LEMPO 2012
The second LEMPO – festival!

We did it! We managed to grow and find new venues for performers.
Altogether about 2600 people were involved in LEMPO this year. This includes all performers, workers, audiences, workshop and course participants!
We hope, that LEMPO has many good years yet to come, and new audiences will find the event. Welcome to enjoy folk music, dance, courses, jamming sessions and workshops with us!

- Minna Raskinen, Helena Jetsu, Patrik Ikäläinen, Sini Inkeroinen, Heidi Harju, Jari-Jukka Nippala and Pekka Penttilä.



Performers 2012
John Doyle (IRL), Nordic Wedding Music (Swe-Fin), RoToro (EST), Pauli Hanhiniemi ja Hehkumo, Äijä, Rymäkkä feat Suiverot ja K'eiku, Mekkala, Duo Paita ja peppu, Äijäkanteleet, Wanhat kurtut, Mauno Järvelä &co, Lempo- folk musicians with Jarmo Romppanen, Harri Setälä & Drum Circle, Visarallit ja kaverit, Karela, Juha Kuorttinen & Mika Hanninen, Imatran immet, Kouvolan pikkuballerinat ja Lempo-course participants.

Weekend courses 2012
Folk singing; Anita Lehtola-Tollin
Folk dance; Jussi Kaijankangas
Näppäri – young folk fiddles & other instruments; Mauno Järvelä, Aili Järvelä, Pilvi Järvelä
Lempo-musicians; Jarmo Romppanen

Other: Massage treator Mikko Mouhu

Organisers, sponsors, supporters and partners
City of Kouvola, Arts Council of Southeast Finland, Kymenlaakso Cultural Foundation, Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Kymenlaakso Summer University, Kouvola Osuuspankki (bank), Pohjois-Kymi Music Institute, KSS energia, Restaurant Neville, Café deli Ilo, the Orthodox congregation / Father Leo, Restaurant SävelBistro, Fitness centre LadyLine, The Finnish Kantele Association

LEMPO-team 2012 thanks all supporters, performers, workers and audience!


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