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New Music Video Features Icelandic Folk Song

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New Music Video Features Icelandic Folk Song

Guðrún Ólafsdóttir performing Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu.

Photo: YouTube.

Icelandic singer Guðrún Ólafsdóttir and Spanish guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui recently filmed a new music video on the beach in Reykjavík to one of Iceland’s most beloved folk songs, ‘Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu,’ arranged by acclaimed composer Jón Ásgeirsson.

The music video was directed by Torfi Frans Ólafsson.

A winner of several prizes in international singing competitions, such as the Kathleen Ferrier Song Prize at Wigmore Hall, Guðrún has performed extensively in concert and opera across Europe and in Latin America.

Guðrún will star as Rosina in the Icelandic Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the Harpa auditorium in the autumn of 2015.

On July 4, Guðrún and Jáuregui opened an exhibition in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the ‘Slaying of the Spaniards.’

Click here to watch the video.

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