Icelandic rímur

Workshop with Bára Grímsdóttir and Chris Foster

Iceland has a unique form of epic ballads which were written and performed for hundreds of years, from mediaeval times onwards. Rímur are very long narrative songs, divided into sections with different verse patterns and melodies. In this workshop Bára and Chris presented the history and the poetry and music of rímur, played archive recordings and of course there were plenty of opportunities for everyone to sing.

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