The Scottish Fisheries Museum is very much looking forward to greeting “The church choir Ljómur” from the Faroe Islands to Anstruther on Friday 2nd June and hopes the community will turn out to extend that warm welcome to our visitors with whom of course we have links via the Fishing Industry across the North Atlantic.
They will perform a Choral Concert and Faroese Folk Dancing on the Folly by the Reaper, Anstruther Harbour between 6 and 7pm. The Choir will then join local performers to support the Bernicia Suite by Richard Wemyss in Cellardyke Church at 7.30 pm
The choir originates from the village Vágur on Suðuroy, the southernmost of the 18 islands that make up Faroe, and is connected to the church of Vágur. Ljómur was founded in 1939, and made its first tour abroad in 1954, with concerts in Denmark and Norway. Later concerts were held in Poland, the Soviet Union, Iceland, Sweden, Spain and Germany.
The choir sings a comprehensive repertoire from old psalms to classic Faroese and Nordic hymns and songs.