Söngvaka // Trad song session
Monthly workshop session led by members of Kvæðamannafélið Iðunn, the organisation set up to preserve and pass on the singing traditons of Iceland (see http://rimur.is/?page_id=367). The aim of the sessions is to learn, practise and share traditional Icelandic folk songs, for example tvísöngur. We will also welcome people from other singing traditions to share their songs. The sessions are open to all. No previous singing experience is necessary. Songs will be taught ‘by ear’, with some notation available for people who find it helpful.
We will make every effort to accommodate everyone who comes. In particular, we are aware that some people are nervous about singing in ‘public’ situations. We will make every effort to make the sessions welcoming and supportive of everyone attending.