Thursday, June 13, 4 p.m. – Building a cow-horn trumpet – $60
The Finnish American Folk School welcomes Finnish musical instrument maker Minna Hokka to the Copper Country this June as part of Juhannus 2019. She’ll be offering a slate of programming that will provide attendees with a unique skill set – and at an unbelievable price!
Hokka, who’s invested much of her adult life into creating musical instruments from materials found in nature, will offer as many as nine unique courses during her two-week [...]
Finland’s “spice girls” are bringing added flavor to the Copper Country this summer.
The Finnish folk band Jepokryddona (“Spice of Jeppo”) will headline the area’s 2018 Juhannus celebration, performing the upbeat, lively tunes that represent the heritage of their part of Finland, and offer workshops in their region’s music tradition. Jepokryddona is a folk group made up of Swedish-speaking Finns who, for the most part, play traditional wedding music from Jeppo. Led by [...]
June 22-24 – Juhannus 2018 celebration, featuring music workshops, dance workshops and more – Finnish American Heritage Center and Quincy Green.
More information about Johanna 2018 will be shared as the event nears!
“Sisu” the traveling sauna will be at Juhannus ‘17 in Michigan’s Copper Country, but it won’t be the only unique Finnish-American vehicle.
That’s because Frank Eld, of “Finnebago” fame, has recently agreed to be a presenter at the festival, and will travel to the Copper Country for the June 23-25 event with his trusty — and highly recognizable — truck and [...]
A three-day festival in the heart of Finnish America
It’s been more than three years since some 8,000 Finns and friends gathered in the Copper Country for FinnFest USA 2013, and since that wonderful week, folks have been eager to relive those many magical moments.
While that festival can never be replicated, the Finns of the Copper Country are going to build off of that magic and host the “next best thing” – Juhannus ’17. Hosted by some of the most Finnish [...]
A member of the Finnish Foreign Ministry staff in Washington, D.C. has fondly remembered her visit to Michigan’s Copper Country during FinnFest USA 2013 since the moment she departed from the U.P. nearly four years ago. So, when she had her choice of officials visits on which she could accompany Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, she wasted no time in making her preference known.