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June 9th – August 21st 2015


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SUMMARTÓNAR 2015 This year we celebrate the 24rd Summartónar festival Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld (Association of Faroese Composers) organizes the annual Summartónar festival all over the Faroe Islands. With its focus on composition, the Summartónar festival is a continuous, vital dynamo in the development of Faroese music. The 2014 festival programme reflects its role as a platform for new works by Faroese composers, many of them first performances. In the past few years, Summartónar has also presented improvised music, as well as contemporary folk music. Contents Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Composers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Other information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prices: See programme for admission to events.

Special Offer: Summartónar Discount Card A Summartónar Discount Card gives 12 concert tickets for 500 DKK. The card may be used by more than one person.

NB: Tickets for Concerto Grotto and Cultural Evenings in Gjáargarður are not included in this offer. Children under 16 and music school students admitted free to all concerts except Concerto Grotto and Cultural Evenings in Gjáargarður. Artistic director: Kristian Blak Layout by veingir Print: Føroyaprent Cover photography by Ditte Mathilda Joensen 2


Aldubáran (FO), Alda Magna (FO), Anders Hjuler (DK), Andreas Tykjær Restorff (FO), Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (FO), Arnold Ludvig (FO), Arnold Ludvig Sextet (FO/DK/FR/Togo), Benjamin (FO), Bengt Forsberg (SE), Biedermeier Duo (FO), Blue Grass Brass Band (FO), Brandur Enni (FO), Budam (FO), Dávur Juul Magnussen (FO), Drífa Hansen & Ólavur Jakobsen (FO), Edvard Nyholm Debess (FO), Eskil Romme (DK), Fiona mackenzie & brian ó hEadhra (sco), Greek Ensemble (GR), Guðrið Hansdóttir (FO), Hamferð (FO), Hanus G. Johansen (FO), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (FO), Heiðrun Petersen & Jóhannes Andreasen (FO), Herluf Lützen & Agnar Lamhauge (FO), Himmerland (DK/PL/Ghana), holgar (FO), Høgni Reistrup (FO), Jákup Eli (FO), James Hicks (USA), Janus á Húsagarði (FO), Jože Kotar & Luca Ferrini (SL/ IT), Kim Kristensen (FO), Kvonn (FO), Lív Næs (FO), Ólavur Jakobsen (FO), kata (fo), Kamartrioin (FO), Kátir Kallar (FO), Kristian Blak (FO), Magnus (FO), Mare Duo (DE), Marius Ziska (FO), Martin Seier-Pedersen, Bjørn Heebøll & Torleik Mortensen (FO/DK), MiraKvartetten (DK/SE), MonkeyRat (FO, Norðan (DE, FO), Panayiotis Demopoulos (GR), Piotr Damasiewicz (PL), Sámal Petersen (FO), Sange fra fortiden (FO/DK), Simon Spang-Hanssen (DK), Stanley Samuelsen & Jens Jefsen (FO/DK), Svabonio (UK/FO), Thomas Loefke (DE), Tjant (FO), Tóra Vestergaard & Mattias Kapnas (FO), Trio Estera (PL/DK/FO), Tróndur Enni (FO), Uni Debess (FO), Vokaloktetten KorLuren (NO), Yggdrasil (SE/PL/DK/FO)

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Photography by Ditte Mathilda Joensen

Summartónar is organized by Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld (Association of Faroese Composers) in collaboration with Norlurlandahúsið í Føroyum (The Nordic House)


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CONCERT VENUES Photography by Ditte Mathilda Joensen

Concert Venues FUGLAFJØRÐUR GJÓGV GØTA hattarvík HESTUR Kirkja Kirkjubøur KLAKSVÍK Mikladalur MYKINES NÓLSOY Runavík SANDUR Svínoy toftir TÓRSHAVN tvøroyri

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Wednesdays JUNE-AUGUST

Special events:

CULTURAL EVENINGS Summartónar and the guesthouse Gjáargarður organize Cultural Evenings each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event includes music, meal and traditional Faroese dance Booking in advance at www.gjaargardur.fo or telephone +298 423171

in GJÓGV

See programme for these concerts Wednesdays from June 10th to August 19th

Photography by Devid Rotasperti

Tickets at TUTL shop, Niels Finsens gøta 9c, 100 Tórshavn, shop@tutl.com, and at www.tutl.com www.gjaargarður.fo

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Wednesdays JUNE-AUGUST

Special events:

northern islands In 2015 Summartónar presents 3 special concert trips to the scenic Northern islands of Svínoy and Fugloy. See programme for these concerts June 12th, July 24th and August 14th For travel information see www.ssl.fo Suggested itinerary Friday: - From Hvannasund 08.45 (arrive Svínoy approx. 09.15) - From Svínoy 15.15 (arrive Hattarvík approx. 15.45) - Walking 17.00 (approx. 1 hour to Kirkja) Return: 2 alternatives 1) Friday: From Kirkja approximately 19.30 (arrive Hvannasund approx. 20.30) 2) or stay overnight - Saturday: From Kirkja approximately 09.45 (arrive Hvannasund approx. 10.45) For lodging please contact guesthouse Fuglurin: telephone (+298) 226352 Tickets including fare on Ritan: 145 kr available at Kunningarstovan (Tourist Information) Klaksvík www.visitnordoy.fo (+298) 456939, on board Ritan or at Tutl shop@tutl.com Meal available in Svínoy at noon, and evening in Kirkja.To be prebooked at Kunningarstovan

Hattarvík Kirkja

Hvannasund

Svínoy

Tickets at TUTL shop, Niels Finsens gøta 9c, 100 Tórshavn, shop@tutl.com, and at www.tutl.com www.visitnordoy.fo

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SUMMARTÓNAR 2015 Tuesday 9 June

TÓRSHAVN

HESTUR

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Marius Ziska: Hans Marius Weihe Ziska (vocal, guitar), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Magnus Johannesen (piano), Sakaris E. Joensen (synth, vocal), Allan Tausen (guitar, vocal), Mikael Blak (bass), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) (Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Kim Kristensen (keyboard)

1–6 p.m. 450,-

TÓRSHAVN VESTURKIRKJAN Sámal Petersen (violin) Classical

7.30 p.m. FREE

Wednesday 10 June GJÓGV GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Sámal Petersen (violin) Classical

Friday 12 June SVÍNOY (for more information see p. 7) BYGDARHÚSIÐ 10.30 a.m 50,Greek Ensemble: Charalambis Gloo (voice, keyboards), Nicola Harrington (violin, voice), Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (guitar) Folk SVÍNOY KIRKJAN 1 p.m FREE Biedermeier Duo: Nikolaos Kapnas (violin), Bo Isholm (guitar) Classical

HATTARVÍK KIRKJAN Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes) Classical

4 p.m. FREE

KIRKJA KIRKJAN 6.30 p.m. FREE Greek Ensemble: Charalambis Gloo (voice, keyboards), Nicola Harrington (violin, voice), Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (organ) Classical

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Saturday 13 June TÓRSHAVN VESTURKIRKJAN Nicola Harrington (organ)

