PIIRA (Piirainen Blom Saarenkylä) brings Finnish folk music and folk dance into the 2020 era with a great buzz. The modern soundscape, physical expression and innovative playing techniques are seamlessly combined into musicians’ roots, which derive from the very depths of Finnish folk music and folk dance traditions. The combination of interesting instrumentation, exploding stage energy and touching stories create a unique and heartfelt live experience.
PIIRA is part of the PIIRAINEN | BLOM | COMPANY collective where musicians and folk dancers join forces to create a fascinating show presenting modern-day folk tradition.
The band’s debut album Matka / The Path under the name PIIRAINEN | BLOM | COMPANY was released in 2020 and immediately it climbed the charts rising eventually to the top 10 of the European World Music Chart. The album has evoked invigorating reviews and has been played in radio shows all over the world.
J-P Piirainen - acoustic guitar, guitele
Venla Ilona Blom - beatboxing, vocals
Viivi Maria Saarenkylä - accordion
PIIRAINEN BLOM SAARENKYLÄ
17.9.2021 Malmitalo, Helsinki FINLAND
5.9.2021 Helsingin juhlaviikot / korttelikonsertit, Helsinki FINLAND
31.7.2021 Työväen musiikkitapahtuma, Valkeakoski FINLAND
17.7.2021 Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen FINLAND
16.7.2021 Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen FINLAND
17.4.2021 SauraLive live stream, Helsinki FINLAND
14.2.2021 Puistokarkelot live stream, Helsinki FINLAND
10.2.2021 Kokkolan talviharmonikka, Kokkola FINLAND