After an inspirational August recording session at the Sibelius Academy's Kallio-Kuninkala Studios just outside Helsinki, Adverse Camber's new CD Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland (Saatuja Sanoja) could be yours! If we can pre-sell 80 copies, we can roll the presses in time for our 7 date October tour.
Full of songs and stories from the Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland live performance, you can pre-order your copy of the CD now. Choose from a range of 'super fan' rewards and support the recording more by buying an exclusive package of CD or show benefits, including meeting the artists for a post-show drink. Check out the rewards list for details.
Check out the tour trailer to hear music live on tour!
Wales Arts Review of Fire in the the North Sky Live
"They conjure up the landscape of the Karelian lands; we hear the birds singing, creatures stirring in the woods and, out to sea, the ice breaking as the seasons turn... we have been held entranced. The Kalevala is reinstated and reinvented for our time." Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review
Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland is a powerful and distinctive performance created by three of Finland’s foremost folk musicians with leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey, breathing life into Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Find out more about the show and its tour on the Adverse Camber website.
Nick Hennessey - storyteller, vocals
Anna-Kaisa Liedes - vocals
Kristiina Ilmonen - flutes, percussion, vocals
Timo Väänänen - kantele, pyngyr, vocals
Paula Crutchlow - director
Naomi Wilds - producer
The version recorded on CD complements the live show. It captures the improvisational qualities of the source material and rewards repeated listening. It includes characters, songs and episodes performed on the 2015 tour, such as the Firespell (Tulen synty in Finnish), the story of Väinämöinen searching for the sleeping singer Antero Vipunen, the Bride of Gold and Silver and, memorably, the making of the Sampo. Plus there are new snippets and improvised sections, from a beautiful runolaulu of the beginning of the world, sung by Anna-Kaisa to the evocative story of Aino's transformation into a fish.
So, help us get the presses rolling on our new CD – Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland. Get your advance copy here, thank you for your support and we’d love to find out what you think!