Fresh and flashy Finnish folk music!

Polenta, a wholehearted ensemble of three fiddles and one guitar, will knock your socks off with their thrilling and soulful renditions of both original and traditional Finnish tunes. The members of the band, Mikko Malmivaara (guitar), Aino Kinnunen (violin), Olli Sippola (five-string violin, mandolin) and Veera Kuisma (five-string violin), draw inspiration for their own compositions from the rich roots of Nordic traditional music. Polenta’s newest album Karkelo (2024) brings out their voices as composers, whereas their debut album Kaustinen Turbo (2021) consists of newly arranged traditional Finnish melodies. The light-footed live performances of Polenta emit instantaneous energy, radiating the joy of music and togetherness.

Polenta’s innovative arrangements highlight the natural rhythms and lovely melodies of these traditional pieces, and their sound world extends to a grand cinematic feel, complete with angelic harmonies." -Amanda Kauranne/Finnish Music Quarterly https://kansanmusiikki-lehti.fi/

New album Karkelo OUT NOW!

upcoming concerts

Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, Ireland

Roskilde, Denmark

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