Sata-HŠme Accordion Festival

Sata-HŠme Accordion Festival

Early July
Every summer, the Finnish town of Ikaalinen draws accordion players from all over Europe and as far away as South America to the Sata-Häme Accordion Festival. During festival week, they perform in the Finnish Folk Musician Championships and the finals of the Gold and Silver Accordion competitions. For some 30 years, festival goers have also enjoyed the free outdoor concerts held on Lake Kyrösjärvi, in the parks of Wanha Kauppala, and around the town. Accordion lessons and workshops are also offered.
CONTACTS:
Sata-Hame Accordion Festival
PL 33 Valtakatu 7
Ikaalinen, 39501 Finland
358-3-4400-224; fax: 358-3-4501-264
en.satahamesoi.fi/index
SOURCES:
WildPlanet-1995, p. 26