Father and Son

29 03 2013

Mugison is one of the most famous singers in Iceland. And where there is a Mugison, there must also be a Papamug. He is the harbormaster right here in Ísafjörður!

Muggi.... bringing down the house!

Muggi…. bringing down the house!

In 2002 Ísafjörður’s own Mugison (a.k.a. Örn Elías Guðmundsson) and his father (Guðmundur a.k.a Muggi) organized the first ‘Aldrei fór ég suður’ Music Festival as a free concert to support the burgeoning music community in Ísafjörður. The event has been established as an annual festival in mid April. The name Aldrei fór ég suður (I never went south) is taken from a Bubbi Morthens song of the same name, and may refer to a movement among young Icelanders to establish cultural events outside Reykjavík, and draw attention back to the nation’s roots in the countryside.

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