In the coming years Raitala Music will have two concert collaborations with Frigg, Finland’s most recognized contemporary folk music super group.
The first one is a Christmas tour starting in November 2018 and it will include the release of the band’s 9th album. The 9-city tour will see acclaimed Finnish artists Johanna Försti and Timo Rautiainen as Frigg’s vocalists. This is the first time for a Finnish folk music act to perform a Christmas tour of such extent.
In the next project Frigg will be taking the place of the soloist when performing its own compositions with Finland’s leading symphony and city orchestras. The world premiere for the collaboration will be in autumn of 2019.
Having reached almost 20 years of age, the passing years have seen Frigg amass quite a peerless curriculum vitae.
Frigg has been conquering the world with a fusion of western folk music styles leaning strongly towards Nordic folk music, for which the world music media has coined the term nordgrass, referring to the bluegrass influences of the group. The tight interplay of four violins, string instruments and contrabass, fine-tuned to perfection and spiced with sparkling, humorous live-energy has made an impact on listeners all over the world.
Apart from countless European tours, the notches on Frigg’s collective belt include seven North American tours. Many well-known festivals have been marked on their extensive tour map. For example, Celtic Connections, WOMADelaide, Rainforest World Music Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival have all invited the group over for a performance – and the list of festivals could go on endlessly. Via TV and radio, Frigg has reached audiences of millions with their performances in A Prairie Home Companion live radio show and NHK World Japan channel’s El Mundo program.
Frigg is proudly its own entity, now more so than ever!
“The band flies, in a mix of traditional and their own tunes, all shapely, ingenious and delivered with acute mastery and massive swing and energy.”Andrew Cronshaw, multi-instrumentalist, producer ja journalist, fRoots Magazine