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Annika Hoydal

Annika Hoydal

Annika Hoydal is a Faroese singer, actor and songwriter.

Annika grew up in the Faroe Islands and later in Ecuador. She had her debut as an actor in The Faroe Islands in 1965. She received an education in acting from the danish institution: Statens Teaterskole in 1973 – as the first Faroese woman ever. Along followed a career as a singer and actor in Scandinavia and Scotland. Mainly based in Copenhagen. During her career she has made around 15 records and participated in the Danish Eurovision in 1979 with the song “Aldan” (The wave) Lyrics written by her older brother Gunnar Hoydal and the music by Annika Hoydal.

In 2015 she received Mentanarvirðisløn Landsins – the highest honour within the culture in the Faroe Islands. She also received 3 nominations at the Faroese Music awards for the album “Endurljós” in 2016. Over the years Annika has attained a legendary status in her native Faroe Islands.

In 2023, at a the ripe age of 77, Annika Hoydal embarked on a new record adventure named “Leysir Endar” (Loose Ends). The Album contains songs gathered through her life and was recorded in a studio located in the valley of Hoydalar, where Annika grew up.

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