Konevitsan kirkonkellot / The Church Bells of Konevitsa

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Konevitsan kirkonkellot played by the Finnish musical group Piirpauke on their 1975 album Piirpauke

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This is a piece of anti-coronavirus music. It's a Karelian folk melody imitating the sound of the church bells of Konevitsa, an Orthodox Monastery on the Konevitsa Island in the western part of Lake Ladoga. Take your time (exactly 5 minutes and 11 seconds), close your eyes, enjoy the magical guitar sound of Hasse Walli and let this beautiful haunting melody take your mind and soul light years away from all the coronavirus austerity and horrors.


Contributed by Juha Rämö - 2020/4/29 - 14:32

Here's a more traditional Kantele version of the melody by Matti Kontio, Martti Pokela and Eeva-Leena Sariola:

Juha Rämö - 2020/4/29 - 14:33

Here's another amazing version of the Church Bells of Konevitsa, a live performance that works exactly the same way as the one above. And again, the guitar sound of Marzi Nyman is magical, just like that of Hasse Walli. Towards the end of the video clip, Marzi Nyman plays kantele with his right hand and guitar with his left hand strongly opposing the common view that men can't do two things simultaneously.


Konevitsan kirkonkellot - Marzi Nyman 2020

TV-ohjelmassa ’elämäni biisi’ esitetty Piirpauke -yhtyeen kappale Konevitsan kirkonkellot.

Juha Rämö - 2021/11/15 - 15:17

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