We are now in the midst of preparation for a grand event next week, June 4th, where we will perform the ten songs from the Llibre Vermell manuscript from Montserrat (14th c) at the bi-annual Festival of Sacred Arts 2019, which will take place June 1st - June 10th at the Hallgrímskirkja church downtown Reykjavík. Included in the program are select songs from Icelandic and Danish manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 17th century.
Joining us will be power-house psalterium-player Marina Albero, arriving all the way from Seattle for the event, and wonderful and versatile local musicians Eggert Pálsson and Kristófer Rodriguez Svönuson on percussion, and Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir on cello. Lastly, a newly founded vocal male ensemble Cantores Islandiae will be joining us for the liveliest/loudest tunes.
After performing at the festival, we intend to record the lot with our master recording engineer Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir, hopefully releasing a fresh new album in the fall.