VELLAMO FINNISH FOLK MUSIC

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 folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk
music experience.