Category: Completed courses

9-10.3 Thomas von Wachenfeldt (SWE) and Janeta Österberg (FIN), traditional Tunes from east to west

Before the railways were built, cultural and trade exchanges primarily took place via waterways. Water united rather than separated people. This is particularly true regarding Sweden and Finland, where contact throughout history has mainly occurred via the sea. Naturally, people’s music followed, and there are many examples of melodies and stylistic expressions found on both…
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2-3.9 Master keyharp player Torbjörn Näsbom (SWE)

We are now offering an exciting course with the master player Torbjörn Näsbom, who is one of Sweden’s leading keyharp players (but also an exceptionally skilled violinist). This course is an excellent opportunity for all keyharp players to deepen their skills on their instrument, but of course, other instrumentalists are also very welcome to learn…
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28-29.10 I Fäälan duo – Minuet playing and dancing, Mats Granfors, Kenneth Nordman and Jessica Krohn

Mats Granfors, fiddle, Kenneth Nordman, fiddle and Jessica Krohn, minuet dancing.  Now you have the opportunity to attend a course focused on minuet playing, where there is also a chance for musicians who are interested to try minuet dancing. We will play several predominantly Ostrobothnian minuets and also work on the harmonies for these tunes.…
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28.10 Minuet dancing with Jessica Krohn

On saturday 28.10 the experienced and inspiring Jessica Krohn will be teaching us the Oravais minuet accompanied by I Fäälan duo och participants from the minuetplaying course. Prior experience in minuet dancing is not requiered. In the evening there will also be a jamsession where you are also welcome to participate with dancing.   13.00-16.30 Minuet…
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2-3.12 Arto Järvelä teaches from Stare, Spoof and other old collections

Now you have the opportunity to learn tunes from our oldest collections of sheet music when the legendary Arto Järvelä teaches his favourites from the books of Adolf Fredrik Stare, Isak Wasbohm and Spoof among others. More info coming soon! Saturday 2.12 9.30-12 Lessons (12-13 lunch) 13-16.30 Lessons 19.00-23.30 Jamsession Sunday 3.12 9.30-12 Lessons 12-13…
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Maria Kalaniemi 18-19.2.2023

Come and meet Maria Kalaniemi – master of the free-bass button accordion, one of Finland’s leading contemporary accordionists. Maria will share tunes and lilt’s from her own repertoire and also a glimpse of her colorful and multifaceted career as a musician. Apply before 15.2! 18.2.2023 9:30-12:00 (12:00-13:00 lunch) 13:00-16.30 (17.00 supper) 19:00-20:00 concert 19.2.2023 9:30-12:00…
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Folk songs in swedish from South Ostrobothnia with Marianne Maans 1-2.4 2023

Folk songs in Swedish! Join us on an exciting journey through the traditional folk song landscape of southern Ostrobothnia. Marianne has profound insight in the traditions of the old folk song traditions of Kristinestad, Lappfjärd, Sideby and Tjöck. On the course we learn both short and longer songs from the Swedish speaking tradition. The songs…
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AER (SWE) Emma Ahlgren, Daniel Ek, Niklas Roswall 11.-12.11.2022

Fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa AER – Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall (fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa) offers a swinging and virtuosic interplay that invites both listening and dancing. The repertoire is based on tradtional Swedish tunes, including slängpolskas from Skåne, triplet-based polskas from Medelpad, as well as their own compositions. 11.11.2022 18.30-21:00 12.11.2022 9.30-12:00 (12:00-13:00 lunch) 13:00-16.30 (17.00 supper)…
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I Fäälan 10.-11.9.2022

Mats Granfors, fiddle, Kenneth Nordman, fiddle, Tom Forsman, guitar och lute. Come and learn how to play menuett – tunes together with the I Fäälan trio and/ or learn how to dance the menuett. 10.9 9.30-12, (12-13 lunch), 13-16.30 17.00 (supper), 19-20 concert 11.9 9.30-12, 12-13 (lunch), 13-14.

September 3-5.9.2021 – The diversity of finland-swedish folk music with Marianne Maans and Désirée Saarela-Portin

Note! Due to illness this course will be held by only one pedagogue but still according to plan. Teacher: Marianne Maans – Fiddle, vocals (away because og illness) Teacher: Désirée Saarela – vocals, guitar, mandolin Finland – swedish tunes and folksinging together with Marianne Maans och Désirée Saarela-Portin. Marianne Maans Désirée Saarela