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09.00 Ikaalinen Day - Theme: Folk Music in Ikaalinen
Venue: Around Ikkalinen
11.00 Folk Song Mass
Venue: Ikaalinen Church
12.30 Coffee served at the Yellow School
In co-operation with Ikaalinen Association and Ikaalinen Town Department
for Culture.

Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen Church, Yellow School
Reviewed Below
Closing Ceremony of the Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival 2007
Performances by both Finnish and foreign artists and the winners of the Accordion competitions in 2007.
Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen

Closing Ceremony of the 2007 Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival
Heikki Eränen - Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival Founder
Festival Directors and Guests
Kimmo Mattila, Sirpa Sippola, Kevin Friedrich, Kaarina Ketola, Matti Aijö, Tero Nissinen (Mayor), Antero Rytkölä, Sari Rytkölä and Minna Kulmala
Large Audience assembled at the Festival Park in the center of Ikaalinen
Helena Pesonen - Ceremomy MC
St. Petersburg Youth Accordion Orchestra
Antero Rytkö
Guest from Bulgaria - Veronika Todorova
Guest from Russia
CIA President Kevin Friedrich and Translator Minna Kulmala
Alexander Poeluev
2002 CIA Coupe Mondiale Champion
Sammi Hopponen - Winner of the Golden Accordion and First Runner Up in the Primus Ikaalinen Competition
Heather Masefield (New Zealand) accepting the Award for Accordions Worldwide on behalf of her brother Harley Jones
Presented in recognition of Accordions Worldwide work in the promotion of the accordion and the Finnish Accordion Activities
Photo by Minna Plihtari - Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival Public Relations Manager
Heather Masefield accepting the Ikaalinen Award on behalf of Accordions Worldwide
Photo by Minna Plihtari - Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival Public Relations Manager
Festival Director Sirpa Sippola presenting awards to those who has contributed behind the scenes to the festival. Recipients included:
Mirja Hanhikangas, Arja and Erkki Keskisaari, Jari Jokiniemi, Maritta Kartaslammi, Lappeenrannan Harmonikkakerho (Reijo Kantanen - President), Levorannan Auto Shop (Aulis Yi
önen - Director), Marja-Leena Mikkola, Tapio Mustajärvi, Ahti Papinsaari, Raimo Pihkoluoma, Anu Sippola and Aino Ojakoski, Leila and Tapani Rajala
Sirpa Sippola making the awards, and right, Kimmo Mattila and the Ikaalinen Accordion Club and Choir performing the White Rose.
Hosts for the NZ Delegation Tuula and Alan Whiteland, Tony Davies and Heather Masefield (New Zealand), guest host Mirja Hanhikangas
Photo by Minna Plihtari - Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival Public Relations Manager
Kimmo Mattila, Sirpa Sippola, Kevin Friedrich, Heikki Eränen -Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival Founder, Tuula Eränen and Terhi Palonen, former festival Director
Kimmo Mattila and Sirpa Sippola dancing to the White Rose
Sirpa Sippola (Festival Director), Kimmo Mattila (Artistic Director) and Minna Plihtari (Public Relations Manager) celebrate the end of a perfect festival!
Sata-Häme Soi Festival 2008

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Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival 2008
June 24 - June 29, 2008



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