Quarenta Podcast with Javier Sanchez

Quarenta Podcast with Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez, is a talented young Bass player living at Helsinki – Finland. He’s a graduate from the Complutense University of Madrid, the Berkley college of music, and more recently the Sibelius Academy –  University of Arts Helsinki In this interview,...
Torupill | Bagpipes in the Estonian  Museums

Torupill | Bagpipes in the Estonian Museums

Estonia appears today as the richest bagpipe territory, to be bathed by the baltic sea. Although the Torupill (Estonian bagpipe) has suffered an extinction process at the beginning of the 20th century, the efforts of musicians, from the 70s onwards, on recovering this...
Bagpipe festival in Estonia | Torupilli Festival

Bagpipe festival in Estonia | Torupilli Festival

I have been invited to visit Estonia and attend the Torupilli Festival at Viljandi, on the past 23th September. The event is held in March but the organizers were forced to reschedule to September, due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is an familiar event, where one can...
Quarenta Podcast with Ilkka Heinonen

Quarenta Podcast with Ilkka Heinonen

Ilkka Heinonen, is a Finnish musician best known for his groundbreaking work on performing the Jouhikko, an almost forgotten version of the bowed lyre. He’s a Master graduate of Folk music from the Sibelius Academy – University of the Arts Helsinki, with an...
Wood for Säkkipilli prototypes

Wood for Säkkipilli prototypes

We have visited the “Hakalan Puutukku oy” – a family-owned wood trading company in Finland. The company roots go back to 1947 when the Hakala brothers started the timber trade. From the beginning, the business focused on the supply of sawn timber and wood...