5pm – 5:45pm Kaustislainen alotus
Local musicians, singers and dancers give a warm, Kaustinen-style welcome to the 2015 Kaustinen Folk Music Festival!
6pm – 7pm Opening Concert
Local musicians and Hääkuoro choir perform, as well as Kaustisen orkesteri, Ottoset, Trío Bordelestino (CL), Outi Pulkkinen and Topi Saha. The 2015 Master Folk Musicians are announced and the Folk Music Festival Prizes are awarded.
7pm – 8pm Mały Śląsk Folk Group (PL)
Polish folklore group in their main concert
9:15pm – 10:15pm T for Three
Fifties and sixties oldies but goldies beckon for a spin around the floor!
10:15pm – 11pm Kaustinen-style Folk Music dance
Since you’re already dancing, there’s no need to stop!
3:30pm – 4.30pm Welcome to Kaustinen!
Coffee served for all the festival performers. Helsingin pelimannit start the programme off!
8pm – 10pm Excuse Club
Musicians Topi Saha and Pentti Rasinkangas along with musician-writer duo Matti Johannes Koivu & Juha Itkonen share their views on song-writing. Hosted by Heikki Salo. In collaboration with Elvis ry.
11pm – 12am Väsen (SE)
World-famous Swedish folk music trio on stage.
0:30am – 1:30am Timo Rautiainen & Ville Ojanen
Folk music and metal music legends give folk music a run for its money.
7pm – 8pm Greetings from Gia Lai
Jrai and banhar tribes present their tribes’ tradition
8:30pm – 9:30pm Ethnic jazz evening: Kuusto and Captain Arola
Modern folk music, tango, jazz and shamelessly catchy melodies
10pm – 11pm Mirja Klippel & Alex Jonsson (FI/DK)
Singer-songwriter Mirja Klippel writes lyrics about encounters of various kinds, Alex Jønsson uses his electric guitar magic to illustrate them.
11pm – 0:45am Night of the Solos
The series of acoustic solo nights begins with Antti Paalanen, Outi Pulkkinen, Esko Järvelä and Maija Pokela, each an uncontested master of their instruments.
FOLK MUSICIAN’S HOUSE
7:00pm – 10pm Konsta Jylhä Competition: Qualifying round
This year’s competition has a folk theme. In this high-grade competition, participants compete in a traditional group and a free-style group, the traditional one for traditional folk songs, performed solo and without accompaniment. In the free-style group a more modern style is allowed, the performer may accompany themselves with an instrument, or the performer can be a group of more than one person.
10:30pm – 11pm Echoes from a Sleeping Kantele
Panu Valo (vocals), Maija Pokela (kantele) and Ville Leppilahti (electronic instruments) give a preview of the upcoming musical theatre production based on the legacy of folk music master Eeli Kivinen.
11pm – 11:30pm Roikastajat
Roikastajat perform Erkki Rankaviita’s songs.
12am – 00:45am Trio Bordelestino (CL)
Chilean trio plays a delicious range of genres from tango to chanson and jazz with a Balkan influence.
4pm – 6pm Tradi Birds
Super birds native to Kaustinen open this year’s Kaustinen for Kids programme
6pm – 7pm Face-painting and drawing
7:30pm – 8:30pm Kaustisen orkesteri lead by Janne Nisonen
The mighty Kaustisen orkesteri orchestra consists of top musicians from Kaustinen, and their programme consists of mighty composers, Sibelius and Niittykoski.
MUSIC HALL (SOITTOSALI)
8pm Kaustisen Purppuripelimannit
8:30pm Masters in the Hall New Master Folk Musicians perform
9:30pm RESA (SE)
10pm Far Out and Beyond
10:30pm Sari ja Mira
11pm Wasel & the Weasels
FESTIVAL YARD (JUHLAPIHA)
4pm Wim van der Kooij ja Hauenlaulu
8pm Yläkemijoen Laululapset
9:15pm Helsingin Pelimannit
10pm Pietarsaaren Spelmanslag
FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE (PELIMANNITORI)
4:30pm Suburban String Band
5pm Olavi Tohkanen & Narsistin peili
5:30pm Trio KOLME-M
8pm Northern Colors
8:30pm Far Out and Beyond
11pm Piipan Pojat
WINE TAVERN (VIINITUPA)
8:30pm PAT – Pälvin ja Aunen Tarinat
9:30pm Pessi ja Juntti
10:30pm Lauluyhtye Fiori
11pm Jussi Asu & friends
4:30pm Himlens Band
5pm Kupletööri Hannu Musakka
5:30pm Otto (SE)
8:30pm Janne O
9pm Sari ja Mira
9:30pm Northern Colors
FOLK MUSICIAN’S HOUSE, CAFÉ (PELIMANNITALON KAHVIO)
8pm Mirkun likat
10pm Käpylän Viulukolmoset
10:30pm Urho Ruhje
11:30pm O Pojat
5pm Kiero Salko
5:30pm Ramses Bond
9pm Olavi Tohkanen & Narsistin peili
9:30pm Otto (SE)
10pm Johanna Tuomisto
FIRE PLACE (YHTEISLAULUNUOTIO)
8:15pm Kaustisen Iättömät Laulunlyömät