Blíðviðri / Nice weather

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Text: Ólína Andrésdóttir (1858 - 1935). Tune: trad., arr. Bára Grímsdóttir.

In the summer of 2010, Bára was asked to sing at an Ásatrú wedding. She chose this song and as she sang, a whimbrel flew low overhead, its cry blending with Bára’s singing - an unforgettable moment.

Ólína Andrésdóttir was the twin sister of Hérdís, who wrote ‘Kveðið við spuna’.

lyrics

English translation

Now the gift is not scarce with you,
Rich delight of nature.
The earth is covered in rays,
sky and sea too.

You ignore class differences,
but share the bread of life,
your children all as one,
millionaire and penniless.

Light and space is life’s citadel,
with its colourful adornment.
Neither twilight nor sorrow
is in your soul.

I see beautiful encircling mountains
embraced by the sun.
With all that breathes, I sing to myself,
“it is bliss to live and to enjoy.”

It is sublime to relish, it is lovely to see
lilies adorning the pasture.
It is sweet to hope, it is sweet to long for
long summer days.

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from Flúr, track released April 2, 2013

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FUNI Reykjavik, Iceland

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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