Photo: Tomi Lähdesmäki

An excellente priestlie polska

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00
Music Centre, Camerata
Ticket sales begin 19.08.2019 09:30
Tickets: 6,50-18,00€
Folk music from South Ostrobothnia.

A programme of 18th-century folk music from South Ostrobothnia, performed on the fascinating combination of fiddle and Baroque harpsichord.

In 1809, a tailor, translator and copyist named Samuel Rinta-Nikkola (1763–1818) in Ilmajoki wrote down a collection of tunes that is regarded as one of the most important documents of Finnish folk music. The polska tunes notated by Rinta-Nikkola and performed in this programme are an entrancing merger of archaic dance tunes and echoes from the salons of the nobility.

Piia Kleemola, violin
Tea Polso, harpsichord

Further information:
Tiina Halonen, 040 710 4301,