Pearls of Icelandic Song

Icelandic Art songs and folk music

Enjoy Icelandic songs of horses and outlaws, elves and ghosts, birds and nature, love and passion

This successful concert series brings you some of Iceland’s most celebrated musicians of the younger generation.

Pearls of Icelandic Song invite the audience to get acquainted with classical Icelandic music where the cream of Icelandic songs, folk songs, hymns and national songs are performed. The concerts come in slightly different variations but are all with English translations and moderation so foreign visitors can experience the exciting world of Icelandic music. Poets and songs are presented in English along with the stories behind the music. Performers are young talented local singers and pianists mixed with older and more experienced artists.

The concerts are suitable for people of all ages and take place the whole year, usually 4-5 times a month but during part of the summer the program takes place everyday in Eldborg.

The artistic director of the concerts is Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, opera singer.

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