Trad. Traditional Finnish Fiddle Tunes on Guitars and Mandolins

Petri Hakala
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The cd you're holding in your hands is a collection of mainly Finnish fiddle tunes. They are arranged for several different combinations of mandolins and guitars, from solos to mandolin quartets. The tunes have been chosen over a longer time span, as a teacher at the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department and on various folk music camps. This cd mirrors my personal development as a player of Finnish folk music. It also reflects the influence of the other string instrument traditions.

Hope you enjoy the music,
Petri Hakala

Petri Hakala
Code: 
PHCD 001
Publisher: 
Petri Hakala
Publishing year: 
2007-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2007

Recorded by Petri Hakala
Mixed by Janne Viksten
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck, Chartmakers Oy

1. Tallarin polskat

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Pinni's and Seijari's polskas, Peli-Jussi's and Tallari's polska and Pinni's polska. Played by Elias Tallari from Kuortane. Mandolin quartet: two mandolins, mandola (CGDA), mandocello (CGDA).

Petri Hakala: mandolins, mandola, mandocello

2. Metsäpellon polkka

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A polka from the repertoire of the champion fiddler Erkki Metsäpelto. Mandolin and mandocello.

Petri Hakala: mandolins, mandocello

3. Jouhikkosävelmiä

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Bowed harp tunes collected from Feodor Pratsu by Armas Otto Väisänen in 1916. Open tuned guitar. DGDGBD

Petri Hakala: guitar

4. Lundgrenin menuetti

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A menuett from the repertoire of fiddler Karl F. Lundgren. Two mandolins played in the crosspicking style.

Petri Hakala: mandolins

5. Savioja

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A polska collected from Leo Savioja and learned from Arto Järvelä. Mandolin and guitar.

Petri Hakala: mandolin, guitar

6. Inkeriläisiä paimensävelmiä

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Two Ingrian shepherd tunes after Matti Pukonen (Tsizik) and Pavel Laurinpoika. Open tuned guitar. DGDGCD

Petri Hakala: guitar

7. Peli-Jussin tulomarssi

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A slow march collected from the fiddler Elias Tallari. Mandolin quartet.

Petri Hakala: mandolins

8. Karl Ragnarin parempi

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Finnish-Swedish polka played by Karl Ragnar Perus. Guitar.

Petri Hakala: guitar

9. Henry Fordin sottiisit

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Two schottishes of Finnish-American origin from the Kaustinen area. Mandolin and mandocello.

Petri Hakala: mandolin, mandocello

10. Taklaxin menuetti ja polska

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A menuett and a polska collected from Johan Erik Taklax. Two open tuned guitars. EGDGBE

Petri Hakala: guitars

11. Karlssonin valssit

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Two waltzes from Ahvenanmaa. Collected from the fiddler Kalle Karlsson. Learned from the flute player Kurt Lindblad. Open tune mandola. CGCG

Petri Hakala: mandola

12. Lindin menuetti

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A Finnish-Swedish menuett. Source: K. A. Lind. Fingerpicking guitar.

Petri Hakala: guitar

13. Syrjälän Kaapon polska

Comp. trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

Famous polska from the repertoire of Matti Haudanmaa. Two guitars.

Petri Hakala: guitars

14. Vanha koraali

Comp. Petri Hakala, trad., arr. Petri Hakala, trad.

A tune based on various versions of an old choral. Fingerpicked slide guitar in open tuning. DADGAD

Petri Hakala: guitar