From Iceland — Borgarfjörður Hosts Concert and Coffee for Ukrainian Refugees

Borgarfjörður Hosts Concert and Coffee for Ukrainian Refugees

Published May 25, 2022

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People in Borgarfjörður hosted a concert and coffee event to welcome new neighbors from Ukraine on Saturday, West Iceland news service Skessuhorn reports.

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The event aimed to welcome and introduce the Ukrainian refugees to the community, who recently settled in the area. The event was hosted in the celebration hall at Bífröst University.

Borgarfjörður couple Olgeir Helgi Ragnarsson and Theodóra Þorsteinsdóttir created the event. Volunteers from the town helped the couple coordinate and host the event.

The concert featured Olgeir Helgi and Theodóra with their daughters, Hannah Ágústa and Sigríður Ásta, with accompaniment from pianist Jónína Erna Arnardóttir and her husband Vífill Karlsson. The group performed Icelandic folk songs, German songs, operettas, and musical pieces.

Following the concert, attendees were able to mingle and meet the new Ukrainian residents.

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