In the state of Kentucky in 1939, a 28 year old mandolin player and singer formed his band, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys. They played and sang songs about life in the rural south.
Bluegrass is played on acoustic stringed instruments and has strong roots in traditional music that British migrants brought with them to America in the 1600s. Now in 2019 bluegrass is coming to Harpa.
The concert is a collaboration between Icelandic and English musicians who will be playing bluegrass tunes of different eras, original compositions and an Icelandic tune or two.
One lucky audience member will receive a free year of online tuition at ArtistWorks.com.
Bragi Þór Ólafsson – Guitar and vocals
Evan Davies – Mandolin and vocals
Kieran Towers – Fiddle and vocals
Sam Rose – Double bass and vocals
Members of Illgresi:
Eiríkur Hlöðversson – Double bass
Guðmundur Atli Pétursson – Mandolin
Vignir Pálsson – Banjo