Award-winning poet and poetry translator, Ian Crockatt will be launching The Song Weigher, his newly published volume of poetry translated from Old Norse at FREE event - booking essential.
Subtitled Complete Poems of Egill Skallagrimsson, tenth century Viking and skald, these are the poems of the larger-than-life hero of the thirteenth-century Icelandic classic, Egill's Saga (biography of a real warrior and poet renowned for his brutality in combat as well as his extraordinary poetic skills). This is the first time Egill's poems have appeared in English as a work in their own right independently of the saga narrative they inspired. Jonzon Duo (Kristin Borgehed and Nathan Bissette) will round off the afternoon with songs and tunes from Sweden and Norway. Not a horned helmet in sight!
Ticket Price: FREE/Booking Required
Book Signing: 5.00pm, May Tent, King’s Lawn.
Tickets are no longer on sale online or by phone, but will be back on sale at the May Festival Box Office over the weekend.
Please visit the May Festival Box Office in King's College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen or call 01224 272462 from Friday 26th at 9am onwards to find out if there are any tickets left.
Tickets cannot be reserved via this line but must be purchased in person.
Venue: Linklater Rooms