The 11-String Kantele Guidebook, In Visible Vibration, now also as a downloadable file

March 30, 2020

The 11-string kantele guidebook In Visible Vibration is now available also as a downloadable pdf. At the Temps Store there are two options; you can get both the physical guidebook and the downloadable file + the Last Gathering CD for 19,00 € from here, or you can buy just the downloadable file for 9,99 € […]


Runosong Melodies on a 5-string Kantele

March 21, 2020

The Finnish-Karelian 5-string kantele played with the old plucking technique was a part of the ancient runosong culture. The kanteleplayers played the runosong melodies, improvised, and the instrument could also be used to accompany the runosongs. Old runosong melodies were published in two collections during the early 20th century: Inkerin runosävelmiä (Runosong melodies from Ingria, […]


CANCELLED: “Kanteletupa” Workshop March 21, 2020

March 16, 2020

The Kanteletupa workhop planned for March 21 is cancelled due to the corona virus. The workshops will continue when the situation is safer. Until then!


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

February 24, 2020

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 […]


Next “Kanteletupa” Workshop March 21, 2020

February 23, 2020

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 […]