Arto and Antti Järvelä tour the US

Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä are members of the famous Järvelä music family of Kaustinen, Finland. With centuries of family tradition behind them, they are beginning a tour in US on this Saturday. On the tour they'll be playing music from their first album together, Os fera liluli.

For many years, Arto and Antti have been making music together and separately with different groups, most notably JPP and Frigg. The duo has toured in Canada, Denmark, Norway and United States. They are also experienced teachers of their music and traditions, and so there are a number of possibilities at each tour date for educational workshops. Arto also plays with Nordik Tree, Kaivama, Maria Kalaniemi, Erik Hokkanen & Lumisudet and performs solo. Antti is known for his work with Baltic Crossing, Troka and Kings of Polka.

Tour dates


9/28 Northfield MN / St. Olaf College
9/29 Decorah IA / Vesterheim Museum


10/1-4 Minot ND / Høstfest
10/5 Chicago IL / Old Town School of Folk Music @ Szold Hall
10/7 Madison WI / MadFolk @ Brink Lounge
10/8 Rhineland WI / Hext Theatre
10/9 Ironwood MI / Ironwood Theatre
10/10 Ishpeming MI / Bethel Lutheran Church
10/11 Norway MI / Leif Erickson Day (11:30 am)
10/11 Marquette MI / Reynolds Recital Hall NMU
10/12 Crystal Falls MI / 2nd Sunday Folk Dance


12/2 Arcata CA / House concert
12/3 Berkeley CA / Freight & Salvage (with Bruce Molsky)
12/4 Mountain View CA / House concert (with Bruce Molsky)
12/5 Fresno CA (to be confirmed)
12/6 Sonoma CA / FAHA
12/7 Portland OR / ScanFair
12/9 Ashland OR / Headwaters Building
12/10 Eugene OR / WOW Hall
12/11 Portland OR / House concert
12/12 Olympia WA (to be confirmed)
12/13 Seattle WA / SFS concert,
Phinney Neighborhood Center
12/14 Seattle WA / Dusty Strings (workshop)
12/14 Bellingham WA / Nancy's Farm