11.30 a.m. FREE

Sunday 14 June NÓLSOY MAGGIE’s 5 p.m. 50,Greek Ensemble: Charalambis Gloo (voice, keyboards), Nicola Harrington (violin, voice), Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (piano) Folk/Classical

Monday 15 June TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Greek Ensemble: Charalambis Gloo (voice, keyboards), Nicola Harrington (violin, voice), Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (piano) Folk/Classical

Tuesday 16 June HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV 1–6 p.m. 450,(alternatively Nólsoy / Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Panayiotis Demopoulos (keyboard)

TÓRSHAVN HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Greek Jazz Music: Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (piano) Jazz


Faroese Stamps - Total Solar Eclipse

Mini-sheet issued in connection with the Total Solar Eclipse on 20 March 2015. Date of issue: 11.03.2015 Design & engraving: Martin Mörck, Sweden Price: 36 DKK

On 20 March 2015 a Total Solar Eclipse covered the Faroe Islands in darkness at 9.41 am. Seeing a total solar eclipse is perhaps one of the most spectacular astronomical and natural phenomena that you will ever see.

Posta Stamps Óðinshædd 2 FO-100 Tórshavn Faroe Islands Tel. +298 346200 Fax. +298 346201 stamps@posta.fo

Multilingual Website www.stamps.fo CN-DE-DK-ES-FO-FR-UK

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Wednesday 17 June

MYKINES

GJÓGV

KIRKJAN 3 p.m. FREE Aldubáran: Andrea Heindriksdóttir (flute), Christina Andersen (bassoon), Angelika Nielsen (viola) Classical

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Nikolos Demopoulos (flutes), Panayiotis Demopoulos (piano) Classical

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,MonkeyRat ft. Elin B. Heinesen: Anna Iachino (vocals), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Rúni Eysturlíð (guitar), Brandur Jacobsen (drums), Elin B. Heinesen (special guest singer) Funk/jazz

Thursday 18 June TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Kvonn: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Sharon Weiss (recorder), Ívar Bærentsen (mandolin), Kristian Blak (piano), Mikael Blak (bass) Folk

FUGLAFJØRÐUR MENTANARHÚSIÐ Sámal Petersen (violin) Classical

8 p.m. 50,-

Friday 19 June TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Kátir Kallar: Herluf Lützen (guitar), Magnus Johannesen (piano), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

KLAKSVÍK SPANIASTOVA 9 p.m. 50,Mare Duo: Annika Hinsche (mandolin), Fabian Hinsche (guitar) Classical

Saturday 20 June TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 4 p.m. 100,Mare Duo: Annika Hinsche (mandolin), Fabian Hinsche (guitar) Classical

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GØTA TØTING 9 p.m. 100,Marius Ziska: Hans Marius Weihe Ziska (vocal, guitar), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Allan Tausen (bass, vocal), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

Sunday 21 June NÓLSOY MAGGIE'S 5 p.m. 50,Mare Duo: Annika Hinsche (mandolin), Fabian Hinsche (guitar) Classical

Monday 22 June TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Aldubáran: Andrea Heindriksdóttir (flute), Christina Andersen (bassoon), Angelika Nielsen (viola) Classical

Tuesday 23 June HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)

TÓRSHAVN HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Alda Magna: Kim Kristensen (piano), Leivur Thomsen (guitar), Bjarki Meitil (bass), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

Wednesday 24 June TÓRSHAVN LISTASAVN FØROYA 7.30 p.m. 50,SUMMARKVØLD VIÐ LIST (Summer evening with art) Biedermeier Duo: Nikolaos Kapnas (violin), Bo Isholm (guitar) Classical


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01 AVE (3:18) OYÐIN from Ave (Benjamin Petersen) © HJF372

09 BUDAM

THE MAN WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING from Man (3:15) (Budam) © HJF258

02 KÁRI SVERRISSON (4:30) LÍVIÐ ER JÚST TAÐ, SUM TAÐ ER from Nøkur fá fet afturat (Jóanes Nielsen / Kári Sverrisson) © SHD149 03 KVONN (3:42)

10 HAMFERÐ EVST from Evst (5:52) (Hamferð) © HJF316

11 MPIRI

NÁTTARFRIÐUR from Asbest (2:05) (Goethe. Trans. J.H.O.Djurhuus / Pauli í Sandagerði) © FKT024

WRIGLEYS from Hvonn (Ívar Bærentsen) © SHD077

12 ÓLAVUR JAKOBSEN

04 DÁNJAL

COURANTE from Awake, my Soul, and Sound your Strings (1:50) (Sunleif Rasmussen) © FKT061

RAINDROPS from Time (4:56) (Dánjal) © HJF478

13 ÓLAVUR JAKOBSEN

05 HØGNI REISTRUP

VEGURIN from Áðrenn vit hvørva (4:14) (Høgni Reistrup) © HJF309

GIGUE from Awake, my Soul, and Sound your Strings (3:09) (Sunleif Rasmussen) © FKT061

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programme

GJÓGV

TÓRSHAVN

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Aldubáran: Andrea Heindriksdóttir (flute), Christina Andersen (bassoon), Angelika Nielsen (viola) Classical

NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 4 p.m. 100,Aldubáran (sinfonietta), Bernharður Wilkinson (conductor) Classical

Thursday 25 June TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Stanley Samuelsen (vocal, guitar), Jens Jefsen (bass) Folk

RUNAVÍK BÓKASAVNIÐ VIÐ LØKIN 8 p.m. 50,Kamartrioin: Monika Stauss Joensen (violin), Kenneth Jones (trumpet), Birgitte Schnakenburg (piano) Classical

Friday 26 June GØTA TØTING 9 p.m. 100,Stanley Samuelsen (vocal, guitar), Jens Jefsen (bass) Folk

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,BUDAM : Búi Dam (vocal, guitar), Magnus Johannessen (accordion), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

MIKLADALUR KÓPAKONAN 5 p.m. FREE Alda Magna: Kim Kristensen (piano), Leivur Thomsen (guitar), Bjarki Meitil (bass), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

KLAKSVÍK SPANIASTOVA 9 p.m. 50,Alda Magna: Kim Kristensen (piano), Leivur Thomsen (guitar), Bjarki Meitil (bass), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

Saturday 27 June TÓRSHAVN “Aldubáran 20 years” NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 12 p.m. 50,Aldubáran, Poetikus (children's concert) Classical

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TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 7 p.m. 100,Aldubáran & Hanus G. Johansen (vocal, guitar) Classical/folk

MYKINES KIRKJAN 3 p.m. FREE Biedermeier Duo: Nikolaos Kapnas (violin), Bo Isholm (guitar) Classical

Sunday 28 June HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar)

SANDUR LISTASAVNIÐ 3 p.m. 50,MonkeyRat Duo ft. Elin B. Heinesen: Anna Iachino (vocals), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Elin B. Heinesen (special guest singer) Funk/jazz

NÓLSOY MAGGIE’S 5 p.m. 50,Stanley Samuelsen (vocal, guitar), Jens Jefsen (bass) Folk

