This October Drake Music Scotland was delighted to present a concert by Riskiryhma, a rock band with a difference. Riskiryhma is a band of 6 women in their mid-seventies from Finland. They entertained a lively crowd of 100 people with classic rock songs such as Crocodile Rock, Rolling Down the River, Sunshine of Your Love. All six members of this band are a brilliant example of Lifelong learning as they all picked up their instruments for the first time in their late sixties. They learned to play at the Resonaari School in Finland using Figurenotes notation.
This brilliant band has inspired us to start recruiting for similar band in Scotland – hopefully we’ll have our own home-grown rock band to perform at future festivals.
This performance was part of Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival.
Photographer: Andy Catlin