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Lux Illuxit to the Folk Music Festival of Siglufjordur July 1st - 5th 2015

Lux Illuxit, which premiered in Oslo 2014, was invited to the The Folk Music Festival of Siglufjordur to play several concerts from July 1st – 5th 2015

The festival is a five days music event held annually in Siglufjordur North Iceland. The main focus is on Icelandic and Scandinavian folk music as well as world music and folk dances. 15-20 concerts are held in different locations of the town, like the church, theatres, club venues and the Herring Era Museum.

Here’s our venue on the opening day of the festival: The Herring Museum.

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Get in at the Herring museum. Anders Røine with the Hardanger fiddle. Ivar Örn Sverrisson sound chequing.

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The next days we played in the church, in the dance hall, held a lecture and played at the boat in the Herring Museum again!

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The Folk Music Center of Siglufjordur also organizes a Folk Music Academy in conjunction with the University of Iceland, to coincide with the Folk Music Festival. Elisabeth Holmertz and Elisabeth Vatn gave a lecture about ”The Music at the time of St. Olav” while Poul Høxbro – our flute and drum player gave norwegian dance lectures together with Øyonn Groven Myhren, another Norwegian artist who came to the festival to sing with her and Poul’s duo.

Here: running along the extraordinary paths in the mountain sides of Siglufjordur.

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A pittoresque moment in Siglufjordur!

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And after playing in the city of the Herring, next stop, according to the map, seems to be The North Pole!

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www.folkmusik.is/en

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