Monday 29 June TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Kamartrioin: Monika Stauss Joensen (violin), Kenneth Jones (trumpet), Birgitte Schnakenburg (piano) Classical

Tuesday 30 June HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Kristian Blak (näverlur, keyboard)


TÓRSHAVN

HVONN 9 p.m. FREE MonkeyRat Duo ft. Elin B. Heinesen: Anna Iachino (vocals), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Elin B. Heinesen (special guest singer) Funk/jazz

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Blue Grass Brass Band: Ólavur Olsen (trumpet), Tróndur Olsen (trumpet), Mortan Zachariasen (saxophone), Atli Petersen (tuba), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

Wednesday 1 July

Saturday 4 July

GJÓGV

MYKINES

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Blue Grass Brass Band: Ólavur Olsen (trumpet), Tróndur Olsen (trumpet), Mortan Zachariasen (saxophone), Atli Petersen (tuba), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

KIRKJAN 9 p.m. FREE Mira Kvartetten: Signe Madsen (violin), Birgitte Bærentzen Pihl (violin), Mina Fred (viola), Vincent Stadlmair (cello) Classical

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Janus á Húsagarði: Janus á Húsagarði (vocal, mandolin, guitar), Uni Debess (guitar), Edvard Nyholm Debess (bass), Brandur Jacobsen (drums), Finnur Hansen (accordion), Ragnar Finsson (guitar), Brenna (backing vocals), Daniel Nielsen (violin) Singer/songwriter

Thursday 2 July TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ Bengt Forsberg (piano) Classical

3 p.m. FREE

8 p.m. 50,-

Friday 3 July

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Hamferð: Jón Hansen (vocal, percussion), John Áki Egholm (guitar), Theodor Kapnas (guitar)

FUGLAFJØRÐUR MENTANARHÚSIÐ 4 p.m 50,Aldubáran: Øssur Bæk (violin), Sámal Petersen (violin), Jon Festurstein (violin), Angelika Nielsen (viola), Jákup Lützen (viola), Andreas Tykjær Restorff (cello), Jóhannes Andreasen (piano) Classical

MAGGIE’S 5 p.m. 50,Marius Ziska: Hans Marius Weihe Ziska (vocal, guitar), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Allan Tausen (bass, vocal), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

SANDUR

KLAKSVÍK SPANIASTOVA Mina Fred (viola) Classical

HESTUR

NÓLSOY

RUNAVÍK BÓKASAVNIÐ VIÐ LØKIN Bengt Forsberg (piano) Classical

Sunday 5 July

7.30 p.m. 50,-

TOFTIR FRÍÐRIKSKIRKJAN 7 p.m. FREE Aldubáran: Øssur Bæk (violin), Sámal Petersen (violin), Jon Festurstein (violin), Angelika Nielsen (viola), Jákup Lützen (viola), Andreas Tykjær Restorff(cello), Jóhannes Andreasen (piano) Classical

LISTASAVNIÐ 3 p.m. 50,Mira Kvartetten: Signe Madsen (violin), Birgitte Bærentzen Pihl (violin), Mina Fred (viola), Vincent Stadlmair (cello) & Bengt Forsberg (piano) Classical

Monday 6 July TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Mira Kvartetten: Signe Madsen (violin), Birgitte Bærentzen Pihl (violin), Mina Fred (viola), Vincent Stadlmair (cello) & Bengt Forsberg (piano) Classical

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Tuesday 7 July

TÓRSHAVN

HESTUR

REINSARÍIÐ Benjamin (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Dávur Juul Magnussen (trombone)

TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 7.30 p.m. 100,Aldubáran: Øssur Bæk (violin), Sámal Petersen (violin), Jon Festurstein (violin), Angelika Nielsen (viola), Jákup Lützen (viola), Andreas Tykjær Restorff(cello), Jóhannes Andreasen (piano) Classical

MIKLADALUR KÓPAKONAN 5 p.m. FREE Guðrið Hansdóttir (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

KLAKSVÍK SPANIASTOVA 9 p.m. 50,Guðrið Hansdóttir (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

Saturday 11 July MYKINES

TÓRSHAVN HVONN Uni Debess (vocal, guitar) Blues

9 p.m. 100,-

9 p.m. FREE

GRUNDIN Benjamin (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

9 p.m. 50,-

Wednesday 8 July

TÓRSHAVN

TÓRSHAVN

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Goresquad: Theodor Kapnas (guitar), Eyðun Hvannastein (guitar, vocals), John Áki Egholm (bass), Sigurd Justinussen (drums) Earth Divide: Henning Jensen (guitar), Fríði Bjørgvin Tanggaard (guitar), Jóhan Fríðrikur Sanderson (vocals), Gudmar Hansen (bass), Sigurd Justinussen (drums) Rock/Metal

LISTASAVN FØROYA 7.30 p.m. 50,SUMMARKVØLD VIÐ LIST (Summer evening with art) Andreas Tykjær Restorff (cello) Classical

GJÓGV GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Benjamin (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

Thursday 9 July TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Jože Kotar (clarinet), Luca Ferrini (piano) Classical

Sunday 12 July HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) (Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Jože Kotar (clarinet) Classical

1–6 p.m. 450,-

NÓLSOY

GØTUKIRKJAN 8 p.m. FREE Andreas Tykjær Restorff (cello) Classical

MAGGIE’S holgar (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

Friday 10 July

Monday 13 July

RUNAVÍK BÓKASAVNIÐ VIÐ LØKIN 8 p.m. 50,Jože Kotar (clarinet), Luca Ferrini (piano) Classical

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5 p.m. 50,-

TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Edvard Nyholm Debess (bass), Finnur Hansen (piano, keyboard), Ólavur Olsen (trumpet), Magnus Jóhannessen (piano, keyboard), Rógvi Á Rógvu (drums) Jazz


Tuesdays & sundays, june–august

Special events:

Photography by Birgir Enni

Concerto Grotto During the last several years, Birgir Enni, skipper of the vessel Norðlýsið, and Kristian Blak have arranged trips with musicians and audiences to caves, into which – weather permitting – one can enter in smaller boats, utilizing the natural sounds and unique acoustics of the caves as integral parts of the music. These concerts have taken place in collaboration with Summartónar, which brings visiting musicians in additional to local performes into these unique Faroese concert halls. See programme for these concerts on Tuesdays from June 9th to August 18th - and Sundays from June 28th to August 16th NORÐLÝSIÐ, Schooner, departs from Vágsbotnur, near Bryggjubakka 14, Tórshavn at 1 p.m. – Returns to Tórshavn approx 6 p.m. depending on wind and current. Tickets at TUTL shop, Niels Finsens gøta 9c, 100 Tórshavn, shop@tutl.com, and at www.tutl.com (+298) 21 85  20, www.nordlysid.com

NORÐLÝSIð Captain Birgir welcomes you onboard Sightseeing, Birdwatching and Concerto Grotto

www.nordlysid.com phone: +298 218520

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Tuesday 14 July

Saturday 18 July

HESTUR

TÓRSHAVN

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) (Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Eskil Romme (saxophone)

