Aug 18 2014

Market greetings

What a weekend at Häme Medieval Fair! Four great gigs, thanks to the incredible audiences! Thanks also to the other musicians, the lovely saleswomen at our booth (and let’s not forget Räikkä’s human pyramid either), to the sound and light wizards, and especially to the organizers for once again delivering this grand faire!

Photo: Pauli Borodulin

Photo: Pauli Borodulin

For all the wonderful atmosphere, there was also bit of sadness in the air as Sunday was Anni’s final show with us (for the time being at least). We would like here to thank Ann for these amazing gigs and an incredible year and a half past! Fare thee well in the future!

Also some other well-kept secrets may have slipped during the market, but let’s discuss those in detail these coming weeks.

Our next destinateion is the isle of Kemiö where a medieval market is held on Saturday 13th September, where we will play two shows with our new mystery member. If you find yourself nearby, the be welcome to Keskiaikaiset saaristolaismarkkinat!

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Aug 11 2014

Häme Medieval Faire 2014

Häme Medieval Faire 2014

Last weekend’s fiesta is barely over when the journey continues towards Häme Medieval Faire. On second thought, we should have arranged some sort of wagon pool from Stable yards, as we share the ride with the bards of Isara and Räikkä.

Other old and new acuitances making noise at the market include the Finnish folk legend Värttinä as well as Obscurus Orbis, Ancient Bear Cult, Härkätien Leikarit, Armas Jatuli and Rower.

The market’s theme this year is food and drink (not that there has been a shortage of those these past years) so the weekend at the fairground is guaranteed to leave you with full belly and empty purse. Again. The programme also includes Rohan’s horse tournament, Faravid’s wolves, assorted medieval machines of war, medieval Italian theater, mystics, sword swallowing, ventriloguism, et ceterum.

Greenrose Faire performances this year are as follows:

  • on Friday at Sinner’s Night at around 9 pm
  • on Saturday on the main stage at 5 pm, and after nightfall in the Night Feast
  • on Sunday on the main stage at 2 pm

See you there!


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Jul 30 2014

Kouvo La Arctopolis

Next weekend all the people shall gather to Kouvola to celebrate the medieval markets at Kouvo La Arctopolis with fighting, jousting, music and suchlike.

There’s a good foreign representation with bards from Germany (The Sandsacks) as well as Italy (Barbarian Pipe Band). To top everything off, the “Troll’s night” on Saturday offers some mighty serious (and loud) fiddling from Finntroll and Kivimetsän Druidi.

Yours truly shall play both Saturday and Sunday at the Regiment park stage at 3 o’clock and 8 o’clock sharp. Will be hanging around at our own stall otherwise. See you all there!


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Jul 22 2014

Laikunlava gig on 29 Jul 2014

Wanhan musiikin ilta

City of Tampere organises a series of “Park concerts“, and on Tuesday 29th July the theme is old-timey music. The first performer is a local early music ensemble Muskotti who have teamed up with the medieval dancers of Saltatores Tavastenses.

At seven o clock it is time for Greenrose Faire’s first song called “The Storm”. (We already had to stop playing “Raindrops” at outdoor gigs because it often started to rain during the song, so let’s see how mother nature takes this choice of starting song…)

Puistokonsertti: Wanhan musiikin ilta. Laikunlava, Tampere 29.8.2014

18:00 Muskotti and Saltatores Tavastenses
19:00 Greenrose Faire

Free entry. All welcome!

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May 30 2014

Far Away Video

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May 01 2014

Summer of 2014

Next summer’s itinerary is starting to take form. There are some new places on the itinerary and it actually took some effort to find them all on the map. Or maybe the map is to blame, looks like Olaus might have left out some crossroads (not to mention whole lakes)…

Tour 2014

The stops along the way are:

Saturday 14.6. Kotka in the aptly named tavern Kapakka. We’ve visited Kotka before but never during the summer, so looking forward to that.

Sunday 15.6. Pyhtää, Kesä-Heikki Medieval Fair. “Enjoy of the wonderful performances, good food, the goods of the most reputable merchants, valiant knights, fair ladies and the wonderful atmosphere that takes you back in time.”

Tiistai 29.7. Tampere, Laikunlava. Evening for Old Music, with Muskotti and the dancers of Saltatores Tavastenses.

2.-3.8. Kouvola, Kouvo La Arctopolis. Medieval market spiced up with some serious piping from Finntroll, Kivimetsän Druidi, The Sandsacks, and Barbarian Pipe Band.

Lauantai 9.8. Tampere, Tallipiha. A little fair thrown together by us goes under the name of Medieval Folk Fest. Other performers include our old friends Isara, and the lovely ladies of Räikkä all the way from Åbo.

15.-17.8. Hämeenlinna, Häme Medieval Faire will always have a special place in our haearts. This will be the fifth one in a row for us and they say this year the theme is food and drink, so bring it on!

13.9. Kemiö, Keskiaikaiset saaristolaismarkkinat. Medieval fair in the archipelago promises magic, vikings, knights, ships, music and dance.

See you on the road!

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Mar 17 2014

Yo-talo live video

In February we had a magical night at Yo-talo at Tampere with Sorrowhearts and fakir Tapanainen. Here is a small peace of that evening:

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Feb 10 2014

Irish Weekend in Kotka

Next weekend we’ll roll again into the port city of Kotka to spice up the Irish Weekend at Pub Jaakko V. The show is on both Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. on. Welcome welcome!

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Jan 24 2014

Magical Folk Rock Night at Yo-talo, Tampere

Jari TapanainenThe people of Tampere are in for a treat on Wednesday 5th February. The local celtic folk rock troupes Greenrose Faire and Sorrowhearts join with fakir Jari Tapanainen for a night to remember.

Fakir, escape artist and sword swallower Jari Tapanainen brings sense of danger and adventure. For over ten years, Tapanainen has been touring Finland as an escape artist, a fakir and a sword swallower. Jari has become famous among the Finns after numerous spectacular escape performances, not only on the ground but also in the elements of air and water. In addition, his demanding and dangerous acts have been praised by performance artists from all over the world.

Sorrowhearts opens the evening’s musical menu. The band, working now on their third album, offers an engaging combination of straight rock and Irish shenanigans.

Hosting the evening, Greenrose Faire promises to offer the finest tunes out of their latest album “My Home Is Where My Heart Is” as well as some new material.

A limited number of advance tickets are available at the Shoppe.

Yo-talo advance ticket

20:00 Sorrowhearts
21:00 Jari Tapanainen – Fakir & escape artist
21:30 Greenrose Faire

Tickets 8 e in advance, or 10 e at doors.
Doors open at 19:00. Welcome!

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Dec 03 2013

December Sale

The year is nearing its end and we are having a little clearing sale in our Shoppe. Now you can also get the new album “My Home Is Where My Heart Is” from our shoppe, as well as tickets for our special February show at Tampere Yo-talo.

Also, all deliveries are free worldwide for whole December.

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