Snellman Hall 9 a.m.
For swedish speaking primary schools in Kokkola
Lars Karlsson accordion
Öivind Farmen accordion/bajan
The Swedish one-row accordion virtuoso Lars Karlsson was chosen ”Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden and as a soloist won the Nordic Championship. Øivind Farmen from Trondheim is an accordion master who performs Norwegian folk music as well as music from the present era. He is considered one of Norway’s best accordionists.
Bayan Tonic combines lyrics with folk, tango, world music and classical styles. This duo has toured the world, performing in, among others, the USA, Austria, England and Iceland, and has earned acclaim with its unique mix of two different accordions, which together produce a rarely experienced sound.
In 2011 the duo performed for a live DVD and in 2014 released a single.