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Jógvan Andrias

Jógvan Andrias Joensen

Jógvan Andrias Joensen is a poet, songwriter and folk-singer from Klaksvík. Faroe Islands. His first album Soleiðis saman was released in 1999.

Now he is back with the single “Sólarhvarv,” which he wrote after the solar eclipse in March of 2015.

Music listeners first became aware of Jógvan Andrias when he appeared with the song “Ljós í myrkri” on the album Amnesty tónar in 1991. This song became immensely popular on the Faroe Islands and received substantial radio airplay.

Jógvan Andrias worked with many skilled musicians as well as the Tórshavn men’s choir. The music and song writing is rooted in traditional Faroese folk music, such as the traditional Faroese ballads. The choir adds an atmosphere of this tradition.