1–6 p.m. 450,-

REINSARÍIÐ 4 p.m. 100,Trio Estera: Estera Kwiecien (cello), Mia Káradóttir (flute), Ida Andersson (piano) & Marta Torkilsdóttir Johannesen (flute) Classical

TÓRSHAVN

MYKINES

HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Himmerland: Andreas Tophøj (violin), Andrzej Krejniuk (bass), Ayi Solomon (percussion), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitars, vocals), Eskil Romme (saxophone) Folk

KIRKJAN 3 p.m. FREE Fiona Mackenzie (vocal) & Brian Ó hEadhra (vocal, guitar)

Wednesday 15 July GJÓGV GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Guðrið Hansdóttir (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Himmerland: Andreas Tophøj (violin), Andrzej Krejniuk (bass), Ayi Solomon (percussion), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitars, vocals), Eskil Romme (saxophone) Folk

Thursday 16 July TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Trio Estera: Estera Kwiecien (cello), Ida Andersson (piano), Mia Káradóttir (flute) Classical

Friday 17 July

MYKINES GRUNDIN 9 p.m. FREE Himmerland: Andreas Tophøj (violin), Andrzej Krejniuk (bass), Ayi Solomon (percussion), Morten Alfred Høirup (guitars, vocals), Eskil Romme (saxophone) Folk

Sunday 19 July HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Dávur Juul Magnussen (trombone)

TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 2 p.m. 100,– Fólkatónleikastevna (Folk Festival) – artists to be announced

NÓLSOY MAGGIE’s 5 p.m. 50,BUDAM: Búi Dam (vocal, guitar), Magnus Johannessen (accordion), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

TÓRSHAVN

SANDUR

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Edvard Nyholm Debess (bass), Finnur Hansen (piano, keyboard), Ólavur Olsen (trumpet), Magnus Johannessen (piano, keyboard), Rógvi Á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

LISTASAVNIÐ 3 p.m. 50,Trio Estera: Estera Kwiecien (cello), Mia Káradóttir (flute), Ida Andersson (piano) & Marta Torkilsdóttir Johannesen (flute) Classical

RUNAVÍK

Monday 20 July

BÓKASAVNIÐ VIÐ LØKIN 8 p.m. 50,Heiðrun Petersen (violin), Jóhannes Andreasen (piano) Classical

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TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Heiðrun Petersen (violin),Jóhannes Andreasen (piano) Classical


FUGLAFJØRÐUR

3 p.m. Fólkatónleikastevna (Folk Festival) – artists and admission to be announced

MENTANARHÚSIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Lív Næs (vocal, guitar), Tróndur Enni (vocal, guitar), holgar (vocal, guitar), Brandur Enni (vocal, guitar), Martin SeierPedersen (piano) Singer/songwriter

Tuesday 21 July HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (vocal) Singer/songwriter

Friday 24 July TVØROYRI KIRKJAN 7 p.m. FREE Trio Estera: Estera Kwiecien (cello), Ida Andersson (piano), Mia Káradóttir (flute) Classical

NÓLSOY

TÓRSHAVN

MAGGIE’s 3 p.m. 50,Fólkatónleikastevna (Folk Festival) – artists to be announced

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Guðrið Hansdóttir (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

TÓRSHAVN

SVÍNOY (for more information see p. 7) BYGDARHÚSIÐ 10.30 a.m. 50,–

HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Herluf Lützen (guitar), Agnar Lamhauge (bass) Jazz

Wednesday 22 July GJÓGV

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,– Fólkatónleikastevna (Folk Festival) – artists to be announced

Thursday 23 July TÓRSHAVN 3 p.m. FREE

1 p.m. FREE

KIRKJAN

4 p.m.

HATTARVÍK

FREE

KIRKJAN 6.30 p.m. FREE Fólkatónleikastevna (Folk Festival) – artists to be announced

KLAKSVÍK SPANIASTOVA 9 p.m. 50,BUDAM : Búi Dam (vocal, guitar), Magnus Johannessen (accordion), Brandur Jacobsen (drums) Singer/songwriter

Saturday 25 July MYKINES GRUNDIN Høgni Reistrup (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

9 p.m. 50,-

Sunday 26 July

GØTA KIRKJAN James Hicks (organ) Classical

KIRKJAN

KIRKJA

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (vocal) Singer/songwriter

NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (vocal) Singer/songwriter

SVÍNOY

HESTUR 7.30 p.m. FREE

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1– 6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” James Hicks (celtic bagpipes), Kristian Blak (näverlur)

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programme

MYKINES


programme

NÓLSOY

SANDUR

MAGGIE’S Jákup Eli (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

5 p.m. 50,-

Thursday 30 July TÓRSHAVN

LISTASAVNIÐ 3 p.m. 50,Aldubáran: Ólavur Olsen (trompet), Johan Hentze (trompet), Páll Sólstein (horn), Andras Olsen (trombone) Classical

NÓLSOY

NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ Kristian Blak (piano) Jazz

3 p.m. FREE

MAGGIE’S Lív Næs (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

5 p.m. 50,-

Friday 31 July

Monday 3 August

KLAKSVÍK

TÓRSHAVN

SPANIASTOVA 9 p.m. 50,Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar) Classical/folk

NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Tjant: Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Mikael Blak (bass), Brandur Jacobsen (drums), Per Ingvaldur Højgaard Petersen (percussion) Jazz

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Sange fra fortiden: Andreas Fuglebæk (vocal, guitar), Martin Seier-Pedersen (piano), Bjørn Heebøll (drums), Torleik Mortensen (bass), Alberte Winding (vocal) Singer/songwriter

Saturday 1 August TÓRSHAVN HAVNAR KIRKJA James Hicks (organ) Classical

11.30 a.m. FREE

KIRKJUBØUR KIRKJAN 8 p.m. FREE Aldubáran: Ólavur Olsen (trompet), Johan Hentze (trompet), Páll Sólstein (horn), Andras Olsen (trombone) Classical

MYKINES KIRKJAN 9 p.m. FREE Sange fra fortiden: Andreas Fuglebæk (vocal, guitar), Martin Seier-Pedersen (piano), Bjørn Heebøll (drums), Torleik Mortensen (bass), Alberte Winding (vocal) Singer/songwriter

Sunday 2 August HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Martin Seier-Pedersen (keyboard), Bjørn Heebøll (drums), Torleik Mortensen (bass)

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Tuesday 4 August HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)

TÓRSHAVN HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Tjant: Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Mikael Blak (bass), Brandur Jacobsen (drums), Per Ingvaldur Højgaard Petersen (percussion) Jazz

Wednesday 5 August TÓRSHAVN LISTASAVN FØROYA 7.30 p.m. 50,SUMMARKVØLD VIÐ LIST (Summer evening with art) Kata: Arnfríð Lützen, Greta Svabo Bech, Guðrið Hansdóttir, Eyð Berghamar Jacobsen, Unn Paturson (vocal) Classical & Singer/songwriter

GJÓGV GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Herluf Lützen (guitar), Agnar Lamhauge (bass) Jazz

TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ Uni Debess (vocal, guitar) Blues

9 p.m. 100,-


saturdays, june–august

Special events:

mykines See programme for these concerts on Saturdays from June 20th to August 15th Attention: Some of these concerts are at 3 p.m. and some are at 9 p.m. Monday July 27th - as part of the annual Folk Festival

Free summer concerts: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 pm.

