Hjörleifur Stefánsson is a storyteller and farmer from Iceland. He has collected and shared tales for years, both with his kids, audiences and his sheep. Giants, trolls, hidden people and ghosts are his companions as well as Icelanders of the past and their traditions of song and stories. We are delighted to welcome him to YARN this year and look forward to his tales in the wonderful atmospheric surrounds of The Shoot Room in Killruddery.
Hjörleifur Stefánsson was born in western Iceland in the middle of second hay harvest in August 1979. He is a farmer, innkeeper, carpenter and a fan of all things brewed. Hjörleifur grew up on a farm with his grandparents living a stone’s throw away on the next farm over. He was served stories of old Iceland as well as poems and songs along with his porridge for years, his grandparents being storytellers by nature.