She is probably best-known for her work with the band Hedningarna (1990-1996, 2001-2003). During her work with Hedningarna, she developed a strong interest in the ancient Finnish runo-songs, which compose the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.
Tellu has also performed with the ensembles Loituma (1989 - 1991; she was a founding member), Piniartut, Tallari (1997-1998, 2001-2002) and Luna Nova (1996-2001), and is currently performing with her group Suden Aika along with Liisa Matveinen, Katariina Airas and Nora Vaura. She also participated in Ruth MacKenzie's musical theatre performance Kalevala: Dream of the Salmon Maiden at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1999.
`Kalevala': Fans race to the Finnish; Many who saw the 1997 debut of `Kalevala' - a show based on Scandinavian myth that uses eerie, ancient vocal styles - called it the show of the year. It's back for an encore.(ENTERTAINMENT)
May 31, 1998; `Surprised?" asked Wendy Knox. "We were blown away! I mean who in the world would be interested in the Finnish national epic or...