Photography by Bjørg Dam

MUSIC AS SOUVENIRS

Photography by Kathrina F. Hansen

Ferries to Mykines from Sørvágur 10.20 & 16.20 Ferries to Sørvágur from Mykines 11.05 & 17.05 Attention: Prebooking is nessecary at mykines.fo / +298 210870 For lodging and meals please contact guesthouse Kristianshús, Mykines (+298) 312985 (+298) 212985 / mykines@olivant.fo

June 14th – August 14th

www.tutl.com

FAROESE MUSIC SHOP AND RECORD LABEL


Thursday 6 August

Tuesday 11 August

TÓRSHAVN

HESTUR

NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Arnold Ludvig Sextet: Mariane Bitran (flute), Simon Spang-Hanssen (saxophone), Alain Apaloo (guitar), Marko Martinovic (piano), Niclas Campagnol (drums) Jazz

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet)

KIRKJUBØUR

TÓRSHAVN

KIRKJAN Vokaloktetten KorLuren Choir – Traditional/folk

8 p.m. FREE

Friday 7 August TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Arnold Ludvig Sextet: Mariane Bitran (flute), Simon Spang-Hanssen (saxophone), Alain Apaloo (guitar), Marko Martinovic (piano), Niclas Campagnol (drums) Jazz

Saturday 8 August TÓRSHAVN

VESTURKIRKJAN 7.30 p.m. FREE Tóra Vestergaard (vocal), Mattias Kapnas (piano) Classical

TÓRSHAVN HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Yggdrasil: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Kristian Blak (piano) Jazz/folk

Wednesday 12 August GJÓGV

HAVNAR KIRKJA 11.30 a.m. FREE Marius Ziska: Hans Marius Weihe Ziska (vocal, guitar), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar) Singer/songwriter

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Kristian Blak (piano), Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet) Jazz/folk

MYKINES

TÓRSHAVN

KIRKJAN Vokaloktetten KorLuren Choir – Traditional/folk

3 p.m. FREE

Sunday 9 August HESTUR KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Arnold Ludvig (bass)

NÓLSOY KIRKJAN Vokaloktetten KorLuren Choir – Traditional/folk

5 p.m. 50,-

Monday 10 August TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar) Classical/folk

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REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Lív Næs (vocal, guitar), Tróndur Enni (vocal, bass) Jákup Eli (vocal, guitar) Singer/songwriter

Thursday 13 August TÓRSHAVN NORÐURLANDAHÚSIÐ 3 p.m. FREE Yggdrasil: Anders Hjuler (artist) & Angelika Nielsen (violin), Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Kristian Blak (piano), Mikael Blak (bass), Brandur Jacobsen (drums), James Goodwin (percussion) Jazz/folk

RUNAVÍK BÓKASAVNIÐ VIÐ LØKIN 8 p.m. 50,Yggdrasil: Anders Hjuler (artist) & Angelika Nielsen (violin), Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Kristian Blak (piano), Mikael Blak (bass) Jazz/folk


Friday 14 August

Sunday 16 August

TÓRSHAVN

HESTUR

REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Drífa Hansen (vocal), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar) Classical

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet)

SVÍNOY (for more information see p. 7) BYGDARHÚSIÐ 10.30 a.m 50,Anders Hjuler (artist),Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Angelika Nielsen (violin), Kristian Blak (keyboard) Jazz/folk SVÍNOY KIRKJAN 1 p.m FREE Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin)

Monday 17 August NÓLSOY MAGGIE’s 5 p.m. 50,Norðan: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp) Folk

Tuesday 18 August HESTUR

KIRKJAN 4 p.m. FREE Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Kristian Blak (organ) Jazz/folk

KLÆMINTSGJÓGV (alternatively Nólsoy) 1–6 p.m. 450,(Booking: shop@tutl.com) “Concerto Grotto” Norðan: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp) Folk

KIRKJA

TÓRSHAVN

KIRKJAN 6.30 p.m. FREE Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin) Classical/folk

HVONN 9 p.m. FREE Yggdrasil: Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar), Kristian Blak (piano), Mikael Blak (bass) Jazz/folk

Saturday 15 August

Wednesday 19 August

TÓRSHAVN

TÓRSHAVN

HAVNAR KIRKJA 11.30 a.m. FREE Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Kristian Blak (organ), Mikael Blak (bass) Jazz

LISTASAVN FØROYA 7.30 p.m. 50,SUMMARKVØLD VIÐ LIST (Summer evening with art) Norðan: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp) Folk

TVØROYRI

GJÓGV

KIRKJAN 7 p.m. FREE Tóra Vestergaard (vocal), Mattias Kapnas (piano) Classical

GJÁARGARÐUR 7 p.m. 395,CULTURAL EVENING (Including meal & Faroese dance) (Booking www.gjaargardur.fo) Kátir Kallar: Herluf Lützen (guitar), Magnus Johannesen (piano), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Rógvi á Rógvu (drums) Jazz

Classical/folk

HATTARVÍK

MYKINES KIRKJAN 9 p.m. FREE Drífa Hansen (vocal), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar) Classical

MYKINES GRUNDIN 10 p.m. 50,Yggdrasil: Anders Hjuler (artist),Piotr Damasiewicz (trumpet), Kristian Blak (keyboard) Jazz/folk

Friday 21 August TÓRSHAVN REINSARÍIÐ 9 p.m. 100,Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp), Kristian Blak (piano) Folk

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artists

BIOGRAPHIES Alda Magna. The group comprises four musicians

combinations in concerts, e.g. Harmonic Port in the Faroe

who all live in the Faroe Islands. The compositions

Islands and working on a H. C. Andersen fairy tale in

Alda Magna perform are atmospheric wanderings into

Tallinn and Riga with Blak – Carlsen and dancers. He has

abstract soundscapes with references to historical and

exhibited extensively. www.andershjuler.dk.

contemporary music. Andreas Restorff studied cello at the Royal 2015 is Aldubárans 20th anniversary year.

Danish Academy, Copenhagen. Since then he has been

Aldubáran has played a big part in the musical life of the

a regular cellist in the Faroese Symphony Orchestra and

Faroe Islands – commissioning new works from Faroese

has recently also played pop music with artists such as

composers, playing concerts in schools, and recording

Teitur and Eivør.

CDs, e.g. with well known folksinger, Hanus G. Johansen. At the 3 concerts on the 27th June, which will include two

Angelika Nielsen has premiered several new

premieres, Aldubáran will showcase a wide range of the

compositions by Faroese composers as a classical soloist.

group’s work over the last two decades. Find out more at

She also tours worldwide with folk/world/jazz bands

www.aldubaran.com.

Yggdrasil, Kvonn, Dánjal and Norland Wind.

