2005 Ikaalinen Festival
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Tuesday - June 28
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IKAALINEN on Saturday 2nd July 2005

...another day full with excellent music from every corner of the City! Thousands of visitors are populating the whole town. Bright sunshine and warm temperatures are crowning this day bound to be another successfull day...for both, the organizers and the visitors, who have their hands free to applause the numberous artists performing for every ones taste.

But we are taking some time to wonder around the lovely city to see the colourful homes of Ikaalinen's inhabitants.


On the right the russian Quartet:
Tango Resurrection

As you can see from the below Festival Program - the whole day accordion artits gave their best - during the Festival Accordion Parade world famous Finnish Accordion Artist Maria Kalaniemi got awarded by Minna Kulmala the Festival Organiser/Director and by Kimmo Mattila the Artisitc Director of the Festival

A Finnish Music/Dance Group in their traditional dresses performing at the Festival

This is the City Hall of Ikaalinen. Right next to this building you can find the office of the Ikaalinen Sata-Hàme Soi Festival

The Festival Organiser Minna Kulmala gets thanked by the City Officials for her excellent work in organising such a big event with musicans coming from all over the world


Aleksander Selivanov from Russia

Maria Kalaniemi from Finland and Pavel Fenyuk from Ukraina

Rade Mijatovic from Serbia.


Once again - thank you Ikaalinen for having us experience a wonderful day in your City - tomorrow we will be back for the final Closing Ceremony, where we will have the pleasure to meet Finlands President Mrs. Tarja Halonen...to which we are very very much looking forward to!

12.00 - 18.00

Saturday's Program was:

Accordion Fair

Accordions, music books, etc.

Venue: Former ”Sale” buildingat the lower corner of the Festival park

Free Admission

12.00 - 18.00

Folk music in the Festival Park

Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen

Free Admission

12.00 - 24.00

Accordion Pub

Meeting place for accordionists and the public.

Venue:The Yellow School next to the Festival Park, Ikaalinen
Free Admission


“Linnan juhlat” - a concert for children

Music by Satu Sopanen and the Tutti orchestra.

Venue: Oma Tupa, Ikaalinen

Children €5
(under 12 years),
adults for free


My loved one from Karelia

A concert with a happy Karelian feel and atmosphere. Artists performing are: Tango Queen Saija Tuupanen, Mika Tarkkonen, Pentti Karjalainen and accordion group from Eno.

Venue: Ikaalinen Hall

€ 15


“Liian Paksu Perhoseksi”

The premiere of the summer theatre production.

Venue: Ikaalinen Spa Open Air Theatre

€ 15


The winners of the Coupe Mondiale competition 2004

Aleksander Selivanov from Russia and Rade Mijatovic from Serbia.

Venue: Oma Tupa, Ikaalinen
€ 10


The Great Accordion Parade

A cavalcade of accordion music including various performers, for example the winner of the Golden Accordion 2004. Hosted by Seppo Hovi.

Venue: Ikaalinen Hall

€ 20



Music by two cantors: Anna-Mari Heikkilä and Leena Tapio.

Venue: Ikaalinen Church
Free Admission

21.00 - 02.00

An evening of accordion music at the Festival Park

The traditional ensemble starts at 9.30 p.m. Traditional dance music and lots of fun.

Venue: Festival Park, Ikaalinen

€10 in advance
€12 from the gate


Jorma Uotinen

Songs about love and other sentimental clichés.

Venue: Oma Tupa, Ikaalinen
€ 20


Accordion Cruise

An hour long romantic cruise with m/s Lempi.

Venue: The Boat Shore

Reservations in advance


Accordion Rock Music

Taisto Lunkka & the Lumipallo orchestra.

Venue: Restaurant Ikahovi, Ikaalinen

from the door


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