The Folk Music Centre

Folk Music Academy in Siglufjord, Iceland 1st - 6th of July

Folk Music Academy 2008

Folk Music Academy in Siglufjord, Iceland

1st - 6th of July 2008

 


                                                                                                                           

 

Schedule

 

 

Tuesday the 1st of July

       

20.00-22.00        Reception at the Folk Music Center in

                                    Siglufjord. Folk music collector Bjarni

                                    Þorsteinsson and his work introduced:

                                    Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

 

Wednesday 2nd of July

 

09.00-10.00                Oral tradition in Iceland: Rósa

                                    Þorsteinsdóttir

10.00-11.00        Rímur songs: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson, Rósa

                                    Þorsteinsdóttir

11.00-12.00        Rendezvous with a rimur singer: Steindór

                                    Andersen

       

13.00-14.00        Ballads: Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir

14.00-15.00        Folk Dances: Sigríður Valgeirsdóttir

15.00            Visit at the Herring Era Museum: Örlygur

                                    Kristfinnsson museum director

 

20.00-24.00        Concerts at the Folk Music Festival

 

Thursday 3rd og July

 

09.00-10.00        Improvisation with the voice: Sibyl Urbancic

10.00-12.00        Organum (Tvísöngur): Gunnsteinn Olafsson

       

13.00-14.00        Oriental music: Hanan EL-Shemouty, Egypt

14.00-15.00        Nursery rhymes and lullabies: Rósa

                                    Þorsteinsdóttir

15.00-16.00             Melodies to the Psalms of passion by

                                    Hallgrímur Pétursson: Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

 

20.00-24.00        Concerts at the Folk Music Festival

 

Friday 4th of July

 

10.00-12.00        From traditional music to new compositions.

                                    Work shop with Susanne Lundeng, Norway

 

13.00-14.00        Discussion: Folk music versus modern

                                    composition. Susanne Lundeng and Rolf

                                    Wallin composer, Norway

14.00-15.00        Instrumental music in Iceland: Gunnsteinn             

                                    Ólafsson and Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir

15.00-17.00        Work on Icelandic folk music in groups.

                                    Susanne Lundeng, Norway, Gunnsteinn

                                    Ólafsson.

 

20.00-24.00        Concerts at the Folk Music Festival

 

Saturday 5th of July

 

10.00-12.00            Vikivaki dancing. Kolfinna Sigurvinsdóttir

                    Flatfoot dances from Appalaichan

                                   Mountains: Phil Jamison, Hans-Hinrich

                                    Thedens and Elizabeth Gaver

 

13.00-17.00        Work on Icelandic folk music in groups.

                                    Susanne Lundeng, Norway, Gunnsteinn

                                    Ólafsson.

 

20.00            Participation at the “harvest evening”.

 

Sunday 6th of June    Concert and departure

 

Course on Icelandic Folk Music

www.siglo.is/festival

 

Organizer: Folk Music Center in Siglufjord, University of Iceland and The Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland.

The course is sponsored by the Scandinavian Culture Fond.

 

                                           

 

Date: 1st – 6th of July 2008

Language: English.

Fee: No fees are required.

Free admission to all concerts at the festival.

Free sleeping bag accommodation in Siglufjord.

10 travel grants.

Arrival in Reykjavik on June 30th, arrival in Siglufjord on July 1st

Departure from Siglufjord July 6th to Reykjavik, dep. from Reykjavik July 7th.

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