The Faroe Islands are a tiny collection of islands that lie between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between the gutter and the stars… sorry, I mean halfway between Scotland and Iceland. They are a self-governing country under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, and have a population of less than 50,000. One of those 50,000 people is a singer-songwriter called Teitur Lassen, better known just as Teitur.
Teitur left his homeland at the age of 17, moving to Copenhagen, Denmark and launching his career as a songwriter. In 2007 he won the award for Best Male Singer at the Danish Music Awards.
Teitur is currently on tour in North America supporting his newest album Let The Dog Drive Home. Check out the Youtube videos below. Teitur visits Toronto on 6 March to play at The Great Hall, with tickets on sale for $15.
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Good luck! The contest is open until 1pm EST on Wednesday, 29 February.
Teitur – “You Never Leave LA”:
Teitur – “Freight Train”:
Oh, did you want more trivia about The Faroe Islands? Okay. The Faroe Islands are not part of the Schengen Agreement or the European Union, but do allow free movement of people into their country by EU citizens. They also once nearly completely embarrassed Scotland in an in European Championship football qualifier, going 2-0 with Scotland eventually escaping with a 2-2 draw. Sadly, Scotland went on to embarrass themselves greater in other ways, most notably in the guise of Alex Salmond.
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