Tagged "Fríkirkjan"

Leif Eriksson steps out onto the Christmas tree in front of Reykjavik's Hallgrímskirkja church, dazzled by the Christmassy reflection of today's afternoon sun.

WHAT DO ST LUCIA, THE REYKJAVIK WIND QUINTET AND GULLY GAWK HAVE IN COMMON?

There’s a lot on in Reykjavik today, from the arrival of Yuletide Lad Gully Gawk, to a St Lucia procession, to a performance by the renowned Reykjavik Wind Quintet.


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AIRWAVES SNAPSHOT: DAY 3 SINEAD O’CONNOR

Sinéad O’Connor. With two nights left of Airwaves 2011, I fear nothing will top Sinéad’s performance at Fríkirkjan last night. It’s the first time I’ve seen her live. Heard her. Experienced her! I didn’t even consider myself a particularly avid fan. Until now. Apart from the music itself, I loved all the little things you […]


Outside the Reykjavik Art Museum. The ocean video is rather convincing: this is the first time I’ve experienced seasickness on solid ground!

AIRWAVES SNAPSHOT: DAY 2

Here are a few snapshots from Airwaves last night. My favourite act was Borko at the Reykjavik Art Museum (Hafnarhús). Why is it that if really loud music is also really good, my ears are suddenly fine with the volume?! Performing live, Borko hits exactly the right balance between indie rock, acoustic and… Borko-esque.