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10:00 Accordion Fair
The fair is open 10.00 - 18.00.
Venue: Kyrösvaate Building (near the park)
12.00 Viljo Vesterinen – the King of Accordion
”Studia Generalia” Lecture. The life and music of Viljo Vesterinen, whose 100th birth anniversary it was this year. Speaker: Marko Tikka Ph.D., Tampere University. (To finish at 13.30)
Venue: Oma Tupa
12.00 Music in the Park
Various groups. (Until 18.00)
Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen
13.00 Accordion Pub
Accordion groups and solo entertainers, Host: Jukka Laihiala, dance music by various Finnish Accordion Clubs from 20.00 until midnight.
Venue: Yellow School
17.00 Primus Ikaalinen 2007 Dress Rehearsal
Final Rehearsal - III Primus Ikaalinen competitors prepare for the evening’s competition.
Venue: Ikaalinen Hall - Tickets: Adult 20 € / Pensioner&Student 15 € / Child 10 €
20.00 Seminola Orchestra and Ikaalinen Accordionists
Dancing to the 30’s sounds with the Seminola Orchestra. Ikaalinen Accordionists play with their Folk Accordion music style.
Venue: Kovelahden Nousula - Tickets: Adult 12 € / Pensioner&Student 10 € / Child 6 €
20.00 Primus Ikaalinen 2007 Final
International Accordion Competition. Eight participants selected from eight different countries and three
continents! Chairman of the Jury: Renzo Ruggieri (Italy) Hosts: Silja Sillanpää and Kimmo Mattila. Live TV Broadcast.
Venue: Ikaalinen Hall - Tickets: Adult 30 € / Pensioner&Student 25 € / Child 15 €
21.00 “Tulipelit”
Performers: Antti Tuisku, Pauli Hanhiniemi & Hehkumo
Venue: Festival Park - Tickets: Festival Park 10 € / Park Pass Fri-Sat15 € / Family Ticket 25 €
21:30 Accordion Cruise
An hour onboard M/S Lempi on the Lake Kyrösjärvi. Enjoy a light snack with bubbly while listening to good music. Advance booking!
Venue: Departure from the boat harbour - Tickets: 30 €
22.00 ZUM - Gypsy Tango Inferno
A superb international group performs for the first time in Finland.
Argentinean tango and Balkan rhythms.
Venue: Oma Tupa - Tickets: Adult 15 € / Pensioner&Student 12 € / Child 8 €
Festival Sign

Meeting of the Jury Members
Renzo Ruggiero, Minna Kulmala, Alexander Poeluev, Kevin Friedrich, Friedrich Deschamps, Klaus Järvinen,
Kimmo Mattila and Krista Antila (interpreter for Chairperson of the Jury) not pictured: Mika Väyrynen
Rehearsals for Primus Ikaalinen
The eight candidates spent the day preparing for the III Primus Ikaalinen Competition. The day involved sound checks, rehearsals with the backing band, a live Dress Rehearsal sold as a concert and the grand finale being the live two hour TV Show broadcast on national TV.

The eight contestants in this years Primus Ikaalinen are pictured during their preliminary sound check.
Grayson Masefield (New Zealand)
Amaia Iraola (Spain)
Bojan Volcevski (Macedonia)
Sammi Hopponen (Finland)
Pietro Adrangna (Italy) (he ended his show by playing his accordion upside down)
Wang Yi (China)
Julien 'Speedy' Gonzales (France)
Veronika Todorova (Bulgaria)
All the contestants preparing for the Finnish Medley Potpurri
Jury and Contestants being madeup before the TV Show
Television Monitors to keep show the finalists in the Dress Rehearsal. Spots for the final two rounds were made by draw.
Right, wokers prepare the Ikaalinen Hall for the TV Show.
After the Show Alexander Shirunov (2005 2nd Place Winner), Grayson Masefield and Julien 'Speedy' Gonzales.
Right members of the French delegation and Alexander Shirunov with their Ikaalinen host.
In and Around Ikaalinen
City of Ikaalinen
The Lake beckons... just waiting for a sunny day
Official Sata-Häme Soi Festival Website




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