FolkWorld #63 07/2017
© Kaustinen Folk Music Festival


Artist Video Trad.Attack!
@ FolkWorld: FW#59, #63

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival

10 - 16 July 2017
Trolska Polska
Kimmo Pohjonen
Fromseier Hockings
Timo Alakotila 
Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola
Fiddler’s Bid 
Floating Sofa Quartet 
Taraf De Haïdouks 

The Happiest Days of Summer

Welcome to the 50th Kaustinen Folk Music Festival!

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival is held every July. Kaustinen is a small town in Central Ostrobothnia, Finland. It has a population of 4,300 and is located at the crossroads of main roads 63 and 13.

For the 50th time running, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival marks the spot for the happiest days of the summer. The festival has been organized since 1968 to uphold and celebrate the strong folk music and dance tradition in the area. Kaustinen has taken a powerful role as a meeting point for folk music folk from near and far: Thousands of amateur and professional musicians and dancers from all over Finland and around the world strike a common chord here every summer. A great number of international artists and dance groups add their compelling tint to the mix.

A major event such as the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival in the cosy rural surroundings of Kaustinen area is a colorful medley of music and dance: Friends and professionals of folk music and dance come together for a lively week of workshops, jam sessions and performances from early morning to late night. There are 27 stages of different sizes in the festival area. The largest one is the Keskipohjanmaa arena with 3000 seats, and the smallest one is an old sleigh called Laulureki.

Fiddler’s Bid

Artist Video Fiddler’s Bid @ FolkWorld:
FW#8, #18, #21, #31, #40


Artist Video JPP @ FolkWorld:


Artist Video Tuuletar @ FolkWorld:
FW#61, #63


Artist Video Frigg @ FolkWorld:
FW#35, #53, #63, #63

Trolska Polska

Artist Video Trolska Polska @ FolkWorld:
FW#54, #55, #63

Fromseier Hockings

Artist Video Fromseier Hockings @ FolkWorld:

Photo Credits: (1) Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, (2) Trad.Attack!, (3) Fiddler’s Bid, (4) JPP, (5) Tuuletar, (6) Frigg, (7) Trolska Polska, (8) Fromseier Hockings (unknown/website).

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