We do not get a lot of artists from the Faroe Islands coming through Vancouver, so having one pass through with the level of talent that Eivør possesses was a rare treat..
Since releasing her debut album at the age of 16, Eivør has continued to innovate and push musical boundaries. That first outing, the self-titled, Eivør Pálsdóttir comprised a collection of classic Faroese ballads. Since then she has recorded jazz, orchestral, and rock albums in both her native Faroese and English and has received critical acclaim not only in the Faroe Islands, but across Scandinavia.
In addition to the more classical musical styles, she has recently evolved a more unique sound, heavy on percussion, and even taking on-board Inuit style throat singing.
This newer sound the focus of Eivør’s set at the Vogue Theatre, where she was performing in support of Wardruna. Her performance was unique, magical, almost hypnotic, and the only negative thing you could say is that the set was too short.
Check out our images from the show below:
Photos: Stewart Johnstone