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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News & the blog

A new video on a rare 5-string kantele

July 12, 2019

News

A new video played on a rare and an unique 5-string kantele is now published on youtube. This instrument is the only known piece of a 5-string kantele model that was made in series by the kantele master Antero Vornanen in 1930’s. Antero Vornanen (1889–1937) was a famous Karelian kanteleplayer who also made small (5- […]

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Latvian kokle

July 10, 2019

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I had the wonderful pleasure to visit a kokle weekend course in Latvia, Dauguli, June 28-30, organized by Laima Jansone and the Kocēni Municipality. On the 30th of June we also took part in the 155-year anniversary of the Latvian Song festival in Dikļi. The kokle course had ca. 40 participants who attended different kinds […]

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