Finnish five-string fiddle duo Emilia Lajunen and Suvi Oskala joined forces in 2010 with the aim of scouring the archives for great fiddle tunes to bring back into the light of day. The result proved so successful that, as well as continually finding traditional gems to polish, they’ve inspired composers like Mikael Marin of Väsen and accordionist Johanna Juhola to write pieces especially for them, expanding the style of energy-laden chamber folk that they have made their own.
Both Emilia and Suvi hold music degrees from Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy and both are active with a variety of collaborative projects. Since 2015, Emilia has been conducting an ongoing tour of Finnish venues by bicycle, reconnecting with the idea of the transient fiddlers of yore while setting a totally carbon-free example for touring musicians.
Emilia Lajunen - five-string fiddle
Suvi Oskala - five-string fiddle