News: the fourth Medieval Folk Fest will be held over two days on 25.-26.7.!
The third Medieval Folk Fest will be held on Saturday August 9th at Tampere Stable Yards. This family-friendly free event offers up-beat music, handicraft merchants, and all the usual attractions of the Stable Yards.
10:00 Stable Yards opens
15:00 Greenrose Faire
Greenrose Faire plays light-hearted celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. Meshing prominently celtic-sounding mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and the rollicking attitude with the slightly ominous overtones of Finnish melancholy, Greenrose Faire sounds lively and modern but still tugs at the nostalgia strings for the long-gone days of yore. They released their second album “My Home Is Where My Heart Is” last summer, and are working on their third.
Isara is an ensemble of three talented gentlemen playing mainly traditional Irish and Scottish music – everything from rollicking drinking songs and sea shantys, fiery jigs and reels, to sweet airs and soft ballads.
One of the first things that people notice about them is their energy and enthusiastic playing style. The band formed in 2007 under the name “Jharys” but changed the name to “Isara” to coincide with the start of recording of their album Pirunlinna, released in Spring 2014.
Räikkä (“Ratchet”) sing and play medieval secular music on period instruments and with a twinkle in their eye. The group has been known for their energetic performances since 2004. They released their first CD, Markkinoilla (“At The Fair”) in 2010, and a brand new one Matkalla (“On the Journey”) this summer.
Surprise visitors straight from France, Elsa Belliard and Laurent Hedon start the festival with music and songs from Bretagne.
- Kenkäpaja Pihka – Handmade shoes, bags and leather goods
- Kurkipellon paja – Jewelry and handcrafts
- Lasipaja Kuunsäde – Glass and silver jewelry
- Lovesta Crafts – Jewelry, embroidery and handcrafts
- MAJdesign – Leather goods
- Lallin paja – “Everything from armour to jewelry”
- Merja Pennanen – Celtic cloths
- Minna Koivula / Elisabeth
- Oranssi uni – Handmade clothing
- Piankera – Ceramics
- Vuorenpeikon paja – Blacksmith
Additional information, merchant reservations, etc.
info(a)medievalfolk.com, Tomi Hyttinen p. 040–5454208