Karelian Kantele Tradition

About Karelian kantele players, their music and instruments in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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The Polymorphic Kantele

About kantele replicas, string materials and tuning.

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Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity

March 16, 2022

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The contents of Arja’s research project as a Visiting Researcher at the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, The University of Arts Helsinki, is now published on its own site. The project title is: Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity. The project examines kantele improvisation within the Finnish-Karelian runosong culture, its various […]

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BandCamp

March 14, 2022

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The album Forest of a Thousand Songs by Peter Phippen & Arja Kastinen is now available also on BandCamp. Some of the other released albums will probably be also added in BandCamp in the near future.

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