Kanteles in the Attick – “Ullakko”, Tuupovaara, 24 March 2024


February 25, 2024

At the Kanteleita Ullakolla (Kanteles in the Attick) event, rare small kantels will be heard on Palm Sunday, 24 March 2024 at 14:00 at “Ullakko”, Tuupovaara, Onnelankuja 5, 82730 Joensuu.

Arja Kastinen plays the traditional small kanteles and talks about their background.

There are rare copies of museum kanteles and newer examples. The instruments date from the beginning of the 19th century to the 20th century.

The music is based on improvisation, the aesthetics of kantele music within the aural runosong culture.

The public is invited to join the discussion. Come and share your memories of local kantele players and musicians! However, the discussion will be mainly in Finnish.

Arja was born in Harvio, Tuupovaara, and the last time she played in the Ullakko was in the 90s.

Arja in the “Ullakko” sometime in the 90s. Photo: Caroline Kamppila.