1902

About 1902

The melodies that have been used as starting points for KATA’s interpretations
are first and foremost found in the following books by musicologist
Marianne Clausen (1947 – 2014):

Skjaldur, rímur og ramsur: orð og løg: upptikin 1902-2000 (Stiðin, 2012);
Føroya kvæði. corpus carminum Færoensium, Bind 8: Løgini (Stiðin, 2003);
Andlig vísuløg í Føroyum: upptikin 1902-2002 (Stiðin, 2006)

In some cases, we have also used recordings from the archives of the
University of the Faroe Islands
www.setur.fo/bandasavn as inspiration.

In most of our arrangements we sing an excerpt a few selected verses, of the
traditional ballad. Each of us has written short explanatory texts about the songs which
Heiðrún Hödd Guðmundsdóttir has translated into English.

Sponsors: Mentanargrunnur landsins, Felagið føroysk tónaskøld, Fjølrit, KODA

Producer: Unn Paturson and KATA

All vocals were recorded live in studio on August 28th, 29th and 31st and
September 1st, 2019. Organ recordings were made in Hoyvíkar kirkja on May 8th , 2019.

Vocal arrangements: Unn Paturson

Recordings and sound engineer: Theodor Kapnas, Studio Bloch
Editing and additional recordings: Rógvi á Rógvu
Recording director: Bernharður Wilkinson in O Gud Vor Fader i Evighed; Kelling við grúgvustein
Mix: Janus Rasmussen at E7 Studios, Reykjavík, Iceland
Mastering: Zino Mikorey, Berlin, Germany

Photos: Lydia Hansen
Cover layout: Heiðrik á Heygum

Tracks:
1   Variatión av Fuglakvæðinum Eldra I
2  Her gongur hindin heiðin
3  Klæðatáttur
4  Krákan situr á steini
5   Sigmundarkvæði yngra
6  Eldurin fór at loga
7  Ingimann og Eirikur
8  O Gud vor fader i evighed
9  Kelling situr við grúgvustein
10  Fuglakvæði eldra
11  Hústrúin og Hovmaðurin

Released on the following formats:
As CD and digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.

Credits:

Musicians:

Arnfríð Lützen (vocal)

Birita Adela Davidsen (vocal)

Eyð Steinbjørnsdóttir (vocal)

Guðrið Hansdóttir (vocal)

Unn Paturson (vocal, organ)

Lasse Jæger (electronics)

Rógvi á Rógvu (percussion, drums)

Niclas Thorsteinsson (vocal)

Heiðrikur á Heygum (vocal)