Apr 22 2016

Elfia Haarzuilens 2016

This weekend you can find us once again in The Netherlands at the Elfia fantasy fair held around Haarzuilens Castle,

We play on the main stage on Saturday at 16:45 ja Sunday at 15:15. Also look us up after the show at our CD booth. Welcome!

Update (wow!):

Kingdom of Elfia

The web radio CeltCast will be recording the performances and will broadcast them in the near future. They have also published a travel journal of our last September’s forays in Elfia’s last installment:

What I Did On My Trip To Elfia Arcen – Part 1/4

What I Did On My Trip To Elfia Arcen – Part 2/4

What I Did On My Trip To Elfia Arcen – Part 3/4

What I Did On My Trip To Elfia Arcen – Part 4/4

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Apr 01 2016

Feed the Flames – the video

We kid you not, here is the brand new video for Feed the Flames!

This is actually our third attempt at a video for this song, and looks like third time really is the charm. We filmed this mostly by firelight in the woods near Salla’s childhood home (and enjoyed great catering between takes). It snowed lightly for most of the weekend, but still the full moon also made an appearance. And here it is.. Feed those flames!

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Mar 17 2016

The April affray

There is stuff coming up in April!

Feed the Flames video shoot
First of all, we’ll put out a new music video. We filmed it the other weekend by firelight and it’s just a tad of finishing until it’s ready.

On Saturday April 16th we play once again in O’Hara’s Freehouse, Tampere. The ceiling might be low but the spirits are high and the house is sure to be packed. By that time they should also have our own ale Witchdance in tap (more on that later on). Showtime is 11pm sharp. Welcome!

The weekend after that we are tasked to fit ourselves and our goods and gear in a mysterious flying metal tube in order to make our way to The Netherlands to the Elf Fantasy Fair (Elfia). We just came back from there in September so it’s nice to be back so soon.

Elfia Haarzuilens 2016
For the summer there are again various markets and festivals around Finland both in new and familiar good old places, keep an eye on the calendar for those. Have a nice spring and craic-y St.Patricks!

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Feb 06 2016

Welcome Mikko

mikko2016It is time to welcome our new bassist, Mikko Kaipainen, into the fold. He is a skilled musician who has brilliantly stepped up to the challenge of replacing Jari, our previous bass player who sadly had to give up the hectic band life to make way for other things.

Changes in the crew are always a little harrowing but luckily, we have always had the good fortune to find wonderful new musicians who bring their own personal flavours into the mix, and we look forward to touring with Mikko! The first opportunity to see him on stage is this coming weekend (February 12th and 13th) at Pub Jaakko V’s Irish Weekend in Kotka.

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Dec 18 2015

Freedom

This year has been quite an incredible ride and this new video featuring some of the most memorable gigs. Greetings and thanks to both old friends and new acquaintances we made along the way!

Take a look also at Wyldwood Radio, where we are the featured band this week.

You can also hear us (and a lots of banter in Dutch) on the Goed Folk podcast in a couple of installations.

An of course, there are a lot of action and some surprises left for next year as well, so see you there!

Permanent link to this article: http://greenrosefaire.com/en/2015/12/freedom/

Nov 04 2015

Magical Folk Rock Night 4th Dec 2015

tickets pleaseGreenrose Faire concludes their “Feed the Flames” tour and all-in-all a great year with a concert at Tampere Student Theatre Friday 4th December.

Greenrose Faire has been playing at festivals, taverns and markets in Finland and also abroad, but proper concert hall gigs have been less frequent. This December show thus takes full advantage the intimate and intense setting and and features a wider scale of material, including also some numbers that do not fit well in a pub or outdoor atmosphere. In addition, there are some visiting musicians and certainly lots of brisk and cheerful vibes as only this these Tampere Celtic maestros can deliver.

Doors open at 20:30, and showtime is at 21. The duration of the concert is approximately 1h 45h, including an intermission. SOLD OUT!

Karelia-sali 10.10.2015

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Oct 24 2015

Happy first anniversary CeltCast

Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the online community (and) radio station CeltCast.

The station was founded by a couple of guys who fell in love with Celtic and folk music and the scene around it, to “songs to that show us the beauty of nature, that take us back through time or through rough times in the present”, and decided it was time to give something back to the community. Based in The Netherlands, CeltCast plays just 100% Real Music around the clock, without ads or banners or commercials, seemingly fueled by just the power of music.

Not just a radio stream, CeltCast is also about bringing together bands and the listeners of this wonderful type of music, with album reviews and give-aways, festival reports, and anything they can thing of to spread the music to the world.

So greetings from Finland and have a merry one!

And you, what are you still doing here reading a blog post? Give it a listen! At www.celtcast.com! Hup! There is going to be some kind of special broadcast today at 18:00 CET (see their Facebook event)

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Oct 04 2015

Concert halls calling

Playing at taverns and outdoor fairs is great fun, but their joyful razzle does not fit well with some of our quiterer or sadder songs. Therefore we will end this fine year with a couple of more concert-like gigs that allow trying out some songs that we do not normally play live, and freely moving from one mood to another. Welcome!

Sat 10 Oct at 7 o’clock
Karelia hall, Kulttuuritalo Virta, Imatra
Tickets 15€ via Lippupalvelu.fi

Fri 4 Dec at 9 o’clock
Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri, Tampere
Tickets will be available soon

Biró István 2007

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Sep 14 2015

Elf Fantasy Fair, 19-20 September 2015, Arcen, Netherlands

The largest fantasy costume event in Europe with huge firebird shows, cowboys & zombies, spiritual celebrations, a lot of music, Game of Thrones and … surprises from 65 million years ago.

And we’re there! Whoa! Obviously as part of the music category, in case you were wondering.

Kingdom of Elfia

We play on the Elfia main stage on Saturday at 12:30 and 16:00, and on Sunday at 13:00 and 14:00. We’re pretty excited to catch the performances of e.g. Rapalje and Harmony Glen on the same stage.

As usual, we will loiter on the festival grounds the whole day around and about our own CD stand, playing music and chatting away.

See you there! Welkom!

Update: It was just awesome!

Permanent link to this article: http://greenrosefaire.com/en/2015/09/elf-fantasy-fair-19-20-september-2015-arcen-netherlands/

Aug 12 2015

Music video for Too Hot To Stop

During last months festivities at the Tampere Stable Yards we were reminded how cool spot their cellar is (both in figurative and literal sense). So we just had to go back and shoot a little music video there:

Today is the summer’s last concert in Tampere at Laikunlava together with Misty Clan. After that it’s just the faires at Hämeenlinna and Taalintehdas and after that the summer is almost done. See you on the road!

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