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Piia Kleemola : fiddle, viola, kantele, vocals
Hyperborea is a skilled foursome of young Finnish folk musicians. They all have experience in a variety of styles and have played with several different bands in numerous productions and performances. The band started as a trio comprised of Piia, Petri and Paula, playing mainly traditional French and French Canadian tunes. When accordionist Antti joined the fun in 2002, they decided to commit to their own national tradition in music.
The tunes in Hyperborea´s repertoire are gently hand-picked from the archives of traditional Finnish tunes they are mainly dancing-tunes, waltzes, polkas, polskas and schottisches, but these guys do sing an occasional song about love and longing when the opportunity presents itself.
Myspace taken over
Hyperborea's Myspace-profile can be found in the address http://myspace.com/hyperboreagropu. Pay a visit, add us and listen to some of our tunes!
"Semmosta." in stores!
Hyperboreas second album, "Semmosta." was released in Kaustinen Folk Music Festival in July 2006. The record was co-published with Folk Music Institute and Lempilevyt and it is also part of the publication series of Sibelius-Academy Folk Music Department.
The record is available in shops in Finland, soon elsewhere... if you're desperately interested, make your inquiries to Digelius, or drop us a line!
Band of the Year 2006
Hyperborea was nominated the Band of the year of the 2006 Kaustinen Folk Music Festival!
Hyperborea in Switzerland, 2.-7.11.2005
Hyperborea toured Switzerland in the beginning of November.
Gig in Koli
> Pictures from the Koli gig (November 5th).
Debut CD released
> Pictures from the release gig (October 6th, 2004).
Photograph: Hanna Koikkalainen