Sunday, April 24, 2011

Past Performances

Past Live Performance Highlights:

2010 Winter Olympic Games
Mariposa Folk Festival
Hillside Music Festival
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
Native American Music Awards
Folk On The Rocks
Frostbite Festival
Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Harbourfront Centre
Canadian Aboriginal Festival - Rogers Centre
CBC - Glenn Gould Studio
BarrieFolk Music Festival
Shelter Valley Folk Festival
Ontario Council Of Folk Festivals Official Showcase

Theatre & Television Scores/Music

Sound Design and Original Composition for the following productions:

Music & Sound for Theatre

The Great Mountain (Red Sky Performance)
Agokwe (Buddies In Bad Times) * 2009 Dora Award Nominee For Best Original Composition
Artifacts (Toronto Fringe Festival)
Coyote City (Centre for Indigenous Theatre)
New World Brave (Debajehmujig Theatre)

Music For Television

APTN - Solstice Concert Series, Aboriginal Day Live
APTN - 2010 Winter Olympic Broadcast
CTV - youth public service announcement

Award Nominations

2009 - Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination for Best Original Composition (Agokwe)
2005 - Best Male Artist Nomination - Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
2002 - Best Pop/Rock Album Nomination - Native American Music Awards (U.S.A.)
2001 - Best Pop/Rock Album Nomination - Native American Music Awards (U.S.A.)
2000 - Best Rock Album Nomination - Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards


Creator of the multi-award nominated NADJIWAN project has come full circle with his new musical direction. From a Finnish and Ojibway background Marc has tried to embrace both culturally and musically. This new project incorporates the best of both worlds sonically and musically. Marc utilizes traditional Finnish folk guitar tunings and instruments like the kantele, jouhikko alongside modern beats and Aboriginal style vocables combined with Finnish lyrics. This is a unique style, tone and that cannot be heard anywhere else. Over the past 15 years Marc has performed across Canada and The United States at various festivals, venues and events including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. : : For more information please contact: merilainenmusic(at)

The Wolves Of Tuonela EP

Coming Soon!

Marc Meriläinen - The Wolves Of Tuonela

Produced, composed and performed by Marc Meriläinen
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Skinner at Heading North

photograph by Adam Makarenko

available this summer on iTunes and other online music sites

Saturday, June 12, 2010