From the mythic creation of the sky and earth, to the forging of the Sampo – a mystical object which brings infinite bounty – to seduction spells and a mother’s love for her son; Fire in the North Sky combines epic feats of heroes like Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen with very human stories of love, loss and longing. Experience Kalevala returned to its oral roots in this dynamic, intimate and surprising performance.
Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland is a brand new show from Adverse Camber productions – one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies. It is a rare opportunity to hear stories from Kalevala performed live and to experience the absolute pinnacle of Finnish contemporary folk music.
Commissioned in association with mac birmingham and Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival with support from Sage Gateshead
Nick Hennessey storyteller, vocals
Anna-Kaisa Liedes vocals
Kristiina Ilmonen wind instruments, percussion, vocals
Timo Väänänen kantele, pyngyr, vocals
For ages 12+