Keeping a finger on the pulse

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In the evening of April 13th an unusual concert took place at Loft Hostel. Three good friends joined their forces and together, armed only with guitars, created a delicate mood and almost family atmosphere. On the stage each of them charms with a voice, though they are so different from each other. Ladies and gentlemen – Myrra Rós, Halla Norðfjörð and Elín Ey. Music of those three young women has been familiar to me for some longer time. Their united performance made tears well up in my eyes. A singer/songwriter that came up first on the stage that night was Myrra Rós backed by her friend Pete Uhlenbruch that also delights people with his solo project Owls Of The Swamp. Myrra enchants listeners not only in Iceland, but also in continental Europe. She has been on friendly terms with her guitar since she was 20 and had taken active part in two post-rock projects called Andvari and VAR. So far the artist released two solo albums – in 2012 Kveldúlfur and One Amongst Others that was out in fall 2015. A material from the second one was gracefully presented by Myrra this Wednesday evening. Subtle sounds of dreamy folk pop and the delicate atmosphere during enthralling shows are the domain of Myrra, the girl with ethereal and soft voice like a breeze running in between small leaves. There is nothing else to do except just enjoying the moment, space in sound and completeness of new compositions such as Brother, Don’t

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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