Finnish Folk Music Camp



Traditional Finnish music still permeates the lakes and forests of Michigan's Copper Country, where Finnish-American identity vibrantly lives on. From Saturday evening sauna to specialty comfort foods, folks carry on their Finnish traditions as part of everyday life, including those who play traditional Finnish music at festivals and weddings, in humble kitchens, on stylish patios, and even along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. We are proud to offer the 3rd annual Finnish Folk Music Camp as a part of FinnFest USA 2013.

Come sing and play along and bring your instruments if you have them or just come to listen and learn. All workshops are offered at no additional charge to your FinnFest 2013 registration and no pre-registration is necessary, just come and enjoy! All classes will take place in the Blue Line Room, at the Student Development Complex (SDC) at Michigan Tech.

Thursday, June 20

9 am- 10 am Accordion with Don Reinholm

10 am- 11 am Tex-Mex Tunes with Richard Koski

11 am- 12 noon Rhythm Bones with Randy Seppala (instruments available)

1 pm- 2:30 pm 5-String Kantele with Barbara Hanka

3 pm- 4:30 pm 10-String Kantele with Barbara Hanka

Friday, June 21

9 am- 10 am Harmonica with Jimmy Träskelin

10 am- 11 am Dance the Tango with Ralph Tuttila

11 am- 12 noon Sing Finnish Songs with Tanja Stanaway

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm 5-String Kantele with Diane Jarvi

1:45 pm- 2:45 pm Intro to the Big Kantele (36-String) with Diane Jarvi

3 pm- 5 pm Kantele Splash Open Rehearsal (see below)

Saturday, June 22

9 am- 10 am Fiddle with Sara Pajunen

10 am- 11 am Harmonium with Jonathan Rundman

11 am- 12 noon Sing-Along with the Saana Ensemble

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm 5-String Kantele with Celia Jones

1:45 pm- 2:45 pm 10- or 11-String Kantele with Celia Jones

3 pm- 5 pm Kantele Splash