Voces Thules in Siglufjörður at last…

From Siglufjörður - The manager of VT,Arngerður Árnadóttir, on stage, playing.It was about time Voces Thules participated in the Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörður in the Nort part of Iceland.  The festival was on for the 12th time this summer and was a big success. Voces Thules performed in a part of the Museum in Siglufjörður called The Boat House and the stage was an old fishing boat from the time when Siglufjörður was the most important Herring-harbour in Iceland and probably in the whole world. The audience filled the Boat house, sitting on the piers. The title of the festival was “Let there be danced” so Voces Thules dedicated a part of the program to the old, Icelandic dance songs, Vikivaki, in addition to a traditional Icelandic medieval Music.

Here you can see (in Icelandic, sorry) brief critics about the Concert.  Mr. Jónas Sen, who wrote the article in Fréttablaðið, stated that the concert was unique and entertaining. The instruments used were miscellaneous and so was the music. It was like being brought back in time to listen to this music. This concert was in a nutshell what you expect from a festival like this. The arrangements where exciting.  Also he mentioned that the audience was given insight to the music of Iceland in the middle age.

Thingvellir Church Concert

Voces Thules gave a Church concert in Thingvellir-church July 5th 2011. The Concert was a part of a program “Tuesdays in Thingvellir – Church” which has become quite popular.  Every seat in the Church was taken and outside the Church some 40-50 attendees who did not manage to get one of the  50 seats available in the Church, enjoyed the Concert outdoors.  The management of Voces Thules took a brave decision and moved the second half of the concert outdoors. Visitors in Thingvellir (Thingvellir), which where many this beautiful summer evening, did get an extra bit of Icelandic culture visiting Thingvellir this Tuesday-evening in the Midnight sun.

Stefánshellir, Voces Thules and IsNord

You sometimes find yourself performing in not so traditional places and that happened June 12th when Voces Thules gave a concert in Stefánshellir, a large cave in the Hallmundarhraun. The concert was a part of the IsNord-music festival.
Frá Stefánshelli, námuljósin komu sér vel til að sjá á nóturnar