Bára Grímsdóttir

Workshop: Icelandic folk music with Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster
Delving into the Icelandic song traditions of tvísöngur and rímur, as well as featuring traditional instruments like langspil and fiðla, this workshop is sure to be of interest to anyone curious about the folk music traditions of the land of ice and fire – Iceland!
All instruments are welcome to join the workshop.

Bára Grímsdóttir at the NHM 2011 (foto: Floris van der Meijs)

Bára Grímsdóttir singing at the NHM 2011 (foto: Floris van der Meijs)

Bára Grímsdóttir is regarded as one of the best traditional singers in Iceland: She grew up surrounded by folk songs, sung by her parents and grandparents at the family farm Grímstunga in Vatnsdalur. She is specially interested in the old rímur and kvæðalög styles of song, and is a well respected composer and arranger.
She plays the two traditional Icelandic instruments, fiðla and langspil, and also the Finnish kantele. Since 2000, Bára performs traditional Icelandic music together with Chris Foster in the duo FUNI.
Together, they have been teaching Icelandic music at previous Nordic Harp Meetings in Norway (2010, 2014), Denmark (2012, 2016), Sweden (2013) and Estonia (2017).

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