Anders Hjuler has been a performance artist since

Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð

1968. He has worked with musicians and dancers in

(vocal, electronics) Inspired by raw nature and big city life,

various settings. Recent collaborations include Live Paint

Anna Katrin sculpts her voice in an electronic landscape

Bengt Forsberg

Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð Jón Aldará / Hamferð

Agnar Lamhauge

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Andras Olsen

Anders Hjuler


artists Monkey Rat

Arnold Ludvig

EARTH DIVIDE

of soundscapes and beats. With songs written in Faroese

as it is diverse, as raw as it is pretty, as beautiful as it is

and English. Normally Anna Katrin performs with vocals

scarred and as unsettling as it is sweet.

and electronics but for the Concerto Grotto concert it will be her pure, naked voice that meets with the cave and

Biedermeier Duo. Violinist Nikolaos Kapnas and

the ocean’s roar. Anna Katrin is also known as the singer

guitarist Bo Isholm will perform music by Molino, Wallace,

in the band Valravn.

Guiliani and premiere a commissioned work by Kristian Blak.

Arnold Ludvig Sextet Arnold Ludvig is an international award-winning bass player, composer

Blue Grass Brass Band plays compositions

and arranger, from the Faroe Islands. He studied jazz in

for brass instruments and drum kit by drummer Rógvi á

Iceland and Canada and has also lived in Copenhagen

Rógvu.

where he assembled a powerful team of musicians for his debut jazz album, Voyages. The compositions are an

Brandur Ennis musical career started early; he

autobiographical tale of the inspiration Arnold drew from

sang on two albums in 1998 and 2000. He released his

his many travels.

debut album Waiting in the Moonlight in 2002, when he was 12 years old. Enni gained popularity in the Faroe

Bengt Forsberg is a Swedish concert pianist

Islands, Denmark and in Iceland, and later he became a

most famous for his numerous collaborations with the

well-known name in Sweden and other countries.

mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. He participated in her project to record songs written in the concentration

Budam is a singer, songwriter, theatre composer and

camp of Terezín. At Summartónar 2015 he will play two

performs in a mixture of different genres that can be best

solo piano recitals as well as piano quintet concerts with

described as Theatrical Indie Rock. Budam represents

Mira Kvartetten.

the perfect marriage of theatrical brilliance and musical versatility. With a deep and seductive voice, Budam's

When you listen to Benjamin's music, it is like being

per­formance is forceful and untamed.

taken to a place you didn't know existed. At the same time, it's like you have always been there. Home. At the

Dávur Juul Magnussen is the Principal Trom­

tender age of 6 he started playing the guitar and a few

bonist of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Working

years later he discovered Rock 'n’ Roll and since then he

as a deckhand onboard Norðlýsið most summers also

has never turned back. Benjamin's music is as simple

means that he is no stranger to the cave concerts, and

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artists

Klæmints­gjógv is, in fact, his favourite concert venue in

highly acclaimed musician & singer based in Inverness,

the whole world.

Scotland.

Drífa Hansen is a Faroese opera singer currently

Guðrið Hansdóttir is a Faroese Musician/Artist.

based in Berlin. At Summartónar she presents classical

Her sound is a mixture of pop/folk and electronic music.

music as well as new compositions by Faroese com­

Her main instruments are vocals, guitar and flute. She

posers.

has released 4 solo albums and is also known as one half of the Faroese Electro Duo, Byrta. Apart from being

Edvard Nyholm Debess moved to Denmark to

a solo artist and member of Byrta, she is also a member

study music. This was the period where his song-writing

of the Female Vocal Quintet, Kata. The Quintet performs

started. Steadily his interest in jazz increased, as well as

modern inter­pretations of traditional Faroese songs.

the urge to play double bass. He also kept his interest in classical music, which had begun during his early years at

Heðin Ziska Davidsen is a rock guitarist with other

the piano. Today Edvard Nyholm Debess is a sought-after

interests such as metal and jazz music. As the bandleader

bass player, both in Scandinavia and in the Faroe Islands.

of Tjant he composes all the material and has released 3 albums. Heðin tours widely with his own band and with

Emerging as one of Scotland's most distinctive singer-

bands such as Yggdrasil and Marius Ziska.

songwriters, Fiona Mackenzie has been applauded by critics across the globe for her unique blend of

Heiðrun Petersen and Jóhannes

traditional and contemporary song in Scottish Gaelic and

Andreasen: Heiðrun is one of the young talented

English. Brian Ó hEadhra is an established and

music­ians from the Faroe Islands. In addition to her solo

Budam

Dávur Juul Magnussen

Hamferð

Benjamin

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Drífa Hansen

Brandur Enni

Kristian Blak


described as folk/pop, and he has his own fingerpicking

which was invited to give an extensive concert tour in

guitar style.

China last spring. For decades Jóhannes has been one the most prolific Faroese musicians. He studied in Vienna

Himmerland is a group of five travelling musicians:

and London, and now divides his time between teaching

from Denmark – and from Poland and Ghana. They

and performing. One of his current projects is a cyclic

com­pose their own music and infuse it with all the

per­formance of all the Mozart piano sonatas.

different traditions that run in their blood. Travelling to Europe, Russia, Canada, South America, Australia and

Herluf Lützen & Agnar Lamhauge The

New Zealand, they represent a Denmark where people

guitarist Herluf Lützen has been playing jazz and rock

from around the world can meet, live together and all

music for many years. Agnar Lamhauge plays the double

con­tribute to a sweetly simmering cultural melting pot.

bass and the electric bass in this group. He is also a

www.himmerland.it.

member of the Faroese Symphony Orchestra and is known as a member of the legendary folk group Enekk.

Høgni Reistrup The remoteness and isolation of

Herluf and Agnar will be playing their own compositions.

this tiny North Atlantic country has always been a central theme in Høgni’s music. Høgni thus sings in the local

holgar is a singer/songwriter from the Faroe Islands.

tongue of Faroese evoking comparisons to Icelandic acts

His successful CD “Ongan veg” was released in 2010,

such as as Múm, Ásgeir and Sigur Rós.

followed in 2013 by “Kanska tú svav”. holgar is a member of the band Villmenn with whom he has released 3

Jákup Eli Joensen is a gifted Faroese singer/

CDs as well as the band Tinganest. His music is best

songwriter. In 2011 he released the album, Kom við mer,

Biedermeier Duo

Guðrið Hansdóttir

Janus á Húsagarði

Jákup Eli Luca Ferrini & Jože Kotar

Edvard Nyholm Debess

Himmerland

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artists

work she is also leader of the Nordic String Quartet,


artists

and one of the songs “Vanja”, became a hit in the Faroes

Orchestra in 2007 after serving in that role at the

that year.

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for twelve years.

