felaboga, Norway: Elizabeth Gaver fiddle, Mattias Thedens  fiddle and banjo, Hans-Hinrich Thedens guitar and banjo, Paul Kirby banjo, Alix Cordray bass, cither, harpe and accordion

Sunday 7th of July 2019

Concert of the Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra

Siglufjord Church 2.00 pm

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Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson: Flekar (first performance)

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses

Antonin Dvorak: Concerto for cello and orchestra. Steiney Sigurdardóttir cello

Conductor: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

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The concert will be repeated in Langholtskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Monday the 8th of July at 8 pm.

Exhibition on instruments making

Svavar Garri Kristjánsson violinmaker depicts his instruments in the Folk Music Centre, Nordurgata 1, Friday the 5th of July and Saturday the 6th of July from 2.00-5.00 pm.

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Picture on top of page by Gunnar Júl.