Thursday June 13, 2019
@ 7:30 p.m.
Not a Violin Duo.
On Tour from Finland!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Finnish Fiddling Live by Teho.!
Join us Thursday, June 13fth at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center in New York Mills for this power-fiddle duo on tour from Finland! This just might be the most fun you have on a Thursday night all summer!
Teho. is made up of Finnish fiddlers Tero Hyvaluoma and Esko Järvelä. They were described by Seán Purser, Songlines, about standout acts at Celtic Colours 2018 as “…virtuosic and occasionally off-the-wall.”
Teho. breaks musical boundaries while remaining strongly rooted in the tradition. Teho’s fiddlers grew up in Central Ostrobothina – an area of Finland known for its extremely virile and rich folk music life. Teho. made a big leap to the spotlight by winning the most significant folk music competition in Finland in 2016 (the annual Konsta Jylhä Competition).
“Teho’s musicians are versatile professionals, who know the folk music tradition inside out. They use traditional elements imaginatively and can take their music from one mood to another.”
–Director Hannu Saha, Konsta Jylhä competition
Their music combines fluently Finnish traditional pelimanni fiddling, Norwegian halling, Swedish polska, bebop, western swing, and composed, contemporary folk music. Improvisation is also playing a big part in the duo’s sound.
Tero Hyväluoma and Esko Järvelä are both top-notch names in the Nordic folk music field and cross-over freelancers without genre boundaries. They have played together for years in various different bands and projects, including the long-running and popular Finnish band Frigg.
“Each piece is intricately arranged, and played with passion and precision. The sound of someone sawing a fiddle in half, the screaming and growling, are nothing to worry about: these guys have some troll blood in their veins, and the madness just takes them occasionally.”
-An album review by Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld, October 2018.
Visit Teho.’s official website here: More Teho.
Check out a video here: Teho. Video
Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Students $5. Member discounts available! Free refreshments provided and cash bar available. Doors open at 7:00 and concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Thanks to Finn Creek Open Air Museum for sponsoring this concert and helping to bring live music to life in New York Mills!
Click for tickets: Teho. Tickets
Don’t miss this chance to see authentic Finnish musicians LIVE in New York Mills on Thursday, June 13, 2019!