The 47th Spelit folk music event will feature more than 20 concerts of folk music, dance and singing, dozens of smaller musical events and performances, the Finnish championships for harmonica and mandolin players, and the Spelit competition for one and two-row accordions. Some performances have also been arranged in association with the Kauhajoki Food Fair.
|Festival address||Ilmajoki Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 500 268 605|
Sommelo is an international music festival arranged in Kainuu, Finland and Russian Karelia, which are the cradle of most runo singing and other forms of old and new folk music. The event incorporates concerts, courses, conferences, art exhibitions and other attractions for the whole family.
2018: This major international celebration of folk dance and music has been bringing enthusiasts and their friends to Tampere since 1970 for the most footloose scene of the summer. The versatile programme provides a full range of folk dance concerts, training courses and night dances. Our 2018 creation “Work and merrymaking” will portray the life of 20th century industrial workers in an urban society, drawing the mood from ramping up the operation and the various stages of cotton milling, nursery rhymes and games, the genteel dances of young adults and the evening social dances of working people.
The delightfully laid back approach, top class performers and uniquely homespun mood of this extraordinary skiffle music event creates a package that major festivals can only aspire to, so be sure to save the third weekend in July for the most interesting and good-humoured celebration of the Finnish cultural summer!
2018: A unique event providing the coolest folk music in an openly experimental style that draws on tradition and respects the folk heritage. The biggest winter happening in the world of folk music and dance will kick off the Finnish festival year on 12-13 January 2018 as we celebrate our 23rd season on the theme of “With all the trimmings – the living heritage of folk music and dance”. Folklandia is backed by the main organisations, events and educational institutions in the field of folk music and dance.