The Folk Music Centre

        The Folk Music Academy Since 2006 the Folk Music Center in Siglufjordur  has organized a Folk Music Academy to coincide

Folk Music Academy

 

 

 

 





The Folk Music Academy

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.

For information on the Folk Music Academy 2016 click here. 

Folk Music Academy 2015 click here.

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