Friday, 19 August 2016

Happy Saint Magnus' Day ...

... according to the traditions of Roskilde in Denmark. Most places keep the Orkney martyr's feast on 16 April (the day of his death) and/or 13 December (the day his relics were translated), but Roskilde was one of the main centres of the Magnus-cult, and they celebrated him in summer.

My apologies for this blog's half-year of dormancy. I will shortly post a belated report on our April performances; and news of another choir's forthcoming Magnus-related concert in Kirkwall (link here if you can't wait to learn about this).