Juuri & Juuri (FI)

Juuri & JuuriWhen: Friday at 23:00
Where: Kaffi Akureyri 

Juuri & Juuri (Root & Root) was founded ten years ago to counterbalance the usual pop-ified folk by pure Finnish trad and innovative use of archaic melodies. Emilia Lajunen and Eero Grundström, experienced musicians and teachers at the Sibelius Academy, embrace the variety of contemporary folk in their other bands, but this duo is about the magic of archive tapes, simple elements, endless variation and the power of the roots. Resisting to make “an arrangement” before playing out the original is an innovation nowadays. On the other hand, to transform the flow of ancient herding tunes and kantele melodies for a duo turns old music to something totally new.

They have worked together also in theatre projects like Puupoika in Seurasaari in summers 2006, 2007 and 2008. The music was composed and performed by them. Duo has been in the festivals and privat gigs (ex. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Etno-Espa) and did 2 weeks Germany tour on beginning of 2013. 

The duo's double CD “Fiddlers / Quiet Rapture” was released by Ääniä Records in 2013. We had to make it a double album because we have been playing together for ten years.

Juuri & Juuri: Emilia Lajunen (5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Eero Grundström (harmonium, harmonica, vocals).

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