Värttinä (Finnish language meaning "spindle") is a Finnish folk music band which was started as a project by sisters Sari and Mari Kaasinen in 1983 in the village of Rääkkylä, in Karelia, the southeastern region of Finland. Many transformations have taken place in the band since then. Värttinä shot into fame with the release of their 1991 album Oi Dai. As of 2009, the band consists of three lead female vocalists supported by three acoustic musicians. The vocalists sing in the Karelian dialect of the Finnish language.

Links To Peel

Peel first got hold of their Oi Dai album in the summer of 1991 through Spirit records, who would send regular records to him and play them often on his show on Finland's Radiomafia and other radio stations that Peel presented. After 1991, Peel rarely played Värttinä's subsequent material, but did keep a copy of their Oi Dai album in his Record Collection: V.

Shows Played

Värttinä - mie oon musta

Värttinä - mie oon musta


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