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2001 Gadfly Records, Inc.
P.O.Box 5231
Burlington, VT 05402
( 802 ) 865-2406

www.gadflyrecords.com

 

Karelian Folk Music Ensemble, "FROM THE LAND OF THE KALEVALA"

First album of the trio (not the large ensemble), recorded in Petrozavodsk in 2000 and released by Gadfly Records in 2001. Includes songs and instrumentals played by over 15 different instruments!

1. Vainamoinen ta Lohi-Neito/Vainamoinen and Salmon-Maiden 4.39
2. Ripatska/Ripachka 2.50
3. Etela-Karjalan Valssi/ Waltz from Southern Karelia 2.42
4. Polonen Poika/Poor Boy 2.21
5. Kantelepolkka/ Kantele Polka 1.23
6. Maanitus/Persuasion 4.05
7. Miihkalin Varausloitsu/Miihkali's Protection Spell 1.36
8. Jossakin Kuultu Polska/Somewhere Heard Polska 1.43
9. Kaksi Kuninkaan Lasta/Two Children Of The King 4.17
10. Karjalan Poikia/Karelian Boys 1.30
11. Lannen Lokari/Lumberjack Of The West 2.18
12. Konstan Valssi/Konsta's Waltz 2.57
13. Ohotnichek/The Hunter 3.16
14. Riivattu/Bewitched 1.35
15. Lebed/The Swan 4.23
16. Kaksirivispolkka/2-row Polka 0.43
17. Mlada/Young Girl 4.23

IGOR ARKHIPOFF 5- and 32-string kanteles, jouhikko ( Karelian bowed-lyre ), accordion, birch bark flutes, tuohitorvi (shephard's birch bark trumpet ), russian 2-row "garmoshka" accordion, "Hohner" 2-row melodeon , vocals

ALEXANDER BYKADOROFF string bass, birch bark flute, 5-string kantele, scythe, jew's harp, vocals

ARTO RINNE 5-string kantele, mandolin, lead vocal ( tracks 1, 7, 9 & 11 ), vocals, accordion ( 6 ),
harmonica.

Recorded by Sergey Ilchenko in the Myllarit Center Studio, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia, spring 2000.
Mixed and produced by Sasha Bykadorov, Arto Rinne and Sergey Ilchenko.
All songs and melodies traditional, arranged by KFME, unless otherwise noted.
Cover photograph by John Sheldon, H-O photographers, at the Revels North, Hanover, NH, December 1998 and Vassily Petukhoff.
Cover design by Inna Kazakova


 

 

 

 

CONTACT IN THE USA: Lisa Comer     phone: (503) 970-3412     email: comer@europa.com
 

 


 

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