BELDAME

BELDAME

Traditional tunes and songs from Finnish & American Appalachia.
Performed by ladies on the verge of crisis, the songs of this duo are hand-picked to reflect the real-time experiences of a middle-aged divorcee. Their repertoire is based on a single bitter truth, which also stands as the band’s motto: quae olim domina, semper domina – once married, one shall never be a maid again.
BELDAME:
Paula Susitaival (b. -75, divorced) – fiddle, banjo, vocals
Marja Vest (b. -75, divorced) – autoharp, harmonium, vocals