Mon 10.4.2023 at 19 Teija Niku solo, Timo Alakotila & Petri Hakala: Mandolin Concerto    

JuuriJuhla-RotFest’s opening concert. Teija Niku is an accordionist whose special skills are Nordic and Balkan folk music. Niku has been characterized as a composer with a great sense of melody and an inventive arranger, whose singing and unpretentious playing style rises above technical performance. Composer, pianist Timo Alakotila’s mandolin concerto for mandolinist Petri Hakala was […]

To 13.4.2023 at 7 p.m.Frigg, Maija Kauhanen solo 

Founded in 2000, Frigg is one of Finland’s best-known folk music bands in its home country and around the world. The hypnotic combination of the violin sound, which has already become a concept, and the irresistibly pounding ringing of strings and the pulse of the double bass is unique. Frigg’s musicians: Petri Prauda, ​​Alina Järvelä, […]

Fre 14.4. at 7 pm Sväng, Celenka 

Sväng has set new standards for harmonica music both with its repertoire and with his peculiar use of instruments. An international career of around 18 years has fascinated both audience and harmonica professionals around the world. The band’s own compositions are convincing with his dexterity and entertainment. Sväng has shown that this the outwardly modest […]

Sat 15.4. at 12 Pilpatussoitto of Espoon Kansanmusiikkikilta

Folk music groups from the Helsinki region are performing. Iso Omena library’s Stage and Sello’s library Free entry SELLO’S LIBRARYAt 12 o´clock Soukan Kansantanssijat, TanhuruhaAt 12.30 o´clock KuokkavieraatAt 13 o´clock Espoon KansantanssijatAt 13.30 o´clock Matti ReittamoAt 14 o´clock Kesäpelimannit ISON OMENA LIBRARYAt 12 o´clock Vantaan PelimannitAt 12.30 o´clock Töölön ViuluklubiAt 13 o´clock Hannu SeppänenAt 13.30 […]

Sat 15.4.2023 at 7 p.m. JuuriJuhla-RotFest closing conert: Muzsikás & jam (HU)

Among the representatives of Hungary’s rich folk music tradition, Muzsikás is perhaps the most legendary, internationally known and recognized band, celebrating a five-decade-long unique experience in “their favorite country, Finland”, as the band’s double bassist Dániel Hamar puts it. Formed in 1973, the band will provide the festival with a finale to remember, appropriately taking […]