40 Shades Of Green

This concert will take you deep into the national romantic atmosphere of Irish classical and traditional music! Echoes from the green fields and rugged cliffs battered by the sea can be heard in the salons, where the most skilled classical composers have been inspired by Irish music and nature.

This genre, rarely heard in Finland, is charming and easily approachable. The changing repertoire of the concert includes, among others, the Irish Suite (Ryan Molloy 2015), a solo violin piece utilizing Irish traditional music based on Bach's French Suites. In addition, we will hear Fritz Kreisler's arrangements of Molly On The Shore, Last Rose of Summer, and Danny Boy. As a modern twist, there are works by Micheail O Suilleabhain, Francis Larchet, and Michael McGlynn. As a special addition, the musicians will showcase their incredible improvisation skills. Both Lotta Marie and Jokinen are virtuosic masters of improvisation. Improvisation and variation are essential elements of Irish tradition, so incorporating it into the concert program is a natural choice. In each concert the musicians will take a piece where a simple Irish traditional melody instantly grows into an improvised caprice, sonata, or concerto. Therefore, each concert is unique. Violinist Lotta Marie narrates the stories behind the pieces in an entertaining and engaging manner, which livens up the concert and breaks the stiff protocol of classical music.

The concert premiered at Kangasala Church on December 13, 2022. It was a success, attracting nearly 100 listeners and receiving excellent reviews. The concert combines Irish classical music and traditional music in a charming way, providing a delightful experience for the audience. Lotta Marie's skilled curation of the program and the duo's charismatic performance make the concert an assured crowd-puller.

Concert Dates

2.8.2024 Nokia

5.9.2024 Nurmijärvi

13.3.2025 Raisio

Concert tour 2023

19.10. klo 20, Tampere, Kulttuuritalo Laikun Musiikkisali (3. krs)

29.10. klo 18, Pyhän Birgitan kirkko, Lempäälä

31.10. klo 19, Kangasalan kirkko, Kangasala

7.11. klo 18, Funkkistalo, Sastamala