Iro

Arja Kastinen
7

"After playing a couple of dances the man stopped claiming that he knew nothing else... We forgot about the kantele player. He sat alone in the corner with his kantele on his knees, staring ahead. Slowly, he began to play. Softly at first, then in raptures warming up, then softly again."

"When we told him that it was just what we wanted to hear and asked what the music was, he answered that it was nothing. He was only playing his own might. We left him alone, and went about with our own chores. But the musician, with no one asking him questions and left in peace, played all evening, and we listened to him to our delight."

Olonetsian Karelia 1882 in O.Relander's work O.A. Hainari, muistelmia (Memoires), Helsinki 1917.
Code: 
MIPUCD401
Publisher: 
Mipu Music
Publishing year: 
1995-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
1994–-1995

Producer Heikki Laitinen
Recorded by Matti Kontio

1. Amut

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

2. Kotanen

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

3. Siera

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

4. Varpa

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

5. Tisvata

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

6. Siide

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

7. Hapenet

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

8. Heutuvoa

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

9. Usmakka

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

10. Varpa

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

11. Kotanen

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

12. Prisonkka

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

13. Sihku

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

14. Tuokko

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

15. Kännä

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

16. Helve

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele

17. Voli

Comp. Arja Kastinen.

Arja Kastinen: 15-string kantele