The Black River / In Your Green Eyes

by Ville Markkanen

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Single is strongly influenced by Celtic music with fiddle, Uilleann pipes and tin whistle. Because more is more…there is also piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar and drums. And bass. And male and female vocals.


released January 25, 2015

Music & lyrics by Ville Markkanen
Arr. Markkanen/Silvennoinen/Kettunen/Simonen/Salmenkivi/Marttila
(c) Manus
Drums, vocals & acoustic guitar: Ville Markkanen
Fiddle & vocals: Tuire Silvennoinen
Electric Guitar: Jaakko Kettunen
Piano: Hannu Salmenkivi
Bass: Heikki Marttila
Mixed, edited & electric guitars recorded by Tarmo Simonen at Tarmon Paja, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki 5/2013 - 11/2014
Drums, fiddle & bass recorded by Heikki Marttila at Comforting Sound Studio, Joensuu 5/2013
Vocals & acoustic guitars recorded by Ville Markkanen & Simo Hyvönen 2/2014 & 8/2014

Music & lyrics by Ville Markkanen
Arr. Markkanen/Parviainen/Kervinen/Horttanainen/Pietiläinen
(c) Manus
Vocals, acoustic guitar & distant drums: Ville Markkanen
Uilleann pipes, tin whistle & 12-string acoustic guitar: Taavi Kervinen
Guitar synths & acoustic guitar: Kari parviainen
Piano: Harri Pietiläinen
Bass: Jukka Horttanainen

Mixed & edited by Heikki Marttila 12/2014
Piano & bass recorded by Juha Linna at Cadimef Studios, Joensuu 4/2014
Guitar synths & acoustic guitar recorded by Kari Parviainen 2/2014
Additional recordings by Ville Markkanen & Simo Hyvönen 2/2014 & 11/2014
Song lyrics inspired by Suvi

Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering, Kuhmoinen 11/2014

ISRC FIVVM1400001-2

Cover art by Ville Markkanen

Special thanks go out to:
Joensuun Popmuusikot, Pro Soundia, Paavo Valtonen and Kimmo Repo.


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Ville Markkanen Finland

Celtic rock from Finland.
Ville Markkanen: Songwriter/drummer from Eastern Finland. Has written own music since the early 90's. Played drums (i.a.) in following bands: Silver Spider, Root Remedy, Metakka, Huojuva lato, Billy Gray & ALR.
Recent releases: The Black River/In Your Green Eyes cd -single 1/2015
On The Field/Dignity cd -single 12/2012
Influences: Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy etc.
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Track Name: The Black River
I can not see the shore...
Track Name: In Your Green Eyes
In your green eyes I saw my tomorrow...

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