The Folk Music Centre

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjord takes place from 2nd to 6th of July 2014   Artistic director: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson Festival

Folk Music Festival 2014


The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjord takes place from 2n
d to 6th of July 2014 
 

Artistic director: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson


Festival Management: Mónika Dís Árnadóttir



Wednesday the 2nd of July 2014

Town Square 1.00 pm
Hill walking

Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm
Rimur and strings
Steindór Andersen rimur chanter
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson keyboard and arrangements
Geirþrúður Ása Guðjónsdóttir violin
Gróa Valdimarsdóttir violin
Ásdís Hildur Runólfsdóttir viola
Hildur Heimisdóttir cello

Boat House, Herring Era Museum, 9.30 pm
Klezmer Music
The band Klezmer Kaos, París
Heiða Björg Jóhannsdóttir clarinet and vocals
Charles Rapport violin
Sylvian Plommet double bass
Adrian Iordan accordeon
Simon Valmort percussion

Grána, Herring Era Museum, 11.00 pm
The Raven on the Roof
New music inspired by icelandic nature, history and music heritage 
Kristín Lárusdóttir cello and computer

Thursday the 3rd of July 2014

Restaurant Allinn, Town Square, 5.15 pm
Dog missing
Childrens concert

Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm
Icelandic folk songs and new Icelandic music
Hlín Pétursdóttir soprano
Ásdís Hildur Runólfsdóttir viola
Snorri Sigfús Birgisson piano

Boat House, Herring Era Museum, 9.30 pm
French Chansons
The Band Klezmer Kaos, Paris
Heiða Björg Jóhannsdóttir clarinet and vocals
Charles Rapport violin
Sylvian Plommet double bass
Adrian Iordan accordeon
Simon Valmort percussion

Siglufjord Church 11.00 pm
Mogil
Experimental music
Heiða Árnadóttir vocals
Hilmar Jensson guitar
Joachim Badenhorst clarinet
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir viola
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson trumpet

Friday the 4th of July 2014

Town Square 5.00 pm
Joyful singing and dancing


Siglufjord Church 8.00 pm
New Icelandic Folk Songs
Music by Evan Fein, USA
Lyrics by Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson
Bragi Bergþórsson tenor
Evan Fein piano

Boat House, Herring Era Museum, 9.30 pm
The Reykjavik Accordeon Quintet
Álfheiður Gló Einarsdóttir
Haukur Hlíðberg
Halldór Pétur Davíðsson
Flemming Viðar Valmundsson
Jónas Ásgeir Ásgeirsson


Restaurant Allinn, Town Square, 11.00 pm
Wild-sheeps
Theatrical music by Árni Hjartarson
Vocal quartet Wild-sheeps
Kristjana Arngrímsdóttir, Íris Ólöf Sigurjónsdóttir
Kristján Hjartarson, Hjörleifur Hjartarson
Daníel Þorsteinsson accordeon
Eiríkur Stephensen double bass
Kristján og Hjörleifur Hjartarsynir guitar
Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir violin
Árni Hjartarson percussion


Saturday the 5th of July 2014

Upper school house in Hlidavegur 10.00-12.00 am
Learning French medieval dances
The French trio Le Miroir de Musique, plays
Tobie Miller recorder, hurdy-gurdy, vocals
Babtiste Romain medieval fiddle, bagpipes
Mathias Spoerry voice, percussion
Dance instructor: Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir

Folk Music Centre, Nordurgata 1, 2.00 pm
Dances from the Faroe Islands  
Group of dancers from the Faroe Islands

Centre of Poem, Tungata 5, 2.00 pm
The Poem comes long and narrow
Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir sings her own songs and arrangements 

Restaurant Rauðka, Red house at the harbor, 2.00 pm
Music by Serge Gainsbourg 
Unnur Sara Eldjárn vocals
Daníel Helgason guitar
Alexandra Kjeld double bass
Halldór Eldjárn percussion

Folk Music Centre, Nordurgata 1, 3.30 pm
Rimur chanting with Steindór Andersen
Rimur chanters meet and chant together

Restaurant Allinn, Town Square, 3.30 pm
To the God of Love
French medieval songs
The French trio Le Miroir de Musique
Tobie Miller recorder, hurdy-gurdy, vocals
Babtiste Romain medieval fiddle, bagpipes
Mathias Spoerry voice, percussion

Restaurant Rauðka, Red house at the harbor, 3.30 pm
Music of mourning and merry dances
The band Mandolin
Sigríður Ásta Árnadóttir accordeon and vocals
Ástvaldur Traustason accordeon
Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir violin and vocals
Magnús Pálsson clarinet
Óskar Sturluson guitar
Alexandra Kjeld double bass and vocals

Siglufjord Church 5.00 pm
Childrens opera Baldursbrá (Daisy) - concert performance. Premier
(Über die Kinderoper auf deutsch)
By Gunnsteinn Ólafsson and Böðvar Guðmundsson
The opera is partly based on Icelandic folk songs
Daisy: Fjóla Kristín Nikulásardóttir soprano
Whimbrel: Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson tenor
Fox: Ágúst Ólafsson baritone
Ram: Davíð Ólafsson bass
Childrens choir and chamber orchestra
Conductor: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson
The childrens opera will be repeated in Langholt Church, Reykjavik, on 9th of July at 8.00 pm

The opera is sponsored by the Palmi Jonsson Nature Found, Reykjavik Municipality, Cultural Council of Kopavogur, The Composers Found of 365 Media and FÍH.

Boat House, Herring Era Museum, 5.00 pm 
Male Choir from Nólsey, Faroe Islands
Conductor: Hilmar Joensen

Boat House, Herring Era Museum, 8.30 pm
Final evening
Artists attending the festival play and sing

Restaurant Allinn, Town Square, 11.00 pm
Dancing in the light night
Byzantine Silhouette
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson guitar
Haukur Gröndal clarinet
Boris Zgurovsky accordeon
Claudio Spieler percussion

Sunday the 6th of July 2014

Siglufjord Church 2.00 pm
Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ungfonia
Jón Leifs: Icelandic rimur dances
Edouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, violin concerto
Georges Bizet: L'Arlesienne, Suite no. 2
Páll Palomares violin
Conductor: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
 
The concert will be repeated in Langholt Church, Reykjavik, on 8th of July at 8.00 pm

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjord is sponsored by Fjallabyggd Municipality, Alliance Francaise Iceland, the French Ambassy in Iceland and WOW Air. 

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