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!
|Festival address||Hankasalmi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 680 3277|
|Office||Keskustie 41, FI-41520 Hankasalmi|
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.
Welcome to the happiest days of the Finnish cultural summer! Kaustinen hosts the finest review of Finnish and international folk music and dance at hundreds of performances, workshops, folk busking and jam sessions in an absolutely unique festival atmosphere.
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.
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.