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

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Concert halls calling

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

Biró István 2007

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Elf Fantasy Fair, 19-20 September 2015, Arcen, Netherlands

The largest fantasy costume event in Europe with huge firebird shows, cowboys & zombies, spiritual celebrations, a lot of music, Game of Thrones and … surprises from 65 million years ago.

And we’re there! Whoa! Obviously as part of the music category, in case you were wondering.

Kingdom of Elfia

We play on the Elfia main stage on Saturday at 12:30 and 16:00, and on Sunday at 13:00 and 14:00. We’re pretty excited to catch the performances of e.g. Rapalje and Harmony Glen on the same stage.

As usual, we will loiter on the festival grounds the whole day around and about our own CD stand, playing music and chatting away.

See you there! Welkom!

Update: It was just awesome!

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Music video for Too Hot To Stop

During last months festivities at the Tampere Stable Yards we were reminded how cool spot their cellar is (both in figurative and literal sense). So we just had to go back and shoot a little music video there:

Today is the summer’s last concert in Tampere at Laikunlava together with Misty Clan. After that it’s just the faires at Hämeenlinna and Taalintehdas and after that the summer is almost done. See you on the road!

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Ulvila Hanseatic Market 2015

Photo: Pauli Borodulin

The weekend at Ulvila Hanseatic is now over and we are back home enriched with memories from a couple of more gigs of our own as well as wonderful performances from troupes coming from Belgium, Latvia and Italy. Made some new friends and hoping to return one day. Thanks!

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Medieval Folk Fest in Tampere 25th to 26th July 2015

We have the joy and honour to arrange for the fourth time already a musical market festivity Medieval Folk Fest at the Tampere Stable Yards. We have met so many a great band of musicians on our travels that we could not fit them all on one day any more, so this year the Fest goes on for the whole weekend.


Some of the performers are already known from previous years such as Räikkä, Härkätien leikarit and Muskotti, as well as the dancers of Saltatores Tavastenses, and even the Aeldwine’s bearder boys look quite familiar. New acquitances include Misty Clan, O’Rives, as well as the magical show of the Mystic Alexander XIII and the Conjurer Samu Kuusisto.

The festivities all happen among a small medieval market complete with cloth, leather, metal and incense sellers, not to forget Stable Yard’s own shops and temptations.

Free entry. You are most Welcome!

The event in Facebook.

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Pärnu Hanseatic Days 2015

Next up in the calendar are the Pärnu Hanseatic Days in Estonia on 26th to 28th June. It is really exciting to see how faires are celebrated there across the seas. (We will also find out if our trusty touring wagon floats or not.)

The hanseatic days hold a medieval market as well as dancing, tournament, theater, fire show, and foreign musicians from at least Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Russia and Belarus. Truly a market to gather people from far and wide then!

Greenrose Faire plays on Saturday at 14 o’clock and 19 o’clock, and on Sunday at 13 o’clock on the Medieval Stage. We will also raise our own tent somewhere and jam a bit, so go ahead and look us up if you are around! See you there!


Pärnu Hanseatic Days 2015, photo: Pauli Borodulin

Pärnu Hanseatic Days 2015, photo: Pauli Borodulin

Big thanks to the people of Pärnu and the market organisers! The fair at the summer capital of Estonia was wonderful, topped with fine weather and lots marketgoers. The rumour has it we’ll come again next year?

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