The 18th Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörður, north Iceland, will be held from the 5th to the 9th of July this year. Music from Africa will be emphasized, both in concerts and courses. Musicians from Guinea will teach music and dances from their country. Music from Ireland will also be taught in a special course and there will be courses on Icelandic handicraft.
The Folk Music Academy is a special course on Icelandic folk music and will, this year, be in English. The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörður was first held in the year 2000. Musicians from all parts of the world visit the festival, together with Icelandic musicians.