Gamaldags Lag is a second project of mine with the harpist Sólveig Thoroddsen, but with modern instruments: a lever harp and a subtly amplified electric guitar. The name of our duo means "old-fashioned song" in Icelandic. Our repertoire consists of skilfully arranged songs dating from the 1920s and into the 1970s. The origins of the songs are also diverse, stretching from the European mainland over Iceland to Costa Rica.
In the footsteps of our baroque role models
In the making of certain arrangements we were inspired by those works of Renaissance and baroque composers in which a completely new sonorous world is created through the imaginative treatment of older works. Our arrangements are not in the baroque style but we have adopted this principle.