Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Portage Library to host music events July 16, 17

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host two music events this week.

FinnFolk to perform July 16

Some of the best players of traditional Finnish Music will be performing at the Portage Lake District Library from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, on the dock outside the library.

FinnFolk hails from Farmington Hills in lower Michigan and features Roger Hewlett, Don Reinholm and Carol Reinholm on accordion, Steve Niemi on guitar, Ron Karvonen on mandolin, and Kristen Kreiner on flute. Their music includes Finnish, Slovenian, and other folk tunes.

"Music on the Menu": Trio Tumpelot -- July 17

On Friday, July 17, the Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring a lunch and enjoy "Music on the Menu," an outdoor series of events held on the dock outside the library.

Trio Tumpelot will perform from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday. The trio consists of Pasi Lautala playing a 5-row accordion, Anna Gawboy playing a concertina, and Meghan Pachmayer performing on a stand-up base. The group plays a mixture of old and newer folk and dance hall tunes that are mainly from Finland, but their music also includes tunes from Ukraine, France, and other countries.

Everyone is invited to eat, relax, and enjoy the lunch hour while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the community room.

Library programs are free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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