Explore Finnish folk music with Kardemimmit in a special lives concert on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm CT. The concert will be livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube and will be streamed for limited in-person viewing at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.

RSVP for in-person viewing (limited to 25) by completing the form below or calling 218-385-3339. Please note, COVID safety guidelines will be observed (masks, distancing, etc.). Refreshments, including fresh Pulla, will be available.

OR, use these links to join the livestream from wherever you are (two options — choose one):

AND….these links will remain viewable anytime AFTER the livestream too!

Make this experience even more authentic with Pulla (Traditional Finnish Cardamom Bread) to enjoy during the concert! Limited fresh or frozen loaves available for purchase for just $5. Made right here in New York Mills by the multi-talented Amy Tervola Hultberg of Kahvila HEI! Please call 218-385-3339 to reserve your Pulla, or stop by the Cultural Center between 6-7pm on Tuesday, March 16 to purchase (limited quantities available).


Kardemimmit are four strong, young women who play a rare gem: the Finnish national instrument kantele, an ancient stringed instrument with a silvery sound. While playing 15- and 38-string kanteles, Kardemimmit sing mesmerizing harmonies in original compositions that blend a modern approach with a deep foundation in Finnish, Eastern European, and Scandinavian traditions.

This special live concert is being held in celebration of St. Urho’s Day and to kick off Kardemimmit’s weeklong digital residency (rescheduled from 2020) with the Cultural Center in New York Mills, where they will hold workshops with schools and virtual events with community members. Learn more about the Coffee Hour event happening Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Since 2017, Arts Midwest Folkefest has brought musicians from Finland and Sweden to communities in the Midwest. This year, when we can’t be with you in person, we’re still bringing music and culture from around the world to your screens – in our partner community of New York Mills, Minnesota, and beyond.

View our Facebook event for concert link >


To join us at the Cultural Center for a limited (25 max), in-person viewing of the live-streamed concert, please fill out the form below:


    Arts Midwest Folkefest is produced by Arts Midwest with generous support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and in partnership with Minnesota State Arts Board. This digital residency is also supported by the American Scandinavian Foundation.

    For more information on Folkefest, including supplementary educational materials and activity guides, visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/folkefest/online