Posted by oart on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
April 22, 2011. For immediate release.
CELEBRATED FOLK MUSICIAN FROM FINLAND
TO TOUR MIDWEST WITH NEW FINNISH-AMERICAN BAND
Minneapolis, MN – World-renown Finnish composer and master fiddler Arto Järvelä will tour the Midwest USA this June in support of his new solo album Arto Järvelä plays Fiddle, Volume 2.
Joining Järvelä on tour will be the new Finnish-American acoustic folk band Kaivama. The Minneapolis-based duo of fiddler Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman will release their self-titled debut CD on June 7, 2011.
The artists will play individual sets, as well as collaborating together during the performances.
PERFORMANCES ARE OPEN TO ALL AGES.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th, 8:30PM
FREE TICKETED EVENT, SUGGESTED DONATION $5
Old Town School of Folk Music
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Box Office: 773-728-6000
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 10-12
Nisswa-Stämman Scandinavian Folk Festival
Multiple venues and admission fees.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12th, 7PM, $10
125 N 3rd S
MONDAY, JUNE 13th, 7PM, $10
Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806-2719
TUESDAY, JUNE 14th, 7PM, suggested donation $5-10
Concert sponsored by Cambridge Swedish Festival
Cambridge Lutheran Church
621 Old North Main St.
Cambridge, MN 55008
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th, 7:30PM, $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum
113 N. Mill Street
Decorah, Iowa 52101
Sponsored by Randi Spencer-Berg M.D., of Gundersen Lutheran-Harmony Clinic, and her family members Matthew, Aidan, Anna-Elisabeth and Kaj.
Contact Beth Rotto for information about workshops for musicians on the afternoon of June 15 (bethrotto at gmail.com).
FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, 7PM doors, 8PM music, $15 advance, $18 day of show
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55454
About Arto Järvelä:
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Arto Järvelä is one of Finland's most accomplished folk musicians and a third generation fiddler in the Kaustinen tradition. He has represented Finnish music and culture in more than 30 countries and returns to the United States after previous tours with the legendary Finnish fiddle band JPP, as well as a solo 2009 artist-in-residence position at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Finnish-American musicians Sara Pajunen and Jonathan Rundman have teamed up to form a new folk music duo called KAIVAMA. The name KAIVAMA stems from the Finnish word “kaivaa:” to delve or dig. Pajunen’s unique prowess on the fiddle and Rundman’s versatility on guitar, harmonium, piano, and banjo allow KAIVAMA to explore a surprising variety of sonic textures. Audiences from performance halls to folk festivals to rock clubs are captivated by this duo’s instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.
Arto Järvelä and Kaivama are available for interviews and in-studio radio/TV appearances. To schedule a phone or email interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-382-5299.
KAIVAMA biography and hi-res promotional photos and posters are available here:
HYPERLINK "http://www.sarapajunen.com/kaivama.html" http://www.kaivama.com/presskit.html
To request Arto Järvelä photos and additional press material please email email@example.com or call 612-382-5299.
ARTO JÄRVELÄ webpage:
HYPERLINK "http://www.myspace.com/artojarvela" http://www.myspace.com/artojarvela
HYPERLINK "http://www.kaivama.com" http://www.kaivama.com
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