Icelandic musician and ethnologist Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson was born in Reykjavík and graduated as a flautist from the Hafnarfjörður School of Music, where he also studied singing. He continued his vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he completed the Opera Course and MMus degree. His operatic début was in the role of Spakur in the folkloric musical Kolrassa by Dr. Thórunn Guðmundsdóttir at the Tjarnarbíó Theatre in Reykjavík, since which he has had an international singing career.
Since 2014, he has been engaged on an MA in Icelandic folklore, the main focus of which is the national instrument of Iceland – the langspil. One of his main aims is to explore creativity and craft in music, and to show how folklore and cultural heritage can be used educationally in primary schools. His concerts are a blend of folk music, classical song and Rímur: epic poems from Icelandic literature, sung a cappella.