The Folk Music Centre

The Folk Music Academy 7th to 9th of July 2016 Thursday 7th of July 2015

Folk Music Academy 2016

The Folk Music Academy 7th to 9th of July 2016


Thursday 7th of July 2015
09.00 - 11.00 The tradition of singing Rimur songs. Bára Grímsdóttir. 
11.00 - 12.00  Spanish music for the guitar. Francisco Javier Jáuregui
13.00 - 14.00 Spanish folk songs and arrangements. Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir. 
14.00 - 15.00 Scandinavian folk music. Hum Trio. 
15.00 - 16.00 Bjarni Þorsteinsson and his collection of Icelandic folk songs. Gunnsteinn Ólafsson. 
20.00 - 24.00 Concerts

Friday 7th of July 2016
10.00 - 11.00 The Icelandic Tvísöngur. Guðrún Ingimundardóttir.
 11.00 - 12.00 Nursery Rhymes in Iceland Bára Grímsdóttir. 
13.00 - 14.00 Norwegian music for the violin. Ragnar Heyerdahl Norway
14.00 - 15.00 English Folk Music. Chris Foster. 
15.00 - 16.00 Langspil and Icelandic fiddle. Chris Foster. 
20.00 - 24.00 Concerts

Saturday 9th of July 2016
10.00 - 12.00 Icleandic folk dances. Kolfinna Sigurvinsdóttir. 
14.00 - 24.00 Concerts 

Price list for Folk Music Academy, courses and concerts

Since 2006 the Folk Music Center 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,  tvisöngur, children’s songs, and psalms. Icelandic  folk dances will also be introduced, as well as folk  music arrangements, vocal improvisation 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.

The concluding event of the Academy is the "Harvest night,” where artists, guests and students of the Academy and work shops, will perform.

The course is a part of the teaching program at the Iceland University of Education. Those students that 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, Norwegian, Swedish or English. Students can choose one of the teachers of the Academy to collaborate with.


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