Folk music from the heart to the heels and toes!

Jonna Lankinen & Veera Kuisma

Folk music from the heart to the heels and toes! Violin duo Jonna Lankinen & Veera Kuisma perform danceable nordic folk music. The event is sponsored by Perinnearkku.

Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala

Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala elebrate the release of their third album ’Toisjalkainen’! The duo is comprised of two fiddle players, both established and widely renowned Finnish folk musicians, who combine their knowledge of Finnish folk tradition with masterful fiddle playing. The duo plays their fiddles for all they are worth, continuing the two-woman exploration into the world of different timbres they began in 2010. Their repertoir offers powerful playing and visionary interpretations of both traditional tunes and commission compositions combined with the duo’s rich and unique sound.

During their career, the two fiddlers have played in Finland, China, South Korea, India and the Nordic countries, among others. In 2019, they were one of the showcase artists at the WOMEX world music expo. The duo have also been noted for their cycling tours: they won the special award for their carbon-free bike tours at the annual Finnish Ethnogala in 2020.

The album Toisjalkainen is released by the German record label Nordic Notes.

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Free concerts are held at Musiikkitalo’s terrace on summer afternoons from Wednesday to Saturday, May 29th to Aug 3rd.

The concerts feature talented musicians from the Sibelius Academy of the University of Arts Helsinki, as well as concerts presented by HelsinkiMissio, Organ Night & Aria and World Music Centre. The genres and music vary daily: mostly classical or folk music on Wednesdays, jazz on Fridays and pop on Saturdays. On Thursdays of May and June, the program will be provided by Radio Helsinki Kesälive.

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