James D. Hicks from Fredericksburg, Virginia, has

Luca Ferrini, pianist, harpsichordist and organist

performed throughout the USA, Australia and Europe.

from Trieste (Italy) has performed throughout Europe,

He has recorded five collections of organ music on the

Asia and Central America. He has given more than 150

American Pro Organo label. At Summantónar, James

premieres, recorded 20 CDs and has recorded for a

will present two organ concerts devoted to new music

variety of European broadcasting companies.

by Faroese composers as well as works by other con­ temporary Nordic musicians. He will also take part in a

Kamartrioin (The Faroese-European-Chamber-Trio)

Grotto Concert in which he will improvise bagpipe duets

Monika Stauss Joensen (violin), Kenneth Jones (trumpet),

with noted Faroese composer Kristian Blak.

Birgitte Schnakenburg (piano). The group performs as a trio as well as a violin-piano duo and trumpet-piano duo.

Janus á Húsagarði grew up in Tórs­havn. He plays

They have played many concerts in the Faroe Islands

guitar, mandolin and sings. In 2014 Janus began writing

as well as overseas concert tours to USA, England

his own songs, lyrics and music. His concert on 1st July

and Denmark. To date this group has released two CD

is a release concert of his new album. Janus’ music is

recordings for Violin & Piano and two CD recordings for

inspired by Irish folk/rock.

Trumpet & Piano.

Jože Kotar & Luca Ferrini Jože Kotar became

Kátir Kallar Herluf Lützen (guitar), Magnus

princi­pal clarinettist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony

Johannesen (piano), Arnold Ludvig (bass), Rógva á

Heiðrun Petersen & Jóhannes Andreasen

Kátir Kallar

KorLuren

Tóra Vestergaard Uni R. Debess

Høgni Reistrup

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Sámal Petersen

Stanley Samuelsen & Jens Jefsen


international competitions across Europe. More than two

music­ians. They will be playing jazz interpretations of

dozen new compositions have been composed for and

well-known Faroese music.

are dedicated to Mare Duo, including works by Faroese

artists

Rógvu (drums) – a new quartet with leading Faroese jazz

composers to be premiered at Summartónar 2015. The vocal group KorLuren from Fredrikstad, Norway

Annika and Fabian have recorded several CDs as soloists

specializes in folk tunes and traditional songs. They have

and in various ensembles. www.mareduo.com.

been travelling around the world for 20 years, visiting South Africa in 2014 and New York in 2012. During

Marius Ziska has grown and matured into a true

Summartónar they will focus on folk music and psalms

original voice. He was born and raised in Søldarfjørður

written by composers from the Faroe Islands and Norway.

– one of the small towns of a few hundred souls so char­acter­istic of the Faroes. During his career Marius has

Kristian Blak is involved in a wide range of musical

been in several bands and has always been considered a

activi­ties. He composes for international classical

brilliant songwriter.

ensembles, performs locally and tours internationally as a musician and bandleader with jazz, folk and world music

Mattias Kapnas is a Faroese pianist. He has

groups.

performed as soloist, chamber musician and with bands inside the Faroese acid, noise, space, jazz environ­ment,

Kvonn is group of musicians from the Faroe Islands

most notably with the band Bendar Spónir. Mattias is

that plays traditional and contemporary folk music from

currently a student of Amalie Malling at the Royal Danish

Scandinavia. Kvonn's repertoire includes music composed

Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

by the band members, as well as traditional tunes. Mira Kvartetten is one of the most important Lív Næs is a Faroese folk musician, best known for

Danish chamber music ensembles, with a repertoire of

her debut album Tú skalt eiga morgindagin (2009). Since

classical quartets as well as newly written music. Based

then there have been several other releases. Her last

in Jutland, they perform all over Denmark and tour inter­

album was Keldufar (2012), which has music by Lív Næs

nationally. www.mirakvartetten.dk

and Tróndur Enni and poems written by her grandfather back in 1946.

MonkeyRat Songwriter, Anna Iachino sings and raps over Arnold Ludvig's bass playing and music. Together,

Contemporary jazz musician, Magnus Johannessen

they deliver multi-genre music rooted mainly in Funk. In

is best known for his lyrical playing and melodic per­spec­

2010, MonkeyRat released their debut album, Fuck The

tive. In addition to Nordic sound, Magnus has drawn much

Jante Law. In 2012 they released their Sunshine CD, to

inspiration from jazz icons Bill Evans and Kenny Wheeler,

great reviews from DK, UK, & FO.

Lyle May's soundscapes and the minimalism of Arvo Pärt, and has managed to forge a personal music signature

Norðan Celtic harp & Nordic fiddle. Faroese violinist

through his own harmonic instinct and lyrical playing.

Angelika Nielsen and German harpist Thomas Loefke combine in their duo programme their own compositions

Mare Duo Annika Luckebergfeld Hinsche and

– a hybrid of Celtic and Nordic music – with traditional

Fabian Hinsche are two of Germany's most successful

music from the Faroe Islands and Ireland. Both perform

young musicians and have won more than 20 prizes in

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artists inter­nationally with Norland Wind and various other

per­formed in all the Nordic and Baltic countries as well

groups. p. www.nordan.fo. Norðan's CD is out on Tutl.

as the USA. Jens Jefsen is a leading Danish jazz bass player. Over the years he has played with Dexter Gordon,

Ólavur Jakobsen Largely self-taught as a

Clark Terry and Ben Webster, and made 8 solo albums. He

classic­al guitarist, he commenced his studies at the Royal

currently plays with Povl Dissing and Benny Andersen.

Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with guitarist Ingolf Olsen. Ólavur continued his studies in Paris with

Svabonio was formed to play new arrangements of

French guitarist Roland Dyens and masterclasses with Sir

music from the notebook of J.C. Svabo (1746–1824).

Julian Bream and David Russell. Ólavur is co-founder of

Concerts will feature 18th-century dance tunes and

the Faroese chamber ensemble Aldubáran, and divides

other fragments that might have washed ashore over the

his time between teaching, performing, touring and

years. Svabonio has a flexible line-up, including British

promoting Faroese music.

musicians Daniel Rye (clarinet) and Fiona Parker (horn) with their Faroese friends, Angelika Nielsen (violin) and

Panayiotis Demopoulos The pianist Panos

Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar), and the occasional special

Demopoulos specializes in premiering new works. His

guest.

interests are in microtonal music, free notation and improvisation.

Thomas Loefke learnt his trade in Dublin from Ireland's leading harpists. He has been touring, com­

Piotr Damasiewicz, born in Wroclaw, is a com­

posing and recording (8 CDs) since 1984. When not a

poser, trumpeter, and multi-instrumentalist. His music

soloist, he plays with Norland Wind, Acoustic Eidolon and

reaches towards free jazz ideas, via European classical

Máire Breatnach. www.ThomasLoefke.eu

music, all the way to European improvised music, sound art, electro-acoustic improvisation and experimental

Tóra Vestergaard is a Faroese singer, who

music.

graduated in the summer of 2013 from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. She is currently

Sámal Petersen studied in Odense, where he

studying Classical Choir Conducting at The Academy

gained his Diploma for teaching and playing in 1993.

of Music in Southern Denmark. Tóra’s concerts have

After further study in Vienna he moved back to the Faroe

included classical, pop and folk repertoire, and at this

Islands in 1995. He works as a music teacher in the

year's festival she will be performing classical and con­

Suzuki method. Sámal is currently Concertmaster of The

temporary music together with pianist Mattias Kapnas.

