Course on Icelandic Folk Music and music from other countries
Time: 1st to 5th of July 2015.
Location: Siglufjord Church, 3rd floor.
The main topics of the Folk Music Academy in Siglufjord will be the different types of Icelandic folk music, including ordinary folk songs, rimur songs, tvisöngur (two part organum), folk dances
and psalms. The course also includes lectures on folk music from other countries, given by artists visiting the Folk Music Festival in Siglufjord wich will take place at the same time. Lectures will
take place in English.
Wednesday 1st of July
16.00-17.00 Reception at the Folk Music Centre, Nordurgata 1. Folk Music Collector Bjarni Thorsteinsson and his work introduced. Gunnsteinn Olafsson.
Thursday 2nd of July
9.00-11.00 Rimur chanting. Gudrun Ingimundardottir, Iceland
11.00-12.00 Icelandic folk dances. Kolfinna Sigurvinsdóttir, Iceland
13.00-14.00 Music from stave churches in Norway. Concert in Siglufjord Church
14.00-15.00 Runo Songs from Estonia. Kristiina Ehin, Estonia
15.00-16.00 Icelandic folk songs. Gunnsteinn Olafsson, Iceland
Friday the 3rd of July
10.00-11.00 Tvísöngur (Two part organum). Gudrun Ingimundardottir, Iceland
11.00-12.00 St. Olav in Norway and music of his time. Elisabeth Vatn
13.00-14.00 Scottish Folk Music. Jamie Laval, USA
14.00-15.00 Scandinavian musictradition in former times. Poul Höxbro, Denmark and Öyonn Grove, Norway
15.00-16.00 Icelandic folk instruments. Hildur Heimisdottir, Iceland
Saturday the 4th of July
10.00-12.00 Folk Dances from Scottland. Jamie Laval, USA and Scandinavian Folk Dances. Poul Höxbro, Denmark and Öyonn Groven, Norway
Sunday the 5th of July 2014