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Folk Music Center

Nordurgata 1, Siglufjordur 580, Iceland
+354 467 2300
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lovely little museum

This is a lovely little museum displaying some Icelandic instruments and there is video recordings... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Jane L
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Davis, California
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We visited here as part of the visit to the Herring Museum. It was very interesting and the docent... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
PatyVerb
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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The Folk Music Centre in Siglufjordur is located in Madame House where the Rev. Bjarni Þorsteinsson lived from 1888 to 1898. The centre brings to life the world of Icelandic folk music.
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Nordurgata 1, Siglufjordur 580, Iceland
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a lovely little museum displaying some Icelandic instruments and there is video recordings of people quint-singing and playing traditional musical instruments. There are also computers upstairs you can listen to the musics and buy CDs if you like.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We visited here as part of the visit to the Herring Museum. It was very interesting and the docent was extremely knowledgeable. He offered coffee.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A few traditional instruments that the children enjoyed playing on with the expert advice from the guide.Fascinating ancient books and artefacts, as well as access to modern technology.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We loved our visit to this small museum. The host of the museum was very friendly and gave us a great tour with a lot of interesting facts and information. He played a couple of very old Icelandic instruments for us in different styles. Upstairs...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome little spot we wandered into today. We stumbled in on a presentation of how to use some of the instruments and the curator is quite the musician!! He even played a little duet with a couple of the young people on the tour. The...More

1  Thank Randall R
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Small but rich collection in a charming old house. This summer's docent is amazing - knowledgeable, engaging, and a fine musician. He sang a traditional ríma at the request of a visitor, and told us all about their history and purpose. We were treated to...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting museum, and the curator (Eyvi) was particularly helpful - not only did he demonstrate the folk instruments on display, but when we asked for details of one of the songs being played, he went out of his way to find...More

1  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Not only do they have a great collection of musical instruments, photos and books but they offer coffee in china cups to visitors! We learned a lot and greatly enjoyed our visit. Bought some fabulous CDs with different types of music.

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