This book was first published in 2001. Its aim was to make material about traditional Faroese ballads, kvæði, and ballad chanting available to schools, as well as the many dance circles in the Faroe Islands that teach children and young people to chain dance and chant.
Most Faroese ballads are of unknown origin and have been passed down orally for centuries but what characterises the ballads in this collection is that they are all by known authors: Jens Christian Djurhuus, Mikkjal á Ryggi, Jeffrei Henriksen and Jónleif Johannesen. This is the first time the ballad Deyðastund Sigmundar/ Sigmundur’s Hour of Death by Jónleif Johannesen is available in print.
The ballad collection is fully illustrated by Edward Fuglø.