Well, next week it all begins. The first of the new live session series will go online.
In the meantime, more 'behind-the-scenes' glances from our camera, out filming the unplugged series in reykjavik and beyond.
In this chapter we visit the pretty new, and pretty good, food hall called Hlemmur Mathöll. The original aim of filming here was to capture something unique whilst onlookers continued chomping their meals, beer, and conversations. But quickly this was dashed, as we'd overlooked one thing: the speakers. Pop music has it's place, but not in the background of our unplugged sessions.
Luckily, round the corner, out of sight from the speaker noise, was Rabbar Barinn (or the 'chit-chat' bar.) Amongst the healthy mix of fruit, vegetables and soup there was just enough space for Mill (or Hanna Mia) to stand, ukulele in hand. Of course, as soon as we'd found the perfect spot, Rabbar Barinn became the most popular vendor in whole the food hall. Typical. A little waiting is never a bad thing though, and allowed us to get some great pictures whilst mill set-up. In front of a quite stunning backdrop: the colours of vegetables.
Next comes Árný, and another fine, sunny day. Again, new Icelandic music here with her album 'See Through' recently out online. We picked the pier by Skarfabakki Harbour - overlooking the tiny island of Viðey (watch out for more there soon) - and wandered down to the small yellow lighthouse situated at the end.
Perched neatly on the best rocks - sea-defence-cum-chair - we even had a little two-part audience for this one. Firstly the french fishermen, perched on the lower rocks and then, some walkers who stayed close for the song before kindly applauding, as you'll see at the end of that video.
Then we had an impromptu photoshoot. Because why not. With such a bright yellow building to pose in-front of. Would have been a missed opportunity.
Photos of Árný and Mill in situ.
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