Kantervo album reviewed in RootsWorld magazine

April 30, 2024

This week’s RootsWorld magazine features a review of the Kantervo album by Andrew Cronshaw. The article also includes a review of a kantele & Hardanger fiddle album, Talende Strenger, by Ragnhild Knudsen & Pauliina Syrjälä. Andrew Cronshaw is a British multi-instrumentalist and world music journalist with a long and distinguished career. On his twelfth album, […]


Sommelo 2024!

April 15, 2024

The theme for the folk music festival Sommelo 2024 will be In the Pasture. There will be shepherd’s music and songs from many angles, from many countries, in diverse and intense ways. And as before, there are fascinating courses starting just before the festival. You can find the program in here: Sommelo 2024. Courses linked […]


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 […]


Kantervo album on YouTube

February 07, 2024

Kantervo album is now on YouTube with information about the instruments and music.


KANTERVO album release 5 Nov 2023

November 04, 2023

KANTERVO (TEMPS 08), digital album release 5 November 2023 Recording: Arja Kastinen Mastering: Taito Hoffrén Cover art: Tuomas Ylönen EAN 6430032710006 ISRC FI9TE2300001–00010 The album is released as part of the research project Kantele of the Runosong Culture and the Dialogue of Creativity. The album contains new music on the copies/new versions of museum kanteles. […]