Sommelo Courses 2018

On Sommelo's diverse courses and workshops you get to immerse yourself in the world of folk music with the guidance of professionals and experience the joys of singing and playing together! On the varied courses there's something for everyone, from children to adults and beginners to the experienced!

Folk Dancing Course

On the Sommelo Folk Dancing Course you get to learn folk dancing and related styles in a laid-back atmosphere. The focus is on folksy pair dancing, but the course also touches upon other themes. You also get to put together a whole dancing performance comprised of material taught in the course. Dancers of all skill […]


International Ballad Course

The course includes instruction from all the teachers, group teaching about international ballad traditions and a seminar.


Children’s Kantele Course

THE COURSE IS CANCELLED THIS YEAR AND WILL BE ORGANISED IN THE SUMMER 2019 Children can still enroll to the International Kantele Course or to the Näppäri Course.


International Kantele Course

On Sommelo’s Kantele Course you get to learn different playing styles and musical traditions! Price includes: 4 x 60 minutes of small group (2-3 persons) instruction 4 x 60 minutes of ensemble instruction Access to all Sommelo concerts and happenings In addition, you can also get private lessons for 35€ / 45 minutes.


Näppäri Course

On Mauno Järvelä’s Näppäri Course, everyone gets to play! The music is comprised of traditional folk compositions and newly composed folk music. Everyone of all age and skill is welcome! All course prices include admission to all Sommelo events. The courses only take place if there are enough enrollments at 13th of May. More about […]