American Fiddling Meets Nordic Fiddling


The annual Fiddlers Gathering returns to Watkins Glen for two days of performances, workshops, and crafts.  Saturday is Old Time Day with the great variety of North American Fiddling and Sunday is Nordic Folk Arts Day with music, heritage, and crafts of Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian Culture.


Photo credit: Metku Music



The Finger Lakes Finns celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius


Singer Riikka Paasikivi and pianist Marja Kaisla talk with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Jean Sibelius memorial concert in Ithaca. More information here. Riikaa Paasikivi and Marja Kaisla perform songs by Jean Sibelius and other Finnish composers in this concert. Never having met before, the rehearsals will be especially exciting. Marja: “Well, we will not be able to rehearse together until a couple of days before the concert, but that’s always a lot of fun because all the energy and enthusiasm will heightened by the short rehearsal time”



Photography Courtesy of Archer10 via Flickr