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School stuff

My second semester started in the beginning of September (I study church music in the Sibelius Academy in their Kuopio campus) and so far we’ve been able to have our lessons on site… let’s see how long we’ll be able to do that…

COVID-19 in Finland

The Finnish government decided to end the state of emergency, although many restrictions and recommendations are still in place. For now the COVID-19 situation seems to be under control here – let’s pray that the cases in Finland drop to zero and that we can manage the possible second wave better…

Some peaceful music for these times

A while ago I released a little peaceful piano track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ngfOsahj64qEDC4mwCtGf?si=t1IGAIw7SM6J2MOe8lz0Gw … I hope you enjoy it! I hope it also gives you comfort during these uncertain times… my country, Finland, is also affected by the COVID-19 outbreak… (although not as much as eg China, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA – our government

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Finnish parliamentary elections

So yesterday Finns voted for the new parliament… Because of unfortunate coincidences I missed my chance to cast my vote, but I’ll follow the politics of my country by other means… Let’s see what happens during the next four years in our parliament ???? …

A summer of organ music

This summer is going to be CRAZY for local pipe organ freaks here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The Marcussen organ of the local main Lutheran church has it’s 150th anniversary this year (it’s the oldesr Marcussen organ in Finland!) and many prominent organists are coming here to perform on it throughout the year… Kalevi Kiviniemi, one

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Some pretty serious stuff…

Just read from today’s news that 3 people have been killed in a pizzeria today in the town of Laukaa, Central Finland… My deepest condolences for the families and relatives of those who died. Just wondering what’s going on in this country? It’s not that long ago when a similar attack happened in the town

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On suuri sun rantas autius

Here’s one of the most beautiful Finnish folk songs ever on Spotify, performed by Rajaton and Lenni-Kalle Taipale:

Salla, Lapland

Last week I was in Sallatunturi, Lapland… It was nice! I actually did cross-country skiing there for the first time in 15 years I’m so happy that I did it. At first it was a bit difficult of course, but eventually I started to somehow remember how to do it   Oh, and I also

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A poetic cow

Haha, I just found this so crazy that I had to follow it on Twitter: www.runolehma.fi A cow in Finland that makes poetry. In Finnish. Oh my. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

With this wintery video here, set to my song “Dream”, I’d wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Cheers! Mikey A

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