On 10th of May Finland celebrates nationwide folk music day for the very first time. Folk music and dance events take over the cities and countryside from dawn to dusk. The event is initiated and coordinated by the Committee of Folk Music and Dance in Finland (Kansanmusiikin ja Kansantanssin Edistämiskeskus), whose mission is to raise more awareness of the Finnish folk music scene. For more information, head here.
To celebrate the day and the diverse scene of folk and roots music in Finland, we compiled a Spotify playlist, which features 12 folk and world music artists. Listen below.