March 19-20.3.2022 – How traditional tunes and songs can inspire you to create singer-songwriter music of to day with Désirée Saarela & Triskel.
Teachers, the band: Désirée Saarela & Triskel
Désirée Saarela: guitar and vocals, Kirsi Vinkki: fiddles, bowed lyre, harmonium, Samuli Karjalainen: guitars, sound – and effect landscapes, Roger Bäck: bass, Oskari Lehtonen: drums and percussion
Désirée Saarela & Triskel’s (2011- ) music is strongly rooted in the singer-songwriter world, but also offers a new and original way of expressing the folk music of today. Their music is timeless and the atmosphere is filled with a lot of heart, joy and the power of storytelling. The lyrics and music are in Désirée’s own handwriting, and she sings the songs in her mother tongue, Swedish.
Brandliljor och Eldsjälar (Album 2021)
Their new album Brandliljor och Eldsjälar was released 16th of April 2021, containing songs based on true stories told by different Finland-Swedish women. The listener is taken to times such as the beginning of the 20th century, Finland’s civil war and the second world, and is given a glimpse of what it was to live back then, all from a woman’s point of view and from the minority perspective of the Finland-Swedes.
Follow Désirée Saarela & Triskel’s musical journey through history as it is reflected in the present moment through an interesting mix of storytelling and different landscapes of sound from the Finland-Swedish and Finnish soundworld.