More About Kanteles
The Kantele Shop sponsors and/or provides different types of workshops, including learning to play kantele and learning to make kanteles. One workshop for building and playing kanteles was held in the autumn of 2010 near Ely, Minnesota.
Help create a new recording of kantele music by Diane Jarvi! Diane is asking for support: "For more than thirty years I have followed various musical paths, beginning with American folk roots, stopping at jazz, hopping the world music train, and engaging in my own songwriting. Twenty of those years I have been compelled to pick up and play the kantele. Why? It’s a bit of sun that lights in the hand. So I am going back to my roots to record songs from Finland and Finnish-America. It’s been 15 years since my last recording that concentrated on my heritage. Joining me are Arto Järvelä, the great Finnish fiddler and Minna Raskinen, a wonderful kantele player also of Finland. Other friends will be added as I make my journey through gypsy songs, ancient runes, waltzes, instrumentals and maybe a tango." Find out more about this project at dianejarvi.com
The Kantele Shop - where even a bull can make music.
Click on photo above for a QuickTime movie. Meet El Torokantele.