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Corona update

The Finnish government decided to end the state of emergency yesterday, due to the declining number of Covid-19 infections. Let’s hope that those numbers will decline to zero. And let’s hope that all the different vaccines will work.

Yep, here we go…

The Finnish government is planning to introduce some movent restrictions to the worst hit cities/towns… I hope they work and the amount of new infections will go down.

Winter solstice 2020

So, today is the winter solstice of this year… Great. After today, days will get longer and longer around here (Finland)…

Listening to some cheerful Christmas music

I just listened to some cheerful Christmas music – an old French song “Les cloches de Hameau”, here performed by Celine Dion: https://open.spotify.com/track/0FnDpz9Wo8xawwu5DrzCI4?si=vZiIl3ESShuuureVHEfSOA Cheerful music is good for this Christmas – it’s really dark here in these latitudes (Finland), and unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging… Anyway, merry Christmas to everybody. Stay safe, stay

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Independence Day

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää, Suomi! Happy Independence Day, Finland! ????????????

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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