JuuriJuhla-RotFest - Folk music in Espoo 7.-14.4.2018

 

Artists

(in alphabetical order)

 

 

 
 
Espoon pelimannity & Elina Sauri

Espoon pelimannity & Elina Sauri

Espoon pelimannit – Esbo spelmanslag is a convivial and distinguished Espoo-based fiddler orchestra, whose groovy playing style is well known even outside the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.  The orchestra is in particularly high demand and acts as the dance orchestra in various events. The orchestra’s artistic quality is ensured by Master of Music Pekka Pentikäinen.

This will be the first time that Elina Sauri acts as the vocalist for Espoon pelimannit, following in the footsteps of her mother, Vieno Kekkonen. Elina Sauri has more than 30 years of experience from various stages. She is a versatile singer, who is equally comfortable with popular music, swing and jazz ballads, dance music, ditties, gospel… and even bossa nova in Portuguese!

www.espoonpelimannit.fi
www.elina-sauri.comti

 
Halsbrytarna

Halsbrytarna

The Neckbreakers is a folk music group from Helsinki, Finland playing music from Finland and from the other Nordic countries. The group was founded in 1973 by Åke Grandell. Master fiddler Ricke Mette is leader ensuring the musical quality. The group consists of 14 players.

Repertoire is composed of traditional tunes from the Nordic countries and compositions of our own: inter alia waltz, schottish, mazurka, polka, folk songs, and hambo (we are experts on playing hambo).

www.elisanet.fi/martin.gunnar.barlund/hals/

 
Jussi Tarkkanen Combo

Jussi Tarkkanen Combo

Fresh folk music group Jussi Tarkkanen Combo, is in JuuriJuhla-RotFest with its own album release consert. The musicians are Jussi Tarkkanen, Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila and Sofia Tarkkanen.

www.mariakalaniemi.com

www.timoalakotila.com

 
Leikarit

Leikarit

The folk music group has played together since 1975. Leikarit usually performs in the Helsinki-Espoo region but also in other parts of Finland and abroad.

Ulla Hillebrandt (violin, vocal)
Jussi Tarkkanen (violin)
Maarit Kyllönen (violin)
Raimo Nummela (accordion)
Jaakko Heikkinen (clarinett)
Tony Wallius (clarinett)
Panu Helke (double bass )

 
Maria Kalaniemi & Marianne Maans

Maria Kalaniemi & Marianne Maans

Maria Kalaniemi, a master of free-bass button accordion, is one of Finland’s leading contemporary accordionists. Once a member of pioneering groups Niekku and Aldargaz, from the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, where she now teaches, her roots are in folk and classical music but her sights and abilities go far beyond existing styles. Technically brilliant as a player, and adept at improvisation, she is also a very powerful, intuitive and sensitive composer, with pieces that stylistically touch in numerous areas but feature her own personality as the driving force. Melody is the meaning and with Maria, listeners are sure to feel her message deeply.

www.mariakalaniemi.com

Marianne Maans – violin and song, is a professional folk musician with the roots in the Ostrobothnia violin tradition. The finnish-swedish folk music is her special field and she works as an educator, musician, and with various projects. Marianne composes and has also arranged folk music for small ensembles and choirs. Marianne performs solo or  with the artist Paula Blåfield, the musicians Désirée Saarela-Portin, Sofia Lindroos, Maria Kalaniemi, as well as ensembles such as FoLKRÖRELSEN et al.

 
Marianne Maans & Désirée Saarela-Portin

Marianne Maans & Désirée Saarela-Portin

Marianne Maans – violin and song, is a professional folk musician with the roots in the Ostrobothnia violin tradition. The finnish-swedish folk music is her special field and she works as an educator, musician, and with various projects. Marianne composes and has also arranged folk music for small ensembles and choirs. Marianne performs solo or  with the artist Paula Blåfield, the musicians Désirée Saarela-Portin, Sofia Lindroos, Maria Kalaniemi, as well as ensembles such as FoLKRÖRELSEN et al.

Désirée Saarela-Portin – singing, guitar and mandolin is singer-songwriter and educated music teacher. In 2008-2009 she gained herself in the Swedish folk music tradition, studying at Ingesund Music School in Sweden. Désirée has mainly focused on the Finnish-Swedish folk music and folk singing tradition. Désirée has studied folk music at the Sibelius Academy’s folk music department where she graduates from her master’s degree in autumn 2013. Désirée performs solo as well as in various ensembles. The album Tidsemigranten with the group Désirée Saarela & Triskel came out in the summer of 2013. Désirée has also released “This Place and coming home”, “As Folk” (with folk music trion Som Folk 2011) as well as the “Circles” her band Jane Raven. She has also released the singles Morgon över Helsingfors with Désirée Saarela & Triskel (2014) and Återkommanden together with Maria Kalaniemi (2015).

 

www.desireesaarela.fi/band/skrubiluttan-a-skrubilej/

 
Senni Eskelinen & Riikka Timonen

Senni Eskelinen & Riikka Timonen

Riikka Timonen is an outstanding singer from Finland. After performing years with bands like Värttinä and Adiemus she’s truly been concentrating to creating her own music.

Senni Eskelinen is one of the most famous kantelist in Finland. She started to play the concert kantele in the age of eight and when she was in her teens, electric kantele came in to the picture. Over the years she has found more than one way to play this traditional intstrument; from old Karelian songs to heavy music and even progressive rock!

www.artprevolution.com/riikka/

 
Väsen

Väsen

This internationally famous folk music group from Sweden blows the energy wide open, both on stage and in the audience, and brings a smile to everyone’s faces! Top musicians Olov Johansson (key violin), Mikael Marin (viola) and Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar) join forces to create intensively irresistible, unforgettable and riotous music. No two concerts by Väsen, who have toured the world for 28 years and released 18 albums, are ever alike.

www.vasen.se

 
Wimme & Rinne

Wimme & Rinne

 
 

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