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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The Summer Yard of the National Museum, August 28, 2019

August 03, 2019

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An evening of improvised Finnic folkmusic at The Summer Yard of the National Museum of Finland, during which you can participate in making music with on-site instruments, or by singing, if you wish. In addition, you can try out how to make easy instruments from recycled materials, explore town beekeeping and taste some honey, or […]

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A new video on a rare 5-string kantele

July 12, 2019

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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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