September 24 – Vellamo to Play for Service


Join us for Water Communion Sunday. Bring water from your summer travels to add with water from others. In addition, Vellamo, a folk band from Finland, will entertain us once again. “Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Farina), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. The world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational, and unforgettable musical journey.”

Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folk song with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience.

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