Halfpence and Haypenny is the musical collaboration of Eva Riihiluoma and Sage Arias.
With influences from Medieval Europe to the back cabins of Appalachia, the show is an auditory tour that weaves bardic storytelling with the folk traditions. Eva’s vocals, described as sultry and powerful, combined with a multi instrumental array create the duo’s compelling sound. Listeners often mention the feeling of being transported to another time and place.
Alongside original music and compositions, the duo collects and performs the heirlooms of vintage music from Ireland, old Europe, and old time Americana. The songs range from the haunted ghosts of the old world and ballad style tales to songs of redemption and soulful revelation
– Eva Riihiluoma– vocals, classical guitar, mandola, octave mandolin, bodhran, spoons
– Sage Arias– Irish bouzouki, mandola, hurdy gurdy, banjo