Orthodox Church "Tampere".

Got back at 4am today, after a 5 day visit to Finland. We were visiting Don, a friend who has a house just up the road from us in Arigna, but lives and works in the city of Tampere. First thoughts on Finland after getting there were “Posh Communist with a Wisconsin twist”!. Apparently, a lot of old buildings were knocked in the 60s, and replaced with concrete apartments. Bit of a shame, but nice people, great vibe and great beer make up for the scenery!.

Swedish band "Francis" in action,

The band “Francis” were one of the highlights. 2nd best thing to come out of Sweden, ABBA being the 1st of course!!. Really great tunes, and an amazing leading lady!. They will be supporting “The Tallest Man On Earth” at Vicar St, Dublin on 1st June. I say go n see em!, you wont be disappointed.

Leading lady "Petra" in action.

Another musical highlight was the MIGHTY metal band “KOTITEOLLISUUS”. Saw them in a club in Helsinki on our final night. Great songs, great sound for a 3 piece.




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