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Vellamo Band

The Varnum Memorial Library invites you to Northern Beat 2015 tour by the Vellamo Band, an August 24th program both children and adults can enjoy. On their fourth visit to the U.S., Vellamo Band's tour carries them from New England to the Pacific Northwest through 20 states and over 20 concerts--including Jeffersonville.

Vellamo is the Finnish 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. The pair’s Vermont connection is their first album, engineered and co-produced in West Townshend. They write songs in English as well as their native Finnish; the duo also performs traditional ballads from Finnish, Celtic, and Scandinavian folk traditions.

The program is accompanied by an introduction to the Finnish language and folk music tradition, combining Scandinavian and Slavic influences with folklore from Finland. FATEA Magazine (UK) describes them this way: "There’s so much to like about Vellamo’s music, which
has a strong, and intensely appealing, retro feel – kinda Trader Horne/first-album Fairport, maybe more than a hint of the Fariñas, with a touch of early-electric-Dylan/McGuinn jangle....” With their third album coming out this fall, this energetic duo bring international popularity to small-town Vermont.

Please join us at the Varnum Memorial Library in Jeffersonville on Monday August 24 at 10:30 a.m. The program is free and all ages are invited. For more information follow us on Facebook,, or call 644-2117.

Earlier Event: August 20
Story time and crafts with LN
Later Event: August 27
Story time and crafts with LN