Reception celebrating the release of the symphonic album “Eitt dýpi av dýrari tíð”

It is not every day that new Faroese symphonic music is released on record. But now Elin Brimheim Heinesen will present the new album with music by her and lyrics by her father, the Faroese writer Jens Pauli Heinsen, at a reception in Perlan on Saturday evening, December 2 at 20:00.

Jens Pauli Heinesen, one of the Faroe Islands’ greatest writers, was celebrated last year with a grand honorary concert in the Nordic House in Tórshavn on his 90th birthday on 12 November. Magnificent symphonic music was arranged for six of his poems, to which Elin Brimheim Heinesen, daughter of Jens Pauli Heinesen, had set music. Sound recordings of these works are now finally being released on an album – both on CD and vinyl, in addition to digital platforms.

Release party in Perlan on Saturday evening

In this regard, there will be a:

Reception and cozy evening
in Perlan, Tórsgøta 3 in Tórshavn
Saturday evening 2 December 2023 at 20:00

where there will be various exciting events on the programme.

The reception is open to all and free of charge.

The program is as follows:

  • Elin presents the album and talks about the process of creating the 12 tracks on the album
  • Interviews with people who made this magnificent music project possible
  • Live music is of course also on the program
  • The music video “Sóleyan” will be shown on the big screen
  • Elin reveals an extra Christmas surprise!

Snacks are served and the bar is open. In addition, it will be possible to acquire the album this evening at a reduced price and with Elin’s signature on it.

About the album “Eitt dýpi av dýrari tíð”

The album has been given the title “Eitt d´pi av dýrari tíð”” (A Chasm of Precious Time) after the first song that Elin composed for a poem by her father. The song could be heard for the first time in 1988 on the album NALJA by Elin & Kári. In 2002, a symphonic version was made for a documentary made by Gulla Øregaard about Jens Pauli Heinesen.

Now the symphonic version is finally being released on record in an updated mix, along with five other songs Elin has composed to poems by her father.

Elin has also translated the poems and sung them in English, so that there will be 12 tracks on the album – i.e. six songs in Faroese, in addition to the same six songs in English.

Four of the recordings were made with the world-renowned symphony orchestra The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Faroese choir Tarira, and two of the recordings were made with the equally well-known City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Tórshavn’s Male Choir. The Italian composer Enzo De Rosa has arranged five of the songs for symphony orchestra and choir, and the Danish composer Søren Hyldgaard has arranged the song “Eitt dýpi av dýrari tið”. Elin is the lead singer on all the recordings.

The album is financed via crowd funding and by Betri Samtakið, MOWI, KT-húsið, Mentamálaráðið (The Faroese Ministry of Culture), Mentanargrunnur Landsins (the National Cultural Fund), Tórshavn Municipality, Vágar Municipality, in addition to Elin herself.

More information can be obtained from Elin Brimheim Heinesen on tel. 790527 /


Elin Brimheim Heinesen, daughter of the Faroese writer Jens PaulI Heinesen, has composed music for six of his poems. Magnificent symphonic music is arranged for the six songs by the outstanding Italian composer Enzo De Rosa.

Recordings were made in Prague in the Czech Republic of the musical works with two world-renowned Czech symphony orchestras, in addition to recordings in Tórshavn with the choirs Tarira and Tórshavn Men’s Choir and with Elin as soloist, and also in Canada with Enzo De Rosa on grand piano.

These recordings will now finally be released on an album – both on CD and LP, as well as on digital platforms, on Friday 1 December 2023.

Elin has also translated the poems into English and has sung the six songs in English as well. Thus there are 12 tracks on the album – six songs in Faroese and the same six songs in English.




The single “Flóttin” / “The Refugee” from Elin Brimheim Heinesen’s upcoming album will be out Friday, September 15th, 2023!

Save the single here: Flóttin

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