Valikko Sulje

KIHAUS FOLK-WEEK 27.6.-4.7.2021


Kihaus festive week spreads around the village offering high quality folk music concerts. 30th anniversary and exceptional circumstances (COVID-19) are seen and heard on the festival programme – this year the emphasis is on locality. Concerts are both live and streamed online. The programme consists of entrance free and paid concerts.

Kihaus Folk music week festival is an atmospheric event suitable for the whole family. The festival is being held during the loveliest summertime in the village of Rääkkylä, surrounded by an idyllic Finnish countryside. Kihaus Folk week offers artists from various fields, including traditional and contemporary folk.

Market place in Rääkkylä brings together local folkmusicians on every week day 28.6.-2.7. Friday’s show 2.7 is placed on beautifull Paksuniemi harbour and old milk dairy fabric’s surroundings next to the lake Saimaa. Friday´s main artist Mimmit presents a great performance for children and open-hearted adults. Saturday´s venue is placed in the centre of Rääkkylä village, where maybe the most wellknown finnish folk music group Värttinä leads the eveaning´s show. Second performer Motora shows how well folk music and finnish dance traditions work together. On Sunday 4.7 there is a concert in the church in the centre of Rääkkylä village.

Beyond from music, there will be a small market area, food stalls, a bar (Paksuniemen satamaravintola) and lots of good mood to go around! We warmly welcome you to join us in Kihaus Folk summer week 2021!

Kihaus Folk 30 years festive week at Rääkkylä 27/06 – 4/07