I’m back in town again for two nights and then off to the West Fjords for the last part of the tour. Last week I played three concerts in North Iceland, at Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri and Dalvík. At Akureyri I played at the Green hat -græni hatturinn (which is also the name of a very famous Icelandic children’s book) and did a short video there. It’s a lovely venue and we had a great night there.. On saturday at Dalvík I played in the Church ‘Dalvíkurkirkja’ which was built in the 50′s and has recently been done up, and is a very beautiful building.
I also heard that the poem ‘Dalakofinn’ which I sometimes sing was written in a little hut nearby..(it’s a poem that was made into two different melodies as an Icelandic folk song, I sing the version my grandmother used to sing to my dad and his 12 siblings)
Only 16 days left in Iceland and time is flying by, there will be a concert in Reykjavik at the end of the tour (around the 29th) which will be announced here in the next couple of days. I’ve not managed to catch up with everyone yet and it’s looking like it’s going to be quite hectic next week.. and I keep thinking there’s a month to go… madness
But I get to skip the winter and hop straight into spring in New Zealand. I’ll be playing at the Alexandra blossom festival at the end of September, then at Southern Amp in Christchurch, and at the Nut point gallery in November.. looking forward to another beautiful summer
and here’s the video from the green hat: (will do some more in the west fjords, hope to show you the Icelandic horse.. ;)