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Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking

skarpi 19 Sep 10 - 07:00 AM
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Subject: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 07:00 AM

Hi my band Rósin Okkar , are thinking of applying for some festivals ,
were we will play old Icelandic folk music from 1700 to 1900 something
old rimes and stemmur along with other Icelandic folk music,
So what festival should we apply to ? we have never done this before
so we are new on that market , but what we are doing is worth to listening to , we are making good music out of those old rimes ,
in the old days people did sing this with out an instrument .
so we are taking this rimes to a new level , if some one is interesting
to get recording of a rime like we do it send me you r e-mail
on PM , and I ´ll send it along ....if that could help finding
festival for us ....Now I have no idea where to look there are so many
of them ....I already applyed for G-festival in Foreyjar Island.

So if you have any idea , please post it here

all the best Skarpi Iceland .P.s we are on you tupe " don´t get married " is the song to look for and Rosin Okkar , also in Icelandic
" Rosin Okkar í Reykjavík is also on youtupe and more is coming .
then we are on www.myspace,com/rosinokkar


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 11:40 AM

Here is "Rosin Okkar í Reykjavík".

And the MySpace link.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 01:20 PM

House Concert in Maine, skarpi? Maybe we can get you a spot at One Longfellow Square or Blue.
Good luck with your itinerary.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 01:23 PM

thanks , its for next year or years ...not this year ...
the sun must come at some time point :O)

its my dream to visit Maine , and it will come true :O)
I just know it ...

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Dave Earl
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 01:35 PM

Are you in touch with theses folks?

http://setur.fjallabyggd.is/is/page/bara_grimsdottir_and_chris_foster/

They get to the UK from time to time and may be able to oint you in the right direction.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 06:41 PM

Dave hee hee , yes Chris is my guitar teacher ...
and I know Bára well , I forgot about asking then ??

thanks Dave


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Maryrrf
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 07:09 PM

Skarpi, if you are thinking of coming over next year, let me know well in advance and maybe you could play at our concert series in Richmond.


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 07:50 PM

well , I have started saving for next year .....
never too late ...............


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 08:00 PM

Skarpi, this is exciting! I love the way you do the old songs and I am sure you will have much success in finding festivals, etc. where other folks will love you, too!

Good luck,

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: GUEST,Freespiritceol
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 08:02 PM

Hi Skarpi

The music sounds interesting, we have some small community festivals down here in South west Ireland, unfortunatley they are just community events, and we don't have a budget to book anyone. But if you are coming to Ireland drop us a line and let's know. It would be nice to meet you.

Here is the program for this years 'Music in the Mountains' festival
We also have one in March at Glengarriff west Cork, the weekend after St Patrick's day. It's all just for fun, but we have a great time.

Good luck with the music

All the best

John & Marie

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
TOP OF COOM. IRELANDS HIGHEST PUB
FRI 15th SATURDAY 16th SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER 2010
PROGRAM
A Warm welcome from your hosts
Tim & Eileen.
Friday 15/10/10
9.00-9.45pm Henk Vosse sings the Blues
Henk is a newcomer to the festival, and we are looking forward to
welcoming him to the
Highest Pub In Ireland, From His Home in the Netherlands.
Henk sings & plays guitar (rhythm, bass, slide), harmonica, piano/keyboards, drums and banjo
He has played with a lot of famous musician's like Rob Hoeke Gus LaPorte (from Barrelhouse), Cees Koldijk and Jina Sumedi, Gerard Alderliefste and Henk's bloodbrother (and nephew) Wim Schriekenberg.
10.00pm Open Session
Hosted by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
All Musicians/Singers/Performers and Audience welcome. They say that Guinness tastes better in Ireland and that's true, but it tastes best of all at the Top of Coom, Irelands Highest pub!
Saturday 16/10/10
Impromptu sessions In the bar throughout the day
6.00-8.30 Singers/Tunes Session With some great local Sean-nos singers and also
Jer (Jim) Kelleher of the legendary Roughty Valley Dance band Playing tunes and slow airs in his unique original style.
9.00-10.00 Michael Jay
We are pleased to welcome America's number one Johnny Cash Tribute Act
To The Top Of Coom
The Man In Black Is Back!
All the way from California USA
The Ventura Star wrote that "Michael J embodies Johnny Cash in both voice and look" Don't Miss This one of a kind performance.
Followed by open Session
Sunday 17/10/10
4.30-5.30 Local Young Musicians, Singers & Dancers Talent Showcase
Some of the best and brightest young talent around. Here to entertain you Everything from
fiddle players, box players singers, dancers etc.
Come along and encourage the next Generation!
5.45-6.30 Tunes from John Buckley & Friends John is a very good box player with a distinctive, local style, and will be joined by some
great local musicians. Don't miss it! His Latest CD 'Tunes from the Heart" Has been very well received.
7.00-8.00 Stories Around the Fireside Story telling session
With Steve Roche & John Burke
8.00.??? onwards 'Survivors Session' Sore Fingers Time!!
The weekend is organised by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
We hope you enjoy it!
Eileen & Tim Tel 064 6685373
topofcoom@yahoo.ie
John & Marie Tel 0876567471
Freespiritceol@live.co.uk
'Warm up' Sessions Tue 12th Oct Jack Rogers Bar Kilgarvan
Wed 13th Bernard Harringtons bar Glengarriff 9.30 Start Come and Join us!


