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The inspiriting Old Finn Hall Variety Show, Parts I & II
 

‘The Old Finn Hall’ is captivating and energetic, a great labor of love from the performers and those behind the scenes, to pay tribute to the past and document a living legacy of Finnish Americans.

Lynn Laitala
Finnish American Reporter

 

The Old Finn Hall Variety Show
Parts I & II


Directed by Eric Peltoniemi
Produced by Ralph Tuttila
Master of Ceremonies - Oren Tikkanen

with

Elvi Jokinen

Karina Kiviluoma

Diane Jarvi

Eric Peltoniemi

Oren Tikkanen

Kisarit Folkdancers
Directed by Kathy Jackson

Fiddlers Ed Lauluma and Helmer Töyräs
with Oren Tikkanen, guitar and Toni Tikkanen, vocal

Pikku Kisarit Dancers, with the Minnesotan Pelimannit
Directed by Amy Kuhns, Molly Reko, and Kay Seppala

Kip Peltoniemi
with tango dancers Ralph Tuttila and Joan Gerr

Ameriikan Poijat
Paul Niemistö (director), Russ Pesola, Don Hakala, Denise Pesola,
Eric Peterson, Brian Borovsky, and Bruce Erickson

Minnesotan Pelimannit
Al Reko, accordion and vocals; Dennis Halme, accordion; Cheryl Paschke, fiddle;
Margaret Norling, bass; Oren Tikkanen, guitar; and Ralph Tuttila, mandolin

Koivun Kaiku Kantele Ensemble
Joyce Hakala (director), Alan Norgard, Betsey Norgard, James Roe,
Kay Seppala, Tia Ivonen Smith, Kirsti Taipale, and Ralph Tuttila

Video Production by St. Paul Neighborhood Network.
Recorded before a live audience August 16, 1997.

Made possible by a grant from Finlandia Foundation.

   

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