Æskustöðvarnar / My childhood home

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Text: Grímur Lárusson (1926 - 1995). Tune: trad., arr. Bára Grímsdóttir.

In 1964 Bára and her family moved to Reykjavík from the family farm Grímstunga in the north of Iceland. They returned for visits every year, but her father was always homesick. This is one of many poems that he wrote about his home valley of Vatnsdalur; anyone who has been there can easily understand his longing for the place.

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English translation

There wakes always in me a longing.
I often dream
of the northern blue mountains,
the beauty of my home.

Summer with sun and warmth
I see and sense clearly.
Breeze carry greetings to
my childhood home.

I long to see Vatnsdalur.
It draws my thoughts.
It is certain I will never have
another place as home.

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from Flúr, track released April 2, 2013
Vocal, Bára Grímsdóttir

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FUNI, an old Icelandic word meaning flame or fire, are Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster. Since 2001, they have been breathing new life into great songs that have been hidden away in old recordings, old books and manuscripts for too long. They also add new songs to the tradition. Bára and Chris tour widely in Europe, as well as Iceland and Britain. They have also played in China and the USA. ... more

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