World-renown Finnish composer and master fiddler Arto Järvelä will tour the Midwest USA this March in support of his new solo album Arto Järvelä plays Fiddle, Volume 3.
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 released their self-titled debut CD in June of 2011 and has spent the past year on tour from coast to coast.
The artists will play individual sets, as well as collaborate during the performance.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 7PM
Grace Episcopal Church
116 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Welcomed by Madison Folk Music Society
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 7:30PM
Old Town School of Folk Music, West building
Fiddle Club of the World, room # E330.
Box Office: 773-728-6000
SUNDAY, MARCH 4th, 2PM
35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
MONDAY, MARCH 5th, 7PM, $10
12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 7:30PM
All ages, $10
Highlands of Ohio concert series
Unitarian Universalist Church
25 Church St.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th, 7.30PM
$15 at the door
2601 Stanton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45206
FRIDAY, MARCH 9th, 8PM
$15 in advance, $20 day of show, ALL AGES
The Focal Point
Traditional & Original Music Concert Series & Arts Center
2720 Sutton - Maplewood, MO 63143
314-560-2778 or 314-726-4707
SATURDAY, MARCH 10th, doors 7:30PM, music 8PM
$10, ALL AGES
River Music Experience: Performance Hall
129 N. Main Street
Davenport IA 52801
KAIVAMA and ARTO JÄRVELÄ
SUNDAY, MARCH 11th, 7PM doors, 7:30PM music
$15 advance, $18 day of show, ALL AGES
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. Pajunens unique prowess on the fiddle and Rundmans 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 duos instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.
One violin, one guitar, lots of talent.
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Friday, February 10, 2012 @3:43:41 PM
I wish I could get to one of your gigs. Good luck to you!
Friday, February 10, 2012 @4:56:15 PM
Thanx! Whatabout Madison or Farmington?
Friday, February 10, 2012 @5:24:12 PM
Wish you were going to be closer to me too - Philadelphia PA area.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @10:52:30 PM
Maybe next time. Is there any venues interested in hosting us?
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