Music from the British Isles: Sinéad O’Connor and Paul Young to perform in Reykjavík this October.

Sinéad O'Connor will be performing in Iceland 2011

Sinéad O'Connor performing in 2008.

Iceland’s annual mega music event, Iceland Airwaves (October 12-16), this year includes Sinéad O’Connor in its line-up. O’Connor’s debut album came out in 1987, three years before the singer/songwriter shot to world fame with her 1990 hit ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ (music and lyrics by Prince), and she has been releasing a new album every few years since then. The latest, Home, came out this summer.


Paul Young will be performing in Iceland 2011

Paul Young performing earlier this year.

The British Isles are also lending Iceland pop and soul artist Paul Young for a concert at Harpa on October 4. Young is best known for hits such as ‘Every Time You Go Away’ and ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’. The singer’s visit to Iceland comes ahead of the his tour to Germany and Austria later in October.