Karelian Kantele Tradition

What do we know about the Karelian Kantel players and their music in the late 1800s and 1900s?

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The Polymorphic Kantele

About the kantele replicas, string materials and tuning.

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How to change and clean the strings, early education, videos etc.

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News & the blog

Forest of a Thousand Songs – the new album from Peter Phippen & Arja Kastinen coming out this spring

February 24, 2020

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The second duo album, Forest of a Thousand Songs (TEMPS07), from Peter Phippen and Arja Kastinen will be released this spring. On this album Peter is playing the shakuhachi flute and an ocarina, and Arja is playing different kinds of kanteles – and also the mystic ringing stone in the Nötö island. The music is […]

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Next “Kanteletupa” Workshop March 21, 2020

February 23, 2020

News

During the spring season 2020 there will be an open kantele workshop called the Kanteletupa once a month at the Helsinki Central Library Oodi. No previous experience is needed. We will experiment with different playing techniques and make easy improvisations. Come and see different small kanteles and have fun playing along with others! The workshop is […]

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