Finn Hall

Finn Hall, also known as "the Minnesota Pelimannit" in the Twin Cities Finnish community, evolved into the present group about seven years ago. Prior to that time there were occasions when two or more of these individuals would play together for audiences at events or would accompany the Twin Cities Finnish folkdance group "Kisarit" at their performances. They all share a passion for Finnish folk music, especially the dance music of both traditional folk and couples social dance.

Finn Hall performs traditional Finnish and Finnish American folk music. The diversity of their music is especially appealing to dancers....from the high energy driving rhythms of Finnish polkkas, humppas and jenkkas to the often minor-keyed emotive walzes and tangos. Instruments employed are piano accordions, violin, mandolin and bass. Vocals are sung in the Finnish language. They have been featured on the "Old Finn Hall 97" video and are on several tracks of the CD " A Finnish American Christmas" 1998 produced by Koivun Kaiku ( another local Finnish folk music ensemble)

Finn Hall is: Ralph Tuttila - mandolin, Al Reko- piano accordion, vocals, Dennis Halme - piano accordion, Cheryl Paschke - violin, Margaret Norling - double bass, and Elina Rupert - vocals

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