Live video from Hämeenlinna

Another amazing summer is over! Here’s a clip from summer’s last outdoor gig at Hämeenlinna, the atmosphere in the evening festivities was through the roof again, thanks everyone!

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The fifth Medieval Folk Fest is over

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!

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Summer of 2016

Welcome summer! The old gig wagon’s wheels will be grinding again, and you can catch us for example at these occastions:

Fri 10.06. Kymijoen Lohisoitto, Kotka. Showtime already at 11:30

>Sat 11.06. Kuninkaan pidot at Imatra

Wed 27.07. Tampere Central Square at Tampere Floral Festival at 18:00

Sat 30.07. – su 31.07. Medieval Folk Fest at Tampere Stable Yards

la 06.08. – su 07.08. Ulvila Hanseatic Market

Fri 19.08. – Sun 21.08. Häme Medieval Fair at Häme Castle gardens in Hämeenlinna.

See you there!


Ps. In November we will travel as North as our map will allow, visiting the Narrow Neck band at theri Irish winter hulabaloo. More on that later…

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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:

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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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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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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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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!

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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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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! Hup! There is going to be some kind of special broadcast today at 18:00 CET (see their Facebook event)

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