The Folk Music Academy – July 4 – 6 2019
International course on Icelandic Folk Music from July 4th to July 6th. The course will be held in English if needed.
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 4. July 2019
09.00-11.00 – Icelandic Rímur songs – Gunnsteinn Ólafsson
11.00-12.00 – Icelandic Tvisöngur, the Two-part organum – Örn Magnússon
12.00-13.00 – Pause
13.00-14.00 – Songs from the industrial revolution in the USA – Elizabeth Gaver, USA
14.00-15.00 – Norwegian Folk Music – Ragnar Heyerdahl and Astri Skarpengland
15.00-16.00 – Bjarni Thorsteinsson’s collection of folk music – Gunnsteinn Ólafsson
Friday 5. July 2019
10.00-11.00 – Serbian folk music – Jelena Ćirić, Serbia
11.00-12.00 – Religious Icelandic folk songs – Marta Halldórsdóttir
12.00-13.00 – Pause
13.00-14.00 – European songs of passion and protest – Johanna Zwaig, Noregi
14.00-15.00 – Improvisation. New approach to folk music – Anna Jónsdóttir, Ute Völker, Ursel Schlicht, Germany
15.00-16.00 – Icelandic folk instruments, Langspil and Fidla – Örn Magnússon
Saturday 6. July 2019
10.00-11.00 – Contradances from the USA – Felaboga, Norway
11.00-12.00 – Icelandic folk dances – Kolfinna Sigurvinsdóttir and Hulda Sverrisdóttir
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.