Íslandsklukkur – Instrumental Icelandic Folk Music

The folk music of Iceland has a long standing history, with many songs dating back to at least the 14th century. The main themes around which most of the folk compositions revolve are often represented by the Norse mythology (including mythical creatures such as elves or huldufólk – i.e. hidden people – as well as trolls), but also, among others, love, the changing of the seasons, or sailors and ships.

Skógar village museum, Iceland. Image source: www.pixabay.com

Specific Icelandic traditional instruments are langspil and fiðla which are used to accompany vocal compositions. Below you can listen to a 52 minute Icelandic folk music album uploaded on Youtube.

Tracklist:

  1. Íslandsklukkur
  2. Á Sprengisandi
  3. Dýravisur
  4. Ólafur Liljurós
  5. Ísland Farsælda Frón
  6. Íslandsljóð
  7. Tröllaslagur
  8. Tyrkjaránið
  9. Fann Ég Á Fjalli (Óskasteinar)
  10. Sofa Urtubörn
  11. Bí Bí Og Blaka
  12. Heyr, Himna Smiður
  13. Allsherjargoðinn Kvaddur
  14.  Ó, Mín Flaskan Fríða
  15. Völuvisa
  16. Sá Ég Spóa
  17. Sofðu Unga Ástin Min
  18. Krummavísur
  19. Íslandsvindar
  20. Lilja
  21. Maístjarnan
  22. Ísland Er Land Þitt

Credits

  • Bassoon – Rúnar Vilbergsson
  • Bodhrán, Drums, Percussion – Eggert Pálsson
  • Cello – Sigurður Halldórsson
  • Choir – Útilegumannakórinn
  • Contrabass – Birgir Bragason
  • Engineer/Recording – Guðmundur Guðjónsson, Jens Hansson
  • Fiddle – Dan Cassady
  • Flute – Martial Nardeau
  • Instrumentation – Tröllasveitin
  • Keyboards – Hjörtur Howser, Jens Hansson
  • Mixing – Gunnar Smári
  • Producer – Magnús Þór Sigmundsson, Rafn R. Jónsson
  • Tambourine – Egill Örn Rafnsson
  • Violin – Símon Kuran

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