Part of Derby Folk Festival - Adverse Camber productions presents

Fire in the North Sky

Epic Tales from Finland (Saatuja Sanoja)

Guildhall Theatre

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Fri 2 Oct 2015

Tickets: £10 - £12 More price information

This event is suitable for Ages 12+
Running Time: 2 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

Be transported by songs, adventure and the stories of Kalevala - Finland’s national epic and cultural treasure. Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape - the vast forests and lakes, the harshness of winter, the intoxicating summers. Experience authentic creation myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld.

Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians make these 2000 year old traditional stories come alive with a touch of offbeat fun, enchantment and music that moves between dancing flutes, intoxicating rhythms and hauntingly beautiful sung melodies.

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.

Nick Hennessey (storyteller, vocals)

Anna-Kaisa Liedes (vocals)

Kristiina Ilmonen (wind instruments, percussion, vocals)

Timo Väänänen (kantele - Finland’s national instrument - pyngyr, vocals)
Paula Crutchlow (Director)

The Kalevala is reinstated and reinvented for our time. Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review

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Dates & Tickets

Fire in the North Sky

Fri 2 Oct 2015, 8pm

£10 - £12

Prices & Offers

£10 - £12

Concessions: £10

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.


The Kalevala is reinstated and reinvented for our time. Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review