Skalholt in the beginning of July – beautiful as always.
Not the first time in Iceland. Been there with ALBA, Henry Linder, Laude Illustre, Sequnetia …. beautiful venues – lovely audience.
This time we were alone in the big house with wonderful food in the fridge and an even more wonderful singer and cook, Lena Susanne Norin in the kitchen. Lena and me did arrive one day before Elizabeth and started with changing the Christmas program, work on “The hour of the wolf” for Slovenia in August and prepare our program for Skalholt.
Next day I took the very old green bus and drove to Selfoss to pick up Elizabeth. ULV is complete and the real work starts. Hekla is lingering in the background and the rain is hitting hard from time to time. Long intense days with singing, planning, walking and eating. Together with the long light green and blue evenings the programs take shape, especially the Christmas program where we now have found some new wonderful traditional hymns from both Dalarna, Estonia and Ukraine. It is so nice end rewarding making music with Elizabeth and Lena Susanne and I really look forward to Christmas concerts and recording next season.
After the concert a lovely meal in the restaurant and then Youtubefavourites including Anthony and the Johnsons, Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse and Lenny Kravitz. Thanks to Sigurdur for bringing us to the summer beautiful festival in Skalholt and thanks Kolbein for driving us to Skalholt .