Annika Hoydal is a Faroese singer, actor and songwriter - at the age of 76, Annika is still going strong, with here new album "Leysir endar" due to be released in May.
Annika grew up in the Faroe Islands and later in Ecuador.
She had her debut as an actor in The Faroe Islands in 1965.
She received an education in acting from the danish institution: Statens
Teaterskole in 1973 - as the first Faroese woman ever.
Along followed a career as a singer and actor in Scandinavia and Scotland. Mainly
based in Copenhagen.
During her career she has made around 15 records and participated in the Danish
Eurovision in 1979 with the song “Aldan” (The wave) Lyrics written by
her older brother Gunnar Hoydal and the music by Annika Hoydal
In 2015 she received Mentanarvirðisløn Landsins - the highest honour within the
culture in the Faroe Islands.
She also received 3 nominations at the Faroese Music awards for the album “Endurljós” in 2016.
Over the years Annika has attained a legendary status in her native Faroe Islands.
Now in 2023, at a the ripe age of 77, Annika Hoydal is about to embark on a new
record adventure named “Leysir Endar” (Loose Ends)
The Album will contain songs gathered through her life. Some are originals, others
are Faroese traditionals and some are songs from other countries translated in to
her native tongue by her brother Gunnar Hoydal.
All the songs are recorded live with only acoustic instruments by some of the
finest musicians in The Faroe Islands. The studio is located in the valley Hoydal -
where Annika grew up.
Leysir Endar will be released in May 2023.