Archive for Harriet Jossfolk-Furu

Sat 15.2. Rosso’s Winter Karaoke and Sauna time








Rosso Corner
Karaoke: 5-9 p.m
Sauna: 5-11 p.m.
Isokatu 4 

Culture and business day. Lively singers of all ages are invited to perform their Karaoke favorites.

Musical performances

Free admission

Sat. 15.2 The Grand Performance Concert: Kokkola turns 400







Snellman Hall, two performances at 3 and 7 p.m.
Vingenkatu 18

Guardia Nueva
Directed by Raimo Vertainen
Soloists: Virva Puumala, Matti Korkiala, Maria Autio ja Jiri Tammilehto

In honor of Kokkola, the famed Guardia Nueva orchestra performs with four soloists. At this grand performance, enjoy tangos, evergreens and even some music penned by local composers. In all, expect a concert of beloved and unforgettable sounds.

Tickets at 3 p.m.

Tickets at 7 p.m.

30 € / S-membership discount 27 €

Sat. 15.2. Milonga night: Tango Coloriage







Sokos Hotel Kaarle, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Kauppatori 4

Antti Heerman: violin
Henrik Sandås: bandoneon
Petri Mäkiharju: contra bass

Tango Coloriage plays danceable tango, drums and Milonga from, among others, the Golden Age and the repertoire of Anibal Troilo and Osvaldo Pugliesen. The group has also earned acclaim for its performances of tango classics by Unto Mononen, Toivo Kärki and Kullervo Linna. The melancholic bandoneon, lyrical violin and pulsating double bass tells magical stories of a forgotten era, from last-century harbor neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, to the atmospheric dance halls in 1950s Finland.

A night of Argentinian Tango

Come and hear and experience the hot pulse and latin glow of the tango.

Dance to the music as you yourself indulge in the rhythmic passion of Buenos Aires.

Free admission

Sun. 16.2. Kokkola 400-race








Actilife Kallentori, 3 and 5 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 15

Gather four people on a team and burn off 400 calories. The fastest team wins. Have a laid-back attitude and have fun but do some real exercise! And you’ll hear music as you race. Unique, right? The host of the Karleby 400 race is Hannu Ilmolahti.

Free admission

Sun. 16.2. Dance, ski and accordion afternoon

Rastimaja 12-3 p.m.
Ahvenpolku 8

Skiing and dancing both benefit from a good beat. Come and enjoy them , and the warm glow of Rastimaja’s fireplace, at Winter Accordion’s beloved closing event. Kokkola’s own Accordion Club, Kokkolan Harmonikkaklubi, will take care of the music.

Warm juice serving

Free admission

Kokkolan Talviharmonikka-festivaalille EFFE-laatuleima

Aivan huikea Kokkolan Talviharmonikka

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Kallentorin markkinat la 16.2

Ystävänpäiväilta Kruununvuodintalolla 14.2.2019

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Bussresa från södra Österbotten

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Photo exhibition: Kokkola Winter Accordion 20 years

Anne Yrjänä has been capturing the festival on film since 2009. From her archive of roughly 24,000 photos, she has selected her favorites to be featured in a virtual photo exhibit.

View all photos

Photos from 2018

Sun 17.2 Annual Accordion ski and dance

Rastimaja 12-3 p.m.
Ahvenpolku/Abborstigen 8

Dancing and skiing are better to the smooth tones of the accordion. The flames of Rastimaja’s open fire will create an inviting atmosphere at Winter Accordion’s beloved closing event. Event presented by Kokkolan Harmonikkaklubi.

Ski waxing and maintenance available.

Warm juice serving

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Kallentori sings, dances and plays

Kallentori 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 15










Concertphotos from Friday and Saturday 2019 

This much-loved public gathering offers a wide-ranging selection of Finnish favorites, and will feature Torikööri, the Kokkolanseudun Accordion Family, Duo Janne & Pekka and the accordion trio Aurore from Jyväskylä. Expect a song- and music-filled gathering where dancing is more than welcome. Master of Ceremonies Seppo Lankinen will share anecdotes and of course play a song or two.

Welcome all!

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Rosso Winter Karaoke

Rosso’s Corner 3-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4 

 Business and culture day. Lively singers of every age are warmly welcomed to sing their favorite Karaoke songs.

Musical performances


Sat 16.2 Sauna Time

Rosso Corner 6-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4

 Sauna, music, karaoke and fresh water in the hot tub – yes, this is the scene at this downtown Kokkola event, where we warmly welcome you to enjoy a sauna. Guests are welcome to enjoy two wooden saunas and a basin, all at Rosso’s corner. Separate tent dressing rooms will be available for both men and women. As dusk falls over Kokkola, the city lights will start to shine and the sauna’s roar will be heard on the city streets. Come and join us!

Teemu Haapaniemi and Seppo Lankinen sing and play and make sure that the sauna is warm.

Free admission

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  • Yhteistyökumppanit

    Actilife, AlfaTV, Centria, City-Kokkola, FinnFami, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, K.H. Renlundin museo, Kokkolan Jymy, Kokkolan Latu, Kulkurirunot, Lipputoimisto, Mediakeskus LIME, Pietarsaaren kaupunki, Pränttärit, Suomen harmonikkaliitto, Visit Kokkola, YLE, YTN
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    Asunto Björndahl, Oy Autoliike Nystedt Bilaffär Oy, Canorama, Dahl Linjetrafik Ab, Drake Arts Center, Firma FootPrint Harriet Jossfolk-Furu, Grano Oy, Halpa-Halli, Harmonikkamyynti Dynamis, Hotel Kokkola, Hotelli Nukkumatti, Ab HUR Oy, Huusholli keittiöt, Keliber, Keski-Pohjanmaan kulttuurirahasto, KIP Service Oy, Kokko-Dent, Kokkolan LVIS-palvelu Oy, Kokkolan Matkatoimisto Oy, Kokkolan Satama, Konstsamfundet, Kukkakauppa Mari Havia, Kuljetusliike Lindgren Oy, Modus Musiikki, Musiikkiliike Kokkolan Laitevälitys Oy, Näkömestari Oy, Power Kokkola, Rani-Plast, Rauanheimo, Rosso, Sokos Hotel Kaarle, Stiftelsen Kulturfonden för Gamlakarlebynejden r.f., Svenska Kulturfonden.
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