JUURI & JUURI: Pelimannit

        JUURI & JUURI Pelimannit Aania 23 www.aania.fi   After a decade together, Finnish musicians Eero Grundström (Harmonium, harmonica, voice) and Emilia Lajunen (5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, voice) have finally made an album. Well, not one album, but two. The band name, which translates to ‘Root & Root’ … → read more

EINAR OLAV LARSEN TRIO: Lysblåin

Einar Olav Larsen Trio: Lysblain

        EINAR OLAV LARSEN TRIO Lysblåin Etnisk Musikklubb 84 www.emcd.no einarolavlarsen.no/   Fiddler Einar Olav Larsen is probably best known as part of the Norwegian-Finnish band Frigg. But here, in company with pianist Daniel Rossing Trustrup (who has worked with Chuck Berry) and bassist Audun Larsen, he … → read more

MARIA KALANIEMI & TIMO ALAKOTILA: Åkerö

Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila: Akero

        MARIA KALANIEMI and TIMO ALAKOTILA Åkerö Åkerö 11 www.mariakalaniemi.com/en/   Though Finnish master musicians Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila both play in many bands, something remarkable happens when they strip the music down to duets. The chemistry between the two emerges, creating a sound that is … → read more