Orkney International Science Festival 2014
On Sep 7th 2014, 8pm at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.

“The grey-ice river and the fire in the night”

A concert to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf in which Earl Sigurd of Orkney was killed.  The Mayfield Singers and Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee with music from the old northern sea-route from Iceland to Ireland, and Norway in between. Dave Grieve and Ragnhild Ljosland read from the dramatic and moving Njals saga from 13th-century Iceland.

Music to be performed includes Irish, Icelandic and Norwegian composers, includeing Ola Gjeilo, Stanford and Sigurbjornsson, and a couple of Swingle arrangements!

 

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