The Folk Music Academy

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The Folk Music Academy – July 7 – 9 2022

International course on Icelandic Folk Music from July 1th to July 9th, free of charge.

Since 2006 the Folk Music Centre in Siglufjordur has organized a Folk Music Academy to coincide with the Folk Music Festival.

The main topics of the Folk Music Academy in Siglufjord will be the different types of Icelandic traditional and folk music, including rimur and tvisöngur (organum). Icelandic folk dances will also be introduced, as well as folk music arrangements and instrumental tradition.

Students of the Academy will also get to meet visiting artists from other countries who lecture on the traditional and folk music of their home country.

Thursday July 2022

09.00-11.00 – 

11.00-12.00  –

12.00-13.00  –  Pause

13.00-14.00  – 

14.00-15.00  –  

15.00-16.00  –  

Friday 8th July 2022

10.00-11.00  –  

11.00-12.00  –  

12.00-13.00  –  Pause

13.00-14.00 – 

14.00-15.00  –     

15.00-16.00  –  Icelandic folk instruments. Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson, Iceland

Saturday 9th July 2022

10.00-12.00  – 

Those students who wish to get merits from the University for the course must write a paper or do a project on Icelandic Folk Music and hand it in before the 15th of August. The paper can be in Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish or English. Registration by