Medieval Folk Fest 2016, Tampere

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Update:Big thanks to all visitors, performers, merchants, and the Stable Yard’s folks! Save the dates for next year’s fest: 29-30 July 2017. Here are some memories from the 2016 event:

The fifth Medieval Folk Fest will be held on 30th to 31st July at Tampere Stable Yards. This family-friendly free event offers up-beat music, handicraft merchants, and all the usual attractions of the Stable Yards, and gathered almost 3000 visitors last year.

The program for 2016

11:00 The market opens
12:00 Trubadour N. Cirola
13:00 Kangasalan Balladipelimannit
14:00 Lemuria
15:00 Sorrowhearts
16:00 O’Rives
17:00 Greenrose Faire

11:00 The market opens
12:00 Trubadour N. Cirola
13:00 Lemuria
14:00 O’Rives
15:00 Greenrose Faire


Greenrose Faire

Greenrose Faire 2016 (Pauli Borodulin)
Greenrose Faire plays rousing Celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. The Finnish sextet meshes mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and spikes 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.



O’Rives from Orivesi plays mostly Irish folk music. Their repertoire has rapid reels and jigs, not to forget ballads and pub songs. They might also add a touch of Finnish folk music played in Irish style, and Irish folk music sung in Finnish.



If you thought you have seen it all then think again! Big men in kilts have at it on the stage and serve a broadside of their power folk. This is the band that wasn’t there when the brake pedals were handed out.

Additional information, merchant reservations, etc.

info(a), Tomi Hyttinen p. 040–5454208

See the previous year’s pages from the archive:
Medieval Folk Fest IV
Medieval Folk Fest III
Medieval Folk Fest II
Medieval Folk Fest I

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