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: open mike
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 08:37 PM

There is a record label in Minnesota
where many immigrants from Scandinavia and Nordic countries landed.
North Side Records presents a Nordic Music Fest each fall.

see www.noside.com

they are also associated with these record labels
http://www.e-s-d.com/index.html East Side digital

http://www.omniumrecords.com/index.html

the festival may feature artists who record on their label..
so maybe the first step is to do a recording with them??

you may want to search for festivals which focus on
Nordic/Scadinavian music such as : (see nordic music festival)
www.nisswastamman.org/

Ask Bruce Sagan, who i introduced you to..
he has started a list on the internet
for Scandinavian topics...groups.yahoo.com/group/scand/


or look for World music festivals, ones which feature music
from all ethnic backgrounds...such as:
www.worldfest.net
http://www.sfworldmusicfestival.org/
or this one going on this weekend...connected with a university
http://www.chicoperformances.com/
http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/cwmf.html
the organizer of this event is Dan Dewayne, and he has
booked a Swedish group that I have recommended/requested.
You might ask him for advice...his e-mail address is listed
in the Chico State University site..www.chicoperformances.com.

good luck and let us know if you get hired!


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Beer
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 09:39 PM

Any thoughts of coming into Canada? I run a great little Coffee House in Quebec which is just north of Maine.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: GUEST,Vicki Kelsey
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 11:18 PM

There's a festival in upstate New York (U. S.) called Old Songs that's worth a try. I don't believe they've ever had anyone from Iceland, but why not! They can be reached at oldongs@oldsongs.org


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 04:28 AM

já TAkk fyrir þetta , thanks for this , Mary I will let you know .
thanks all for this , tonight I will start sending messages
to the world.
kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 05:46 AM

Contact the "Northern Streams" festival in Edinburgh (every spring, mixes up Scandinavian and Scottish music).


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 07:49 PM

thanks Becky for blue kikk for me :O)


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Howard Jones
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 03:03 AM

You should be aware that you may need to obtain a special visa for this. The UK has special categories for this - I am no expert but I believe there are different requirements depending on whether or not you will be paid. Professional performers have to be sponsored for the duration of their stay - this is causing considerable difficulties and some performances have had to be cancelled.

Top artists battle visa clampdown

If you are booked to appear at a festival professionally then the promoter or agency should be able to help you with this. But even if you are coming to perform as amateurs you may still have to meet visa requirements, so make sure you check in advance.


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Desi C
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 07:19 AM

Hi your music sounds interesting. I'f you're coming to the UK, good idea to send your details to open Mic Folk clubs, do some floor spots. The Club I run, while we're not yet offering paid bookings, we do offer occasional 20 to 25 minute showcase spots, and can put you in touch with other clubs, festival organisers etc.

If you're in our area The West Midlands our club details are

The Circle Folk Club
Coseley
West Mids
WV14 9JH
Every Wed night at
Coseley Working Men's club
Ivyhouse Lane Coseley
Alernating Singaround and Singers NIghts

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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 02:57 PM

But Iceland is in the process of applying for EU membership, so the special visa question depends when Skarpi might think of coming to the UK?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: skarpi
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 04:00 PM

visa ???


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Subject: RE: Applying for festivals, Skarpi is asking
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 04:13 PM

Yep. You will need a sponsor in the UK to do paid performances here.

I think you only need one. The Northern Streams people are highly professional about this sort of stuff, so if you get them to invite you it'll be dealt with. They also pay properly, if they like you. A much higher profile than a floor spot at a folk club.


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