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Readings of skaldic verse produced for the Orkney Project. Orri Tomasson reads the Old Norse, and David Baker reads the translations of the following poems:

1. Earl Rögnvaldr Kali Kolsson, a Lausavísur from Orkneyinga saga, ch 58 in which he boasts of his nine skills.
2. Lausavísur 10 from Orkneyinga saga, ch 47.
3. Lausavísur 12 from Orkneyinga saga, ch 49.
4. Lausavísur 15 from Orkneyinga saga, ch 55.

5. Sigmundr ǫngull, Lausavísur 1 from Orkneyinga saga, ch 62.

6. Arnorr Thordarson jarlaskáld, 'Þorfinnsdrápa' st 2.
7. 'Þorfinnsdrápa' st 21.

8. Torf-Einarr Rǫgnvaldsson, Lausavísur 4 from Orkneyinga saga, ch. 5.
9. Lausavísur 2 from Orkneyinga saga, ch. 3.

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skaldic poetry; Old Norse; language; literature; audio; performance

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