Concerts, lectures and courses!

There are various ready-made programs available, new programs can also be made to measure to suit your requirements as you wish! Lectures are lively with demos and practical approach.

Some practical matters: I have a small PA sound-system. Please consider setting up and transportation times, especially if there are more instruments and equipment required.

Contact me and ask more!
minna(at)minnaraskinen.com
p. +358505003584
Solo performances:

OLD FOLK INSTRUMENTS
A 60 min concert with introduction to ancient Finnish instruments such as 5-15-string kanteles, bowed lyre, jew's harp, traditional wind instruments (klarinet-type mänkeri, wooden horn, overtone flute...) reindeer skin drum from Lapland. Runo singing and joik are also included. Shepherd music, traditional and improvised tunes and contemporary folk tunes.


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KUUKERNUPPI
Songs and rhymes for children (Age: 3-6- yrs). Language: Finnish. Instruments: 5-15-string kanteles, 2-row accordeon, bowed lyre and drum.

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KANTELE CONCERT
Traditional and contemporary folk music with different kanteles, songs and improvisations. Acoustic and with effects. Length: negotiable.

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WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, TEACHING and CONSULTATION
Minna Raskinen has a post-graduate degree in folk music from the Sibelius-Academy. She has extensive experience in organizing education, teaching folk music (history, kantele, folk songs, ensemble playing, pedagogy, improvisation) and organizing events. Arranging and teaching both beginners and advanced classes for students of all ages, in Finland and abroad.
Collaborations:

RINKI
The cd is out in August 2017
Inspired by church bell music! New project, the show will have its premier in November 2015. Musicians: Markus Ketola, Minna Raskinen, Tapani Rinne. Video art: Pasi Granqvist.
Watch Rinki promo video on Vimeo.


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DUO MINNA & VINCENT
Songs and harp music from Scotland, Ireland, the Hebrides, Brittany, and Finland.
Minna Raskinen: song, drum, harp.
Vincent Michaud: harp.

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THE ROCOCO DAMSEL, THE CAT, AND THE DOG


A short play for everyone
A damsel yearns for a groom. A cat wants cream and fireside warmth. A dog needs a misstress and some bones to gnaw. Can these three ever to be reconciliated? Cat's cunningness, dog's determination, and damsel's courage is needed to solve this problem. Will we see a happy end or does the cat walk alone and is the dog left barking on a beach? Does the damsel find her perfect match? Plots, guises, and animal wisdom is needed to solve everything!

This play contains wild humour, beautifull melodies, and exciting events!

The Rococo Damsel: Terhi Pietiläinen
The Cat: Minna Raskinen
The Dog: Petri Pietiläinen
Script: Petri Pietiläinen
Music: Minna Raskinen
Director: Irja Ahtovirta

The play's duration is about 25 minutes, and it's totally mobile, and can be performed both indoors as well as outdoors.
Bookings: Petri Pietiläinen, 050 3007012
petripietilainen(at)yahoo.com

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More information: please do not hesitate to ask! minna(at)minnaraskinen.com