Finnish folk concert by Vellamo in Stone Ridge - BlueStone Press
September 24, 2017

Finnish folk concert by Vellamo in Stone Ridge

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The Stone Ridge Library will host a performance by Vellamo, a Finnish folk music duo, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 13, at the Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St./Route 209, Stone Ridge. A reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. Vellamo is the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is reminiscent of 1960s folk revival groups such as Richard and Mimi Farina; Peter, Paul and Mary; and Pentangle — but with a Scandinavian twist. It is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. They write instantly memorable songs in English as well as their native Finnish, and perform traditional ballads from the Finnish and Scandinavian folk traditions. More information can be found at vellamomusic.com. For this program and other library events, visit stoneridgelibrary.org or call the library’s program office at 687-7023, ext. 108.


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