This band was founded in 2014’ Forget the trombone of judgment and enjoy this declaration of merciful love. Let the man from Southern Ostrobothnia from Finland show you the comfort, hope and smashing skills of their quiddity’
Masa-Duo is a duo band, which combines new and old tradition folk music with the harsh Southern Ostrobothnian touch. Folk-musician Mr. Kyosti Jdrveld, with a vigorous grasp to his violin meets Mr. Lauri Kotamiki and his rhythmical, fast accordion. Their music is filled with speed, dangerous situations and rakish feeling of the genuine Finnish folk music.
There is a new wave of folk music in Finland, where players make new and own folk music with the elements of all the other musical genres. MASA-Duo is traveling in the very front of this wave. Its repertory is mainly consisted of old Finnish folk music songs which are newly arranged’ There are songs learned from the old masters, different types of storytelling songs, melodies and medleys from different regions of Finland.
Mr. Jdrveld and Mr. Kotamdki have grown up in the middle of the Finnish folk music tradition. They have long experience with various Finnish folk music ensembles, like Bill Hota & the Pulvers, Tottersson, Jdrveldn pelimannit (the folkmusicians of Jdrveld), Haka, Alavuden kaksiriviset, 5/5, Pirulainen, Timo Rautiainen and public men etc. Gigs Masa-Duo has made in many folk music festivals in Finland, such as Sata’Hdme Soi, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Alavus Ryskoot, KevdttA palkeissa and the cruise of Folklandia’