2000 – 2010


“EITT DÝPI AV DÝRARI TÍД (In english: “A Chasm of Precious Time”) is the title of one of the most popular songs on the NALJA album. Elin wrote and arranged the music to the song, and her father, the Faroese author Jens Pauli Heinesen, wrote the lyrics.

In 2002 the song was rearranged by the Danish Film composer Søren Hyldgaard and was recorded with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under conduction of Mario Klemens. Elin sang as a soloist backed up by Tórshavnar Manskór (Tórshavn Mens Choir) under conduction of Bjarni Restorff.

The song was published in a TV film by Gulla Øregaard about Elin’s father – the author Jens Pauli Heinesen, and shown on Faroese public TV in celebration of his 70 years birthday.

Read more HERE.

Listen to the original version of the song:

Listen to the symphonic version of the song:


For almost 20 years Elin did not appear much in public as a musician – not since the early nineties. She became a mother in 1990, and for a long time she had a busy career in Denmark in culture administration, marketing and journalism – so she hadn’t the time to pursue a musical career also.

But in 2005 she finally went into a studio to record eight songs together with her uncle Svenn Brimheim, who was a well known guitar player on the Faroe Islands, and with the band he played in, Ad Libitum, which was a very popular easy listening folk band on the Faroe Islands, mostly playing classical evergreens. They planned to record a number of other songs later, and the album was intended to be released in 2006, but Svenn unfortunately died in the spring of 2006, before they could make the rest of the recordings. Later – in 2007 – Elin went into the studio with the rest of the band to record the seven remaining song.

The album got the title “Yndisløg – Ein ferð aftur í farnar tíðir” (Treasured songs – A trip down memory lane) and contains 15 of hers, her uncles and mothers favorite songs, most of them evergreens from the sixties, translated to Faroese by Elin herself and others. Eight of the songs were recorded live in a studio at the Faroese public radio station in September 2005 with Svenn and Ad Libitum. The remaining seven tracks were recorded with the band – but without Svenn.

But it took a long time for the album to be released due to some copyright issues. More info about that HERE.


Here are some photos from different performances:

Elin with Ad Libitum in 2007 – Christmas in Miðlahúsið / Sosialurin in Tórshavn :

Elin with Ad Libitum in 2008 – Concert in Miðlahúsið, when the paper Sosialurin had its 80th birthday:

Elin playing with Jens Marni Hansen at a friend’s 50 year birthday party in 2008:

And here is their performance at the same party:

Elin playing with Benjamin Petersen (Son of Fortune) in Tøting in Gøta in 2009:

Elin and Ad Libitum at Mentón concert in Reinsaríið summer 2010:


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