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MI: Festival Ruska – Beethoven and Banjos

October 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country, much like in Finland, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska,’ when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland and it’s a popular time for folks to get out and enjoy nature. At Festival Ruska, Finlandia University is celebrating the arrival of the Copper Country’s ruska with a variety of cultural activities and Finnish American Folk School workshops.

On this date, favorite folk musicians from the U.P., elsewhere in the U.S., Norway and Sweden perform a “Beethoven and Banjos” concert; click below for details.

Events are happening on dates in September and October; click here to find info on:
Sept. 5: Steve ‘n’ Seagulls concert
Sept. 21-22: Birch bark basket workshop
Oct. 6: Nordic folk music workshop
October: 4-week class in Finnish-style boat making



October 6, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finnish American Heritage Center


Finnish American Heritage Center
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