Surprising and delighting audiences with a wide range of musical attractions for over three decades, this splendid folk music festival also ensures that ethno, bluegrass, fado, Irish folk, jazz and many other musical styles resound through the summer nights of Haapavesi. Poignant, high standard church concerts will captivate audiences. Organised for the 33rd season ahead of the festival, our Folk Course is the core of this international event.
|Festival address||Haapavesi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 769 2503|
|Office||Teknotalo 1 C, FI-86600 Haapavesi|
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 48th Spelit folk music event will be organised on the premises of South Ostrobothnia Folk High School (including venues and accommodation services) and in the scenic natural surroundings of Ilmajoki, featuring 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.
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!
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.