Loituma is a young quartet who combine the Finnish vocal tradition with the exquisite sounds of the kantele (Finnish harp). At ease with four-part unaccompanied vocals as well as four-part kantele instrumentals, Loituma was selected Band of the Year at the 1997 Kaustinen Folkmusic Festival.

The original lineup included singers Sanna Kurki-Suonio and Tellu Paulasto, who later left for Sweden to join Hedningarna. Anita Lehtola is now a member of Hedningarna, as well.

Current members:
Sari Kauranen - kanteles, vocals
Anita Lehtola - vocals, 5-string kantele
Timo Väänänen - kanteles, vocals
Hanni-Mari Turunen - vocals, fiddle, 5-string kantele, alto recorder, double bass, Lapin drum


Loituma - Loituma album art Loituma Loituma (Album) Kansanmusiikki-instituutti, Sibelius-Akatemian Kansanmusiikin Osasto Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Loituma - Kuutamolla album art Loituma Kuutamolla (Album) Kansanmusiikki-instituutti Finland 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Loituma - Ieva's Polka album art Loituma Ieva's Polka (Maxi, Single) Polydor Germany 2006 Sell This Version