Welcome to the Nordic Harp Meeting 2015, 15-18 October in Turku, Finland!
The programme will contain workshops both on beginner and advanced level, as well as dancing, ballad singing, storytelling, evening concerts etc.
Among the workshop teachers will be:
Anna-Maria Toivonen: Rune singing, the traditional way to sing ancient Finnish poetry
Arja Kastinen: Kantele
Dhäämien Määlasenen: Russian folk music
Eeva-Kaisa Kohonen: kantele
Henrik “Hummel” & Monica Schön: Swedish medieval ballads
Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch: English folk music
Katja Nyuppieva: South Karelian (Livvi) folk music
Maria Ojantakanen: Danish ballads and the viking-age lyre
Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa: Langeleik and Norwegian harp
Pekko Käppi: Jouhikko
Tulikoira: Western Finnish songs and ballads
Vincent Michaud: Gaelic harp and Scottish dances
Wendy van der Meijs: Harp for beginners
The venue will be the LUMO centre (click for details), in an old-style farmhouse right in the middle of Turku City. Easy access by ferry or airplane, good bus connections. Friendly home-spun atomsphere and lots of learning, playing and jamming. Workshops of making simple folk instruments are being planned as well. Some instruments will be available for loan during the event.
Update (May 2015): Registration is open (proceed to the three steps of registration)
The participation fee is 80 EUR for the weekend, meals included. There are two alternatives of hostel accomodation, one of them within walking distance. Some free, very uncomfortable accomodation can be arranged if need be…
The Nordic Harp Meeting 2015 will start on Thursday evening, 15th October, with no official programme that night. The informal evening will include meeting old and new friends, having snacks, sauna and jamming ad libitum. On Friday, the programme starts with workshops, lectures, concerts etc, going on until Sunday afternoon with open end.
The organising committee for 2015 are: Helka “Harpbreaker” Ermala, Antti “Hairyface” Saarinen and Yrjänä “Pegleg” Ermala. If you have any questions, email to: