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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 www.mariannemaans.com Désirée Saarela www.desireesaarela.fi

October 1-3.10.2021 – Folk music and traditions from the Åland Islands with Siv Ekström

Siv Ekström was given the title Mestaripelimanni/ Mästerspelman title in 2016. Siv is a very experienced folk musician who has been teaching and inspiring many people in different ages to play folk music. During this weekend course we will dive in too the folks music traditions of the wonderful Åland Islands. 

November 5-7.11.2021 – Maria Kalaniemi, a master of free-bass button accordion, is one of Finland’s leading contemporary accordionists.

Lärare: Maria Kalaniemi Dragspel, sång Maria Kalaniemi hör till pionjärerna inom den finländska nutida folkmusiken.  Hon har under flera årtionde gjort en betydande karriär såväl i Finland som utomlands och förnyat uppfattningen om dragspelet och dragspelsmusiken. Den lyrisk känsliga och intensiva spelstil som Kalaniemi skapat har vunnit en trogen åhörarskara på olika håll av världen.…
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Februari 4-5.2.2022 – (virtual course) Both traditional and new fiddletunes, folk music and stories from South – Ostrobothnia together with I fäälan trio

Schedule Friday 4.2 : 18.30-20.30 Saturday 5.2 : 10.00-12.00 13.00-16.00 19.00-20.00 I Fäälan virtual concert open for everyone – Welcome https://www.lafofolkmusikcenter.fi/lyssna-se   Course fee 40€ Apply www.lafofolkmusikcenter.fi   Teachers: I Fäälan, Mats Granfors, fiddle, Kenneth Nordman, fiol and nyckelharpa, Tom Forsman, guitar och lute.

March 19-20.3.2022 – How traditional tunes and songs can inspire you to create singer-songwriter music of to day with Désirée Saarela & Triskel.

  Teachers, the band: Désirée Saarela & Triskel Désirée Saarela: guitar and vocals, Kirsi Vinkki: fiddles, bowed lyre, harmonium, Samuli Karjalainen: guitars, sound – and effect landscapes, Roger Bäck: bass, Oskari Lehtonen: drums and percussion Désirée Saarela & Triskel’s (2011- ) music is strongly rooted in the singer-songwriter world, but also offers a new and…
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May 6-7.5.2022 – Finland-swedish tunes and folksinging, Marianne Maans

Teacher: Marianne Maans, fiddle and vocals.  www.mariannemaans.com