From the far-North, "the land of a thousand lakes" also known as Finland, comes this sextet who write and perform their own songs. Widely known in the Nordics and Baltic states, in recent years they have expanded further into Europe. And now, for the first time ever, they are coming to the UK!
Greenrose Faire plays rousing Celtic folk rock with head-bobbing, toe-tapping rock feel. The band meshes mandolins and violin with rock drums and bass and symphonic synths, and spikes the rollicking attitude with the slightly ominous overtones of Finnish melancholy. Greenrose Faire sounds lively and modern but tugs at the nostalgia strings for the long-gone days of yore. Greenrose Faire also host an annual Medieval Folk Festival in their hometown, Tampere, Finland.
Band Members: Salla Rimmi: vocals; Hanna Heinonen: violin; Niilo Sirola: bouzouki, backing vocals; Petri Hannuksela: keyboards; Mikko Kaipainen: bass; Tomi Hyttinen: drums, percussions, backing vocals
Aside from the fact that they are amazing musicians, and they seem to have a great talent for writing music that connects with the listeners, the one thing that I really want to point out about their performance is that they radiate fun. They enjoy their time on stage, they enjoy being together and playing together, and that shows! CeltCast 28.5.2016
The band has just released their sixth CD "Riders in the Night" (2018) which follows "a Decade of Songs and Stories" (2017), "Feed the Flames" (2015), "My Home is Where My Heart is" (2013), "Neverending Journey" (2011) and "Beggars and Thieves" (2010).