Karelian Kantele Tradition

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A Unique Runoi’s Kantele Camp, June 16-20, 2021, in Mekrijärvi, Ilomantsi

August 03, 2020

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Welcome to participate the unique kantele camp in the landscapes of the runosingers of Ilomantsi in June 16-20, 2021! This special workshop gives you the tools to combine the ancient runosong and the kantele with creative music making. You will be familiarized with the two most famous runosingers of Ilomantsi, Simana Sissonen and Mateli Kuivalatar, […]

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Kantele concert at the domicile of the runosinger Simana Sissonen, July 5, 2020

June 25, 2020

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Arja Kastinen will play the museum kantele replicas and tell about their history and about the background of the music at the domicile of the runosinger Simana Sissonen in Mekrijärvi, Ilomantsi (Mekrijärventie 22, Ilomantsi) on the 5th of July, 2020, at 1 p.m. Simana Jyrinpoika Sissonen (1786–1848) was perhaps the last great runosinger of the […]

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