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by Vellamo

Ethereal Finnish folk pop with gorgeous vocals and memorable melodic hooks.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Jos sais kerran reissullansa
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2. Mannakorven mailla
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3. En voi sua unhoittaa poies
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4. Hårgalåten
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5. Det var en gång en herreman
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6. Hej faderitton
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7. Kreivin sylissä istunut
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8. Kullan ylistys
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9. Piupali paupali
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10. Haamu ja Marjaana
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Album Notes
"This folk-rock gem contains beautiful arrangements of traditional songs from the Finnish and Scandinavian traditions. You can hear how surf rock guitars and hillbilly country style is blended with the Finnish tradition as well as the echoes of Joni Mitchell’s music paint a David Lynch – like scenery."


Pia Leinonen - vocals & harmonica

Joni Tiala -guitars, keyboards and percussion

Janne Ylikorpi - bass

Timo Tikkamäki – drums

In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, the folk duo Vellamo has been delighting European and American audiences since 2008.

Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singer–songwriter tradition in a unique and beautiful way. Her moving and evocative stylings have been compared to those of other story-centric performers such as Joan Baez and Marlene Dietrich.

Joni Tiala, originally from the Finnish port of Kokkola, began playing guitar at the age of 11. He is now a master of several stringed instruments. His eclectic musical background includes writing and performing for theater, progressive and alternative rock and Finnish and western folk. In addition to his work in Vellamo, Joni is an accomplished theater and session musician, and is founding member of the renowned Finnish progressive rock band, Moonwagon.

Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia and Joni have even been known to sneak in a “Vellamo-ized” Jethro Tull song now and then just to shake things up! A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey.

Vellamo released their first album in early 2013. The album was recorded in Vermont, USA. It features 7 original songs, written in both Finnish and English, as well as traditional songs from the Finnish, Swedish and English folk song traditions.

Second Album "Trad" was released in June 2014 and it features Finnish and Scandinavian traditionals.



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