Book and CD

Björn Thoroddsen, Gunnar Thórdarson and Jón Rafnsson founded the trio Guitar Islancio in 1998. They have devoted themselves to folksongs that people have played and sung through the centuries. Folksongs are an inseparable part of cultural heritage that the trio approaches attentively and respectfully. While performing the songs, the threesome improvises. Simple tunes take on a modern nuance that is at once Icelandic and international. The trio has been very popular. It has performed at concerts and music festivals in many parts of the world.

CD (JRCD018) – Folksongs

  1. Góða veislu gjöra skal - A Merry Feast Shall Now Be Made
  2. Krummi svaf í klettagjá - The Raven Slept in a Ravine
  3. Þorraþræll - Close of Winter Hardship
  4. Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu - The Rhymes of Vatnsenda-Rósa
  5. Kindur jarma í kofunum - Sheep are Bleating in their Pens
  6. Hættu að gráta hringaná - Stop Crying Now, My Dear Girl
  7. Á Sprengisandi - Riding over the Desert
  8. Vísur - Rhymes
  9. Guð gaf mér eyra - God Gave Me Ears
  10. Krummi krunkar úti - Outside Cronks the Raven
  11. Stóð ég úti í tunglsljósi - As I Stood in the Moonlight
  12. Dýravísur - Animal Verses
  13. Ólafur liljurós - Olafur Lilyrose
  14. Sæll Jesús sæti - All Hail Sweet Jesus
  15. Sofðu unga ástin mín - Sleep My Tiny Dear

Book (JRBK019) -  Icelandic Folk Songs, arranged by Guitar Islancio

  1. Austan kaldinn á oss blés - The East Wind Blows
  2. Á Sprengisandi - Riding over the Desert
  3. Á Sprengisandi (S. Kaldalóns) – Riding over the Desert
  4. Bí, bí og blaka - Little Bird and Light of Wing
  5. Bíum, bíum, bamba - Lullaby
  6. Dýravísur - Animal Verses
  7. Ég veit eina brúði skína - I Know of a Shining Bride
  8. Fagurt galaði fuglinn sá - Beautiful was the Rooster´s Crow
  9. Gilsbakkaþula - Gilsbakki Rhymes
  10. Góða veislu gjöra skal - A Merry Feast Shall Now Be Made
  11. Guð gaf mér eyra - God Gave Me Ears
  12. Hættu að gráta hringaná - Stop Crying Now, My Dear Girl
  13. Kindur jarma í kofunum - Sheep are Bleating in their Pens
  14. Krummi krunkar úti - Outside Cronks the Raven
  15. Krummi svaf í klettagjá - The Raven Slept in a Ravine
  16. Ólafur liljurós - Olafur Lilyrose
  17. Sofðu unga ástin mín - Sleep My Tiny Dear
  18. Stóð ég úti í tunglsljósi - As I Stood in the Moonlight
  19. Sæll Jesú sæti - All Hail Sweet Jesus
  20. Veröld fláa - Deceitful World
  21. Vísur - Rhymes
  22. Þorraþræll - Close of Winter Hardship

 

 

 

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