Folk Extreme

Folk Extreme - Society of experimental folk music

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Folk Extreme is a flexible organisation for experimental folk music productions. Our members Anne-Mari Kivimäki, Piia Kleemola, Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Silja Palomäki, Pekko Käppi, Timo Saari, Eero Grundström, Tuomas Juntunen ja Samuli Volanto are working widely in Finnish folk music industry.

The purpose of Folk Extreme is to help the progress of folk music and maintain the orchestral activity in Finland. In addition, we arrange happenings, and give masterclasses and consultation. Folk Extreme is always open to new innovative ideas to make modern folk music performances.

Folk Extreme’s hometown is Tampere, which is located about 160 km north from Finnish capital Helsinki. Folk Extreme have every year activity in several cities in Finland and abroad. In the year 2017 we had 106 gigs in 36 different cities. Altogether 16 310 persons saw these gigs.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
stand number WOMEX 19: 3.19-3.20

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