Samuelin Poloneesi & Vinterstämma 16.-18.3.2018 eng

Folk music in Helsinki

16.3. FRIDAY

at 19 Folk music evening of Uusimaa region
Performers: Spelarit, Sibbo Spelmanslag, Töölön viuluklubi, Sakarat Laulupelimannit ja Harpolekarna.
Location: Balder house’s hall, 3rd floor, Aleksanterinkatu 12, Helsinki.
Tickets in advance 11,50€ + delivery fee. Lippupiste

at 21 Poloneesi club
Location: Restaurant Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniementie 6, Helsinki
Free entry. Cloakroom fee 2,5 €


at 10-13 Folkmusic to the center of Helsinki
Folk musicians spread around the center of Helsinki to play and sing.
Kamppi, Kamppi Chapel, Villa Hakasalmi, Old Market Hall and Bulevardi café salon.

klo 11-13 Bulevardi café salon
Location: Bulevardi 1
klo 11.00-11.30 Trio Arkaaiset
klo 11.30-12.00 Kurtunrutistajat
klo 12.00-12.30 Matti Reittamo
klo 12.30-13.00 Vähänimiset

klo 11.45-12.45 Kamppi Chapel
Location: Simonkatu 7
klo 11.45-12.00 Beepa
klo 12.30-12.45 Inehmo

klo 11-12.30 Old Market Hall
Location: Eteläranta
klo 11.00-11.30 Late Lunch
klo 11.30-12.00 Hannu Seppänen
klo 12.00-12.30 Å

klo 11-11.30 Villa Hakasalmi
Location: Mannerheimintie 13B
klo 11.00-11.30 Spelarit
klo 11.30-12.00 Kirkkonummen pelimanni
klo 12.00-12.30 Suomen Sahansoittajat

klo 10-12.30 Kamppi, Urho Kekkosenkatu 1, Helsinki
Location 2: 1st floor, square in front of Espresso house
klo 10.00-10.30 Rykäys
klo 10.30-11.00 Sakalaiskat
klo 11.00-11.30 Usko Välimäen perheyhtye

Location 2: 2nd floor, square next to Tommy Hilfiger
klo 10.30-11.00 Östra Nylands Spelmansgille
klo 11.00-11.30 Sibbo spelmanslag
klo 11.30-12.00 Kesäpelimannit
klo 12.00-12.30 Moonshine



at 11.30-12.30 Samuelin Poloneesi & Vinterstämma children’s concert: Orffit, Sibbonietta.
Location: Helsinki City Museum, Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki.
Free entry

The Orffit children’s orchestra has been playing its wondrously diverse music for over 20 years, and it still consists of the same terrific trio: Kimmo Ojala (vocals and guitars), Matti Pollari (saxophones, accordion, tin whistle and vocals) and Hannu Sepponen (vocals and percussion).

at 11.30 Gold, silver and bronze – Folk music badge tests.
Location: House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), 1st floor, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

at 12-13 and 17-19 and during intermissions. Lobby concerts.
Location: House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), 1st floor, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

at 13 Folk Musician Parade – Folk music groups from different areas of Finland in their main performance.
Tickets in advance 11,50/6,50 € + delivery fee. Lippupiste
Location: House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), 2nd floor, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

Östra Nylands Spelmansgille, Finnish-Swedish
Vantaan kansanpelimannit, Uusimaa
Kamulinjan pelimannit, Uusimaa
Hannu Seppänen, Uusimaa
Suomen sahansoittajat, Uusimaa
Hiiden pelimannit, Uusimaa
Balalaikkaorkesteri Kalinka, Uusimaa
Å, Uusimaa
Moonshine, Uusimaa
Kirkkonummen pelimannit, Uusimaa
Mielen maisemat, Keski-Suomi
Inehmo, Uusimaa
INTERMISSION I (about klo 14.24-14.44)
Helsingin pelimannit, Uusimaa
Kesäpelimannit, Uusimaa
Aimo Ruisniemi, Varsinais-Suomi
Espoon pelimannit, Uusimaa
Trio Arkaaiset, Uusimaa
Rykäys, Varsinaissuomi
Pirkanmaan maakuntapelimannit, Pirkanmaa
Trykkifeili, Pirkanmaa
INTERMISSION II (about klo 15.40-16.00)
Miukeli, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Cu3, Satakunta
Sakalaiskat, Etelä-Pohjanmaa
Usko Välimäen perheyhtye, Etelä-Pohjanmaa
Kaustisen pelimannit, Keski-Pohjanmaa
Beepa, Pohjois-Savo
Ylä-Savon Pelimannit, Pohjois-Savo
Leila Luukkainen ja Pentti Ojajärvi, Pohjois-Karjala
Vokki, Kymeenlaakso

at 19 Orivesi All Stars, Désirée Saarela & Triskel, Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly -76
Location: House of Nobility (Ritarihuone), 2nd floor, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki
Tickets in advance 18/12 € + delivery fee. Lippupiste

Orivesi All Stars
Orivesi All Stars is the Biggers Folk Music Collective in Finland. It has been playing folk music since 2011. The main goal for the collective is playing folk music together with good spirit! Orivesi All Stars is a folk music collective that anybody can join whatever level, country and age of the player.

Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly -76

Désirée Saarela & Triskel

Désirée Saarela & Triskel

Désirée Saarela & Triskel
Désirée Saarela & Désirée Saarela & Triskel music combines today’s singer-songwriter tradition to strong folk music interpretation. The ensemble’s singer-songwriter-spirited music is timeless and full of heart and charm of story-telling.

Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly -76
Anne-Mari Kivimäki is a freelance musician, composer and songwriter. She has founded ensembles around the Russian Notka accordion and developed her own style to play it: A contemporary Karelian accordion trance. Anne-Mari Kivimäki & Palomylly -76 plays music from Karelia’s dance areas. The ensemble interprets music from Kivimäki’s new album which will be released during the spring 2018.

Anne-Mari Notka accordion, vocals
Pekko Käppi jouhikko, drum, vocals
Ville Rauhala double bass, vocals
Pauliina Saarman sound engineer

at 21 Poloneesi club
Location: Restaurant Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniementie 6, Helsinki.
Free entry. Cloakroom fee 2,5 €

18.3. SUNDAY

at 10 Folk Song Church
Location: Helsinki Old Church, Lönnrotinkatu 6, Helsinki

at 11-12.45 Lobby concerts
Location: Savoy Theatre’s lobby, Kasarmikatu 46, Helsinki

at 13 Samuelin Poloneesi & Vinterstämma Main Concert – Finnish Folk Music Association 50 years
Location: Savoy Theatre, Kasarmikatu 46, Helsinki
Tickets in advance:  17/12 € + delivery fee. Lippupiste
Performers: Pinnin pojat,, Maija Kauhanen, Halsbrytarna, Heikki Lahti & Komia, oltermannis and young folk musicians, folk dance group Kuohu, the national Joint Performance of Folk Musicians, Vuoden nuori pelimanni etc.

Pinnin pojat

Pinnin Pojat (photo by Joonas Heikkilä)

Pinnin Pojat
Arto Järvelä (1964, Hattula) and Kimmo Pohjonen (1964, Viiala) has played together already two decades carrying the brightest lantern of the folk music of Häme. The duo has charmed in their performances all the from Islamabad to Jumesniemi. These happy fellows combine skillful playing and serious humorous singing. Pinnin Pojat is surely the most emotional duo of Häme. (photo by Leif Rosas) is a modern-day troubadour duo by Aapo Niininen and Kimmo Numminen. Their programme comes directly from the mouths of the people: the forum. The lyrics of their songs are collected from this popular online discussion forum and composed into songs by the duo to create a suitable atmosphere. gives the online masses a beautiful voice. Accompanied by the sweet tunes of the duo, the comments made on the baby forum can be seen in a completely new light.

Maija Kauhanen

Maija Kauhanen (photo by Antti Kokkola)

Maija Kauhanen
A powerfully expressive voice, deep-rooted kantele and inventive percussion: fleet-fingered virtuoso and one-woman band Maija Kauhanen specializes in Finnish Saarijärvi kantele and the old and rare technique of playing kantele using a tiny wooden stick as a plectrum. Weaving this together with poly-rhythms and organic beats, she creates unique soundscapes and compelling grooves.


(photo by Timo Hukkanen)

Halsbrytarna’s repertoire’s 95 percent consists of music you can dance to. They plays schottis, mazurka, polka, waltz, hambo, snoa, polska and also all other forms of folk music. The repertoire is predominantly Nordic. Of course they naturally play Finnish-Swedish songs, but also songs from several other European countries.

Heikki Lahti & Komia

Heikki Lahti & Komia (photo by Lauri Ono)

Heikki Lahti & Komia
Having been given the honorary title of a master fiddler as early as in 1991, Heikki Lahti is a legend in Finnish folk music, whose long-running work within folk music and especially within playing the mandolin has caused a sort of a renaissance of popularity of the mandolin among folk musicians. Heikki Lahti & Komia plays folk music songs which represent several moods. The band is especially fond of the tunes of Otto Hotakainen, Wijami Niittykoski and Konsta Jylhä. The band plays also traditional Finnish folk tunes.

Heikki Lahti – mandolin
Katja Lampinen – accordion
Tony Uusitalo – double bass
Mauno Järvelä – violin
Ilkka Salo – violin
Arto Salo – violin

NOTE! The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the festival program.

More information: Janne Ojajärvi,, 044 738 1933

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puh. 0600 900 900 (1,98 €/min+pvm).

In cooperation:

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Finlands svenska spelmansförbund