The Inner Spirit Listens: Eivør Pálsdóttir

There is something distinctly ancient about music. I feel it has been with humans from conception. Perhaps we learned it from the birds, or we always had an inner rhythm we expressed in various forms from singing, tapping a foot or beating a stick upon a rock.

My love of music runs deep. It has been part of my life since I was conceived. The only way I can explain why I enjoy certain music is that it touches a spirit deep within.

Several months ago, I stumbled upon a playlist on YouTube. After listening to it several times, I hunted down the singer of one of the songs. While it wasn’t in English, I felt a strong connection to it.

The singer was Eivør Pálsdóttir, a Faeroese singer and songwriter, born in Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands. Many of her songs are in Faroese, but I’ve also heard her sing in English.

Street View: Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands

To some it may feel strange to enjoy songs and not know any of the words or what the song is about. Yet it feels completely natural to me.

To listen to Eivør, check out this collection on YouTube: Collection: Eivør Pálsdóttir.



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