The Finnish American Folk School Newsletter is your first stop on all things FAFS! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.
Happy New Year from the Finnish American Folk School!
Our schedule for Winter 2022 programs at the FAFS is here! We’re excited to kick off the new year with internationally-renowned roots musician Laurel Premo for a concert and tune workshop this weekend at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Then in mid-February we’ll host Finnish lament singer Emmi Kuittinen for a two day online workshop. FAFS Director Phyllis Fredendall and Assistant Director Clare Zuraw will also be teaching several classes and workshops in the fiber studio and online. See below for details on these programs and stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Instagram as we continue to add more instructors and events this season.
Tickets are still available for Laurel Premo’s workshop and concert this weekend, January 29th at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Premo will be teaching a Finnish tune workshop for all instruments from 2-4pm and then performing a concert at 7pm. Tickets and additional information available on our website. This workshop and concert are made possible by generous funding from the American Scandinavian Foundation.Clare Zuraw, FAHC, Festival Ruska, Finnish American Folk School, Finnish American Heritage Center, Jutila Center, Phyllis Fredendall