Impressively for a small nation, the Faroese generate a fair amount of music – and they are passionate about it. There are even two internationally acclaimed artists, Eivør Pálsdóttir and Teitur Lassen, who hail from the islands.
The Faroes proudly boast their own record label too, Tutl, which is state-supported and artist-owned, and was set up back in 1979; at their store in the centre of Tórshavn you can listen to and buy a wide range of Faroese music.
Add to that a music school in Tórshavn with two thousand students and a handful of international music festivals every year, notably the G! Festival where the main stage is set up on the beach below towering Faroese mountains, and it’s easy to see that music in the islands is on the up.
Places in Tórshavn
REINSARÍIÐ AND PERLAN
Art Exhibitions, movie shows and concerts from artists
Nordic House - Norðurlandahúsið
The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands is a forum for Faroese and Nordic art, with a program that mainly focuses on concerts, theatre and and art exhibitions.
Charming and boisterous café and nightclub, adorably decked out in all sorts of kitch-mismatched furniture, photos, decorations and other knickknacks
Tórshavn Music School
The music school is located in the newly built building in the west side of town.
Aulan í Finsen
venue for concerts etc.
Karaoke Bar Glitnir
Traditional pub in the center of Tórshavn, with karaoke
A great little pub where you can enjoy a fantastic prize-winning Faroese beer or why not a whisky or cognac if you prefer. Every Saturday we have live music featuring one of our many local musicians.