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cd cover Kaustinen Purppuripelimannit
Santerin Khavilassa

The pelimanni experience from Kaustinen: fiddles, bass and harmonium (you know, the JPP sound?), performed by some of the old masters from the infamous village in Finland.

Konstan uusi valssi
Konstan nimetön polska

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Otto Hotakainen

Konsta Jylhä (1910-1984) and his band, Kaustisen Purppuripelimannit, became the first idols of the new boom in Finnish folk music and a symbol for the entire movement. Although Konsta Jylhä was an accomplished violinist well acquainted with the tradition of his native central Ostrobothnia, he became particularly known for his original compositions. Jylhä had a knack for writing melodies that places him on a par with the most highly regarded Finnish composers. - Hannu Saha, director of the Folk Music Institute in Kaustinen

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