A workshop exploring creative small kantele music June 12–14, 2023

February 13, 2023

The Kanteletupa project will continue with the three-day workshop held next summer. A workshop exploring creative small kantele music will be held at the beautiful Kallio-Kuninkala in Järvenpää, June 12–14, 2023. The workshop is aimed at adults who want to delve deeper into creative music-making with small kanteles. You can participate even if you haven’t […]


“Iivana Mišukka” – The second archive album of Karelian kantele players is released

February 05, 2023

The second part of the kantele tune publications from the Finnish Literature Society archive from a hundred years ago has now been published on In the first release (2021) kantele player Teppana Jänis from Suistamo was presented, and now Iivana Mišukka (1861–1919) from the same parish can be heard. The publication includes both original […]


Kanteletupa -concert in the Organo Hall of Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, on February 11, 2023

January 10, 2023

The autumn 2022 Kanteletupa workshops are culminating in the third workshop in the Organo hall of the Helsinki Musiikkitalo on January 29, 2023, which is also the final rehearsal for the concert on February 11, 2023, at 6 p.m. Kanteletupa – yhteisöllinen aikamatka musiikin alkulähteille -concert is an experimental event where the audience has the […]


Connected Alone -Exposition in the Ruukku-Journal

September 30, 2022

RUUKKU-journal #18, Responsibility, published on the 30th of September, 2022, containes the exposition Connected Alone – An Ancient Musical Culture As a Tool For Self-Expression Today by Arja Kastinen. This exposition examines the possibilities and problems of using the elements of ancient musical culture for producing new music. It contains eleven video clips and associated […]


Two “Kanteletupa”-workshops in Helsinki in autumn 2022

September 28, 2022

The Kanteletupa-workshops will be held twice this autumn: October 15 and November 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Helsinki Mu­sic Cen­tre’s Ground Foyer. The third workshop will be held in the Organo hall in January 29, 2023. Welcome! The workshops will be part of the research project The Dialogue of Creativity. At the […]