We threw now for the fifth time a small festival called Medieval Folk Fest at the cozy Tampere Stable Yards. Despite the weather, over 2000 visitors dropped by during the weekend. This year’s visiting performers were Sorrowhearts, Lemuria, O’Rives, Kangasalan balladipelimannit and trubadour N. Cirola.
Welcome again next year on 29th and 30th July 2017!
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!
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:
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!
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.
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!
It 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.
Greenrose 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!
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)
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