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what do you know about Icelandic music

skarpi 26 Sep 11 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 26 Sep 11 - 08:21 AM
Lighter 26 Sep 11 - 08:40 AM
skarpi 26 Sep 11 - 10:23 AM
Lighter 26 Sep 11 - 10:36 AM
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Subject: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 08:05 AM

I wonder how many people know Icelandic music and listen to it ,

I will be in Getaway 2012 .

and I would like to know from what time people would like to learn about the music , or learn .

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 08:21 AM

What do I know about Icelandic Music? Not a lot to be honest - Bjork, Sigur Ross, Amina, old pics of Fidlas and Langspils - and then there's the musical elements of Næturvaktin, which we only got in the UK earlier this year. Loved it I must say. An instant hit in our house. Hope they get round to showing Dagvaktin and Fangavaktin soon...


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 08:40 AM

Hey, Skarpi, I bet you can answer this!

I was once in Reykjavik and met a scholar who'd been researching the origins and use of a strange, box-shaped "fiddle" with no fretboard and only two (?) strings that was played in Iceland in the 18th Century (I think it was the 18th).

Do you know his name and the name of the instrument? It was almost the simplest stringed instrument you could imagine. He said that the only similar instrument he'd ever seen had come from Canadian Eskimos!

While I was there I heard a few lively traditional dance tunes. And that's everything I know about Icelandic music.


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 10:23 AM

Lighter , I can think of one or two , but I think this hat to be chris Foster , he and his wife Bára Grímsdóttir play those instrument, its called Langspil.

try to look up the band Funi on google .

kv Skarpi .


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 10:36 AM

Thanks, Skarpi. Your clue ultimately led me to the brief Wikipedia article on the "Fithla."

That's the instrument I saw.


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 11:00 AM

Try Fidla (as I mentioned above, from Hortense Panum's Stringed Instruments of the Middle Ages) which orginally 2 horsehair strings, but latterly had four of brass as in the YouTube clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZR7RlgtEo


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 11:06 AM

And this:

Chris segir frá fiðlu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQc79G92-A&feature=related


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 11:32 AM

In traditional Icelandic songs the accompanying voice is a parallel in 5th. Learned it at school with some examples in our book about musical theory and history.

Sing and enjoy
Wilfried


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 11:39 AM

I have a CD by a nice Icelandic group called Rosin Okkar


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Crowhugger
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 11:45 AM

skarpi,
I won't be at Getaway but here's my answer all the same: The grand total of what I know about Icelandic music started with your Mudcat links to youtube; I added to that slightly by watching/listening to some "suggested videos" youtube provided. While I haven't listened for several months, I loved what I heard so I anticipate listening to more and learning about it, hey maybe even playing some one day. Mind you I feel a few doubts since I'm a better singer than instrumentalist and I'm not confident about wrapping myself around the language.

I'm willing to bet there is any number of Mudcatters with similar exposure and knowledge levels, and other vocalists with similar doubts. I think non-native speaking instrumentalists will have an easier time with hands-on exploration of Icelandic music than will vocalists. Say, I don't suppose there's such a tradition as scat singing the Icelandic tunes?


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 12:02 PM

scat ? explain that word ?


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 12:04 PM

The music is fine , but as I dont speak tyhe language , the songs are wasted on me ! Love Rosa's playing , AND Her voice though !


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 12:18 PM

well Terry , we play Icelandic for foreigners and Celtic for the Icelanders , you play and sing the Irish and English songs better than us , so why should we sing in English for you ?

when you can do that so well .

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: what do you know about Icelandic music
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 02:19 PM

Skarpi: this is scat (singing sounds - no language required).

~ Becky in Tucson


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