musician ​is an unnamed performer who plays at the Purple Wedding. He is played by guest star Jón Þór Birgisson and only appears in "The Lion and the Rose".

Jón Þór Birgisson is currently a member of the Icelandic post-rock band sigur rós which do a cover of "The Rains of Castamere" for the closing credits of the episode "The Lion and the Rose".



He is a musician who performs in a group with two others, in which he sings and plays the accordion.

Season 4

His group perform "The Rains of Castamere" at the Purple Wedding, though King Joffrey Baratheon quickly grows bored with their performance and throws coins at them. They pick up as many coins as they can before leaving.[1]


Season Four appearances
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, "The Rains of Castamere" is performed several times at the Purple Wedding by musicians such as Hamish the Harper and Collio Quaynis.