PIIRAINEN BLOM SAARENKYLÄ
The original PIIRAINEN | BLOM | COMPANY was born out of the collaboration of two modern-day musicians J-P Piirainen, Venla Ilona Blom and folk dancers who were craving for a deeper connection between folk music and dance. They combine acoustic guitar, beatbox and dancing creating totally new sound and bringing Finnish folk dances to the 2020 era.
Their debut album ”Matka / The Path” (Bafe’s Factory, 2020) was released last year and the album was playlisted
in radio shows all over the world and was placed #10 in World Music Charts Europe in September 2020.
In August 2020 guitarist J-P Piirainen and beatboxer, vocalist Venla Ilona Blom (Tuuletar) joined forces with accordionist Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (VILDÁ) to form a new trio Piirainen Blom Saarenkylä aka PIIRA.
Even though using modern sounds and contemporary playing techniques, the group’s roots are deep in Finland’s traditional dance music and folk dance.
J-P Piirainen – acoustic guitar, guitele
Venla Ilona Blom – beatboxing, vocals
Viivi Maria Saarenkylä – accordion
Touring Highlights 2021
Helsinki Festival, Block Concerts
Työväen Musiikkitapahtuma, Finland
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Finland
Kokkolan Talviharmonikka (online)
Afro Jazz Club, Puistokarkelot (online)
Saura Live International (online)
Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland
Kaamospelit, Vantaa, Finland
+358 44 988 3397