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Day of Icelandic Music Celebrated

Today is the Day of Icelandic Music, and as in previous years, the country’s radio stations will play three Icelandic songs simultaneously at 11:15 am and the entire nation is urged to sing along.

harpa-lights01_goHarpa concert hall, the location of the ceremony tomorrow. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The three songs are:

Jólakötturinn’ (‘Christmas Cat’) by Ingibjörg Þorbergs

Spáðu í mig’ (‘Check Me Out’) by Megas

Á Sprengisandi’ (‘At Sprengisandur’) by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns with lyrics by Grímur Thomsen.

A ceremony will be held at Harpa concert hall from 11-12, reports.

The songs’ lyrics can be found here.

December 1 is also Iceland’s Sovereignty Day.


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