Finnish Folk Music with Vellamo | Mountain View
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Mountain View Public Library | 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Enjoy wonderful music and an introduction to the Finnish language and folk music tradition, which combines Scandinavian and Slavic influences with Finnish folklore.
Vellamo is the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. They write instantly memorable songs in English as well as their native Finnish, and also perform traditional ballads from the Finnish, Celtic and Scandinavian folk traditions. They are known for establishing a rapport with any audience: The duo has been touring around Europe, in New Zealand and three times in the US. First album came out in early 2013, which was recorded in Vermont, US. In 2014 Vellamo released their second album, recorded with a full band. This folk-rock gem contains beautiful arrangements of traditional songs from the Finnish and Swedish traditions. Third album will be released in the fall of 2015.
Please visit their website for song clips, performance videos, and other information about the folk duo Vellamo: https://vellamoband.wordpress.com/
“There’s so much to like about Vellamo’s music, which has a strong, and intensely appealing, retro feel – kinda Trader Horne/first-album Fairport, maybe more than a hint of the Fariñas, with a touch of early-electric-Dylan/McGuinn jangle, get the picture? ”
FATEA Magazine (UK).
“Even foreign texts can shine like a star on a clear sky.”
Keys & Chords (Belgium).
Categories: Live Music