Toivola Old Yard: wooden houses, stories and music

Stories of the old days of Jyväskylä and traditional music



Toivola Old Courtyard, Finland
Available in Finnish, English, Spanish and Russian
1 hour
10 spots per experience
May - August
Regular price: 10 €
Children: 10 €


What are we going to do

During the guided tour the history of Jyväskylä comes to life in the unique wooden house area with the sounds of Central Finland's traditional music. Before becoming modern university city, proud of its modern architecture, Jyväskylä used to be a small craftsmen's town with its wooden houses and workshops. As the city grew and developed there were not too many wooden houses left. Toivola Old Courtyard is the only wooden house courtyard in Jyväskylä center reminding us of the days gone by. I will tell the stories of the yard's buildings, craftsmen who lived there and play Central Finland's traditional music.

Central Finland's kantele as a unique instrument, is different from other regional traditional instruments in Finland. It has its own playing tradition, being played with a short stick/plectra unlike in other regions where a puck is used.

About Sonic Poetry - the Doer

I'm passionate about Finnish music culture and traditional instruments. Sounds of kantele are like nothing else in this world, mesmerizing with its intertwining resonances. I play all kinds of kantele but my true passion is meditative improvisation with 11-15-string kantele. Music with "no end and no beginning", a continuous journey in a musical universe of resonating strings.

My other passion is Central Finland's own kantele tradition, the unique instrument and playing style of the region. My interest in local folk music got recognition in International Kantele Competition and Äänekoski's Culture Award. I want to keep traditional music alive and perform it to different people who would have not heard Central Finland's kantele otherwise.

Reviews

Elokuvatyöntekijä
Aivan loistava! Erityisen hienoa oli juuri Keski-Suomen kanteleella paikan historiaan sopivien musiikkikappaleiden esitykset. Oppaalla iloiset ja kiinnostavat tarinat. Myös yleisökysymykset ja niistä virinneet keskustelut olivat hyviä. Suosittelen.
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Sonic Poetry Sonic Poetry Kiitos! Yleisökysymykset ovat parhaita kun näkee että aihe kiinnostaa. :)
Outi

Outi

Kiitos Olga upeasta soitosta ja mieleenpainuvasta tunnelmasta!
Sonic Poetry Sonic Poetry Kiitos teillekin, oli mukavaa soittaa ja tarinoida teille <3
Sonic Poetry Sonic Poetry Kiitos teillekin, oli mukavaa soittaa ja tarinoida teille <3
Teija

Teija

Hei, kiitän meidän molempien puolesta tämän päivän tarinatuokiosta. Piristi kesäistä sunnuntaita. Terveisin Teija ja Kirsi
Sonic Poetry Sonic Poetry Kiitos, ihanaa kuulla. <3 Jos otitte kuvia niitä voi myös jakaa tänne :)
Marika

Marika

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Kirsi



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