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The Finnish Jouhikko: Lecture and Live Music

Posted on December 4, 2017 – 8:24 pm

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to join instrument maker Alice Margerum and musicians Matthew Durocher and Clare Zuraw to learn about the traditional Finnish instrument called the jouhikko on Tuesday, December 12, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


After a brief discussion about the history, construction, and uses of the instrument, the group will demonstrate how the instrument is played, and they will perform traditional Finnish tunes. The presentation features instruments built in Finland as well as in the Copper Country.


Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

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