The Nordic Institute on Åland presents folkmusic concert for both old and young, Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej.

Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej - folkmusic for all ages - canceled

Please note updated information:

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We hope to come back with a new opportunity in the future.


Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej are two trolls that now will come to Åland! They present a concert with folk music suitable for both old and young persons. Kindergarden children in the ages of 4-6 years old will together with residents at Trobergshemmet (a residential home in Mariehamn) experience Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej.

The concert contains songs that tell a story about the troll's everyday life in their homeland "Fantásien". The songs are fun, rhythmic and atmospheric and are about friendship and feelings. Together with the Skrubiluttan Å Skrubilej, the audience can also participate in the creation of music by singing and playing on their own instruments.

The Skrubiluttan Å Skubilej consists of Marianne Maans and Désirée Saarela-Portin who are both professional folk musicians. Their instruments are vocals, violin, guitar, mandolin and much more.

Marianne Maans is a folk musician with a master's degree from the Sibelius Academy's folk music department. Finnish-Swedish folk music is her special field and she works in many ways as a musician, with projects as well as an educator. Marianne holds workshops and arranges folk music for smaller ensembles and choirs. Marianne performs solo and in various ensembles including. with the musicians Désirée Saarela-Portin, Sofia Lindroos, Maria Kalaniemi, Marjaana Puurtinen and others.

Désirée Saarela-Portin is a singer-songwriter and educated music educator from the Novia University College with popular singing as the main subject. Désirée studied folk music at the Sibelius Academy folk music department where she completed her master's degree in autumn 2013. Désirée has mainly focused on the Finnish-Swedish folk music and folk singing tradition. Désirée performs both solo and in various ensembles.

Where? Trobergshemmet
When? April 23rd at 13:30

Please note that it is now longer not possible to register interest for this event.

Maximum number of children during the concert is 30 children. If there are more children than that registered, Nipå makes a selection and announces who gets a place to the concert by March 20th.

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