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10:00 Accordion Fair
The fair is open 10.00 - 18.00.
Venue: Kyrösvaate Building (near the park)
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
13.00 Loiskis Orchestra and Dodo the Clown
A Professional children’s music orchestra and a clown performing in a show full of comic, mimic, juggling and magic.
Venue: Oma Tupa - Tickets: 6 € / person
Reviewed Below
Old Accordions’ Tales
Legendary Accordion Makes.
Venue: Accordion Museum, Ikaalinen - Tickets: Adult 10 € / Pensioner&Student 8 € / Child 5 €
Reviewed Below
Alexander Poeluev
Winner of Coupe Mondiale in 2002. Program: Bach - Scarlatti - Mandelssohn - Tsaikovski - Semionov -
Venue: Oma Tupa - Tickets: Adult 12 € / Pensioner & Student 10 € / Child 6 €
Reviewed Below
The Great Accordion Parade 2007
A cavalcade of accordion music including Finnish and international performers, for example the winners of the Golden and Silver Accordion as well as Primus Ikaalinen 2007, Alexander Shirunov, Netta Skog, Anne-Mari
Kanniainen, Trio Halogeeni, St Peterburg’s Youth Accordion Orchestra, Valentin Osipov. Host: Seppo Hovi.
Venue: Ikaalinen Hall - Tickets: Adult 25 € / Pensioner & Student 20 € / Child 12 €
20.00 A Celebration of the Finnish Accordion
Dance music and fun in the park. Traditional play-along by park visitors with accordions. Matti Lepänhaara and Seppo Soittila with their verbal and musical show! Jämijärven Pelimannit group. Petri Hervanto and Tiina Räsänen with their orchestra.
Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen - Tickets: Festival Park 8 € / Family Ticket 20 €
20.00 Your Name
Spiritual songs and hymns from Finland, Israel, Spain, Sweden…
Song: Tuija Tiitta-Ylipää.
In co-operation with Ikaalinen Congregation.
Venue: Ikaalinen Church - Tickets: Programme 10 €
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 Jorma Uotinen - Sentimental Secrets
Songs about love, desire, beauty and life’s illusion.
Arrangement and group director: Petri Ikkelä.
Venue: Oma Tupa
Tickets: Adult 20 € / Pensioner & Student 15 € / Child 10 €

Old Accordion's Tales
The Accordion Museum was filled to capacity for the historical concert featuring instruments from the Ikaalinen Accordion Museum. Kimmo Mattila, Seppo Lankinen and Anne-Mari Kanniainen demonstrated many of the beautiful antique accordions housed among the 100 instruments on display. In addition to playing traditional Finnish Folk Music from the period of the instruments, short histories were given on the significance of the various instruments, many of which were made in Finland.
Seppo Lankinen, Anne-Mari Kanniainen and Kimmo Mattila
Seppo Lankinen and Anne-Mari Kanniainen
Kimmo Mattila demonstrating some of the instruments housed at the Museum
Some of the beautiful instruments, figurines and pictures housed in the Museum
Alexander Poeluev

Winner of the 2002 Coupe Mondiale, Russian accordionist Alexander Poeluev performed an outstanding concert in Oma Tupa as an International guest artist of the festival. A jury member of the Primus Ikaalinen, 26 year old Poeluev now makes his home in Rostov, where he performs and teaches. He studied with Viatcheslav Semionov at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow and has appear in concert in many countries around the word including the United States, New Zealand, Australia and all around Europe.

Performing both transcriptions and original works by his teacher Mr. Semionov, Alexander demonstrated his world class artistry and techincal ability during his concert.

His program was as follows:

  • Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue - J. S. Bach
  • Sonata in E Major - D Scarlatti
  • Holberg Suite by E. Grieg
    Prelude, Air and Rigaudon
  • Lokakuu Vuodenajat-sarjasta by P. Tchaikovski
  • from the Nutcracker Suite Overture and March by P. Tchaikovski
  • Rondo - Capriccioso by F. Mendelssohn
  • Guilder Rose by V. Semionov
  • Winter Pictures by V. Semionov
    Northern Round Dance, Winter Landscape and Deers
  • Don Rhapsody by V. Semionov

The audience was treated to two encores after the concert, including works by Vlasov and another by Semionov.

Alexander Poeluev in Concert
The Great Accordion Gala
The final big accordion concert of the Festival took place at the Ikaalinen Hall before a full house. The concert highlighted many of the guest artists from the Festival including Alexander Shirunov, Anne-Mari Kanniainen, Trio Halogeeni, the St. Petersburg Youth Accordion Orchestra, Valentin Osipov, Netta Skog and more. The concert was hosted by Seppo Hovi.
The Baltic Accordion Quintet
Sammi Hopponen (Finland)
Alexander Shirunov (Russia)
Netta Skog (2006 Golden Accordion Champion)
Juha Virtanen from the Trio Halogeeni
Mikko Suihkola (Silver Accordion Champion 2007)
Anne-Mari Kanniainen
Valentin Osipov (Russia)
Valentin Osipov (Russia) with the St. Petersburg Youth Accordion Orchestra
St. Petersburg Youth Accordion Orchestra
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