Regin Dahl

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Regin Dahl (5 November 1918 in Tórshavn – 29 March 2007 in Copenhagen) was a Faroese author and music composer.


Dahl came from a literary family; his father was translator and provost Jákup Dahl.[1] His own poetry has been described as more modernistic than many previous Faroese poets.[2] His family also contained musicians like his grandfather Georg Casper Hansen; Dahl is also noted as a composer. In youth he did not know how to transcribe his compositions so would work on them in his head before performing them at cultural events. As a composer he wrote musical settings for 34 Erik Axel Karlfeldt poems and made around 450 compositions in all.[3]


Dahl was honoured in 1998 with the Faroese Cultural Prize.[4] He was the first person to receive this award. It has been given to a Faroese artist (writer, musician, painter etc.) almost every year since 1998.

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