Vellamo first visited the New Ipswich Library in August of 2015, and due to the popularity of the show, we have invited them back for another performance! Enjoy an entertaining musical performance and get an introduction to the Finnish language and the folk music tradition combining Scandinavian and Slavic influences with Finnish folklore.
Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals, and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folk song with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience.
Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her…
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