Faroese Symphony Orchestra as well as co-founder of the Faroese chamber music group, Aldubáran.

The members of Trio Estera met as students at The Royal Danish Academy of Music all wishing to explore

Stanley Samuelsen & Jens Jefsen Stanley

the repertoire for flute, cello, and piano. Coming from

Samuelsen (born in Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands, now

different parts of Europe – flautist Mia Káradóttir from the

based in Copenhagen) is a composer, guitarist, singer

Faroe Islands, cellist Estera Kwiecien from Poland, and

and songwriter. He has recorded 6 solo albums and has

pianist Ida Andersson is from the Åland Islands – they

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artists bring different approaches towards the music. They work actively to expand the repertoire for this combination. For Summartónar they will premiere two pieces written for the ensemble. For the past several years Uni R. Debess has been establishing himself as “Mr Blues” in the Faroe Islands. He has even succeeded in writing several hits alongside his various blues band constellations such as GoGo Blues, Debess Blues Station and Crawling Blue. Yggdrasil is a Nordic ensemble based in the Faroe Islands. Formed in 1981 by composer & pianist Kristian Blak, Yggdrasil has a repertoire that encompasses a wide range of genres, from free jazz to classical.

James Hicks

KATA

Kvonn

Svabonio

Tróndur, Lív & Brandur

Mina Fred

Ólavur Jakobsen

Rógvi á Rógvu

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FAROESE COMPOSERS AND SONGWRITERS FEATURED AT SUMMARTÓNAR 2015 Agnar Lamhauge, Allan Tausen, Andreas Tykjær Restorff, Andras Olsen, Angelika Nielsen, Anna Iachino, Anna Katrin Egilstrøð, Arnold Ludvig, Atli Petersen, Benjamin Petersen, Bjarti Meitil, Brandur Enni, Búi Dam, Dávur Juul Magnussen, Edvard Nyholm Debess, Elin Brimheim Heinesen, Guðrið Hansdóttir, Hanus G. Johansen, Heðin Ziska Davidsen, Herluf Lützen, Holgar Jacobsen, Høgni Reistrup, Ívar Bærentsen, Jákup Eli Joensen, Janus á Húsagarði, Jens Mortan Mortensen, John Áki Egholm, Jón Aldara, Jógvan Waagstein, Jóhan Hentze, Kári Bæk, Kenneth Jones, Kim Kristensen, Kristian Blak, Leif Hansen, Leivur Thomsen, Lív Næs, Magnus Johannesen, Marius Ziska, Mattias Kapnas, Mikael Blak, Ólavur Olsen, Pauli í Sandagerði, Páll Sólstein, Rógvi á Rógvu, Stanley Samuelsen, Sunleif Rasmussen, Teitur, Theodor Kapnas, Torleik Mortensen, Tróndur Bogason,

Photography by Birgir Enni

Tróndur Enni, Uni Debess, Unn Paturson, William Heinesen

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other information Information centres:

OTHER LINKS

Tórshavn: www.visittorshavn.fo (+298) 302425

Public transport (ferries and buses):

Nólsoy: www.visitnolsoy.fo (+298) 327060

www.ssl.fo, Farstøðin (Bus Terminal),

Sandur: www.visitsandoy.fo (+298) 361836

help desk: (+298) 343030

Fuglafjørður, Gøta: www.visiteysturoy.fo (+298) 238015

www.taxi.fo, (+298) 323232

Sørvágur, Mykines: www.visitvagar.fo (+298) 333455 Vágur: www.visitsuduroy.fo (+298) 611080 Fugloy, Svínoy, Hattarvík, Trøllanes, Klaksvík: www.visitnordoy.fo (+298) 456939

fresher faroes affordable no frills hotel with free internet and low cost guest car service Experience the Faroe Islands on your own terms. Our reasonable prices include everything you need to make the most out of your visit to the Faroes. Central location in Tórshavn, seaside view available from most double rooms. Breakfast included. Always. And with our low cost guest car service, you’re free to explore the islands the best way possible. On your terms.

yviri við strond 19 fo-110 tórshavn faroe islands

tel. +298 355 500 booking@hotelstreym.com www.hotelstreym.com

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bílegg & rinda á etika.fo

Rátt og reint. Undan Føroyum.

Áarvegur 2 100 Tórshavn Tel 319 319 etika.fo 32


fridays, june 26th & july 10th

Special events:

the Seal Woman In 2015 Summartónar presents 2 special concerts on the scenic island of Kallsoy in Mikladalur near the statue of Kópakonan – the Seal Woman. See programme for these concerts June 26th and July 10th For travel information see www.ssl.fo.

Photography by Ingi Sørensen

(+298) 45 69 39, www.visitnordoy.fo

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partners

Partners This year's festival involves collaboration with various other events and regional organizers throughout the Faroe Islands.

Summartónar's partners are

Photography by Kathrina F. Hansen

Havnar Kirkja, Vesturkirkjan, Listasavn Føroya (National Gallery of the Faroe Islands), Fólkatónleikastevnan (Faroe Islands Folk Festival), G!festival, Norðurlandahúsið (The Nordic House), Kristianshús (Mykines), Norðlýsið, Hvonn, Gjáargarður, Leikar í Lund, Grót, Reinsaríið. Sands Listasavn, Mentanarhúsið í Fuglafirði, Tutl Records, UVH and information centres in the Faroe Islands. Events organized in collaboration between these partners and Summartónar are listed in the programme. Additional events can be found on their individual websites. For the updated Summartónar concert programme, please visit www.composers.fo, www.nlh.fo and www.tutl.com.

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partners

SUmmARTÓNAR 2015 wAS mADe PoSSiBle BY GRANTS from: Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Føroyski mentanarpeningurin hjá KODA, Menta­málaráðið, Norðurlandahúsið, Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld, DJBFA, Dansk Komponistforening, Kulturkontakt Nord, Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Copenhagen, Beckett-Fonden, A.P. Møller Fonden, Hiddenfjord and municipalities around the islands.

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool/KODA´s Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes

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FAR AFIELD, AND YET SO CLOSE … Gjógv

In picturesque surroundings, far away from the treadmill of reality, Gjáargarður is the most charming hotel in the Faroe Islands. Enjoy the idyllic village of Gjógv or go hiking in the impressive countryside. Back at the hotel, a lovely dinner awaits your fresh and uplifted spirit.

Airport

Tórshavn

Gjógv is ideally situated – enjoy local attractions or go sightseeing by car. The northern islands are less than an hour away, as is Tórshavn, the cosy historic capital. With our friendly service and hospitality, you are guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

Welcome to Gjáargarður

Guesthouse of Gjógv FO-476 Gjógv, Faroe Islands Tel. +298 42 31 71 info@gjaargardur.fo www.gjaargardur.fo

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Faroe Islands summartonar 2015  

Music program for Summartónar: During June, July and August you can experience "Summartónar", the free Festival of classical and contempor...