This project is the culmination of 4 generations of women that began in Iceland and traveled to Canada in 1924. The project is laced together by the voice of our great grandmother, Lang Amma. All of her songs and melodies are sung from her memory; some are nationalistic Icelandic songs, folk songs about escaping evil spirits and many personifications of nature. As children we taped over one of the songs where the remaining lyrics said: “The Elf Queen rode by and you locked eyes. Does it mean love or does it mean death?”. Very curious to find what we had taped over, we researched the text to reveal it’s source; a cycle of poems by the German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine entitled Neue Gedichte or Ny Vor in Icelandic and New Spring in English.