Finnish music has burgeoned in the 1980s and 90s, with names like Värttinä and JPP becoming well known on the World Music scene. Finland's musicians combine tradition with bold experimentation, from the intoxicating vocals of Värttinä to the electrifying accordian of Kimmo Pohjonen.
Fiona Talkington, presenter of Radio 3's Late Junction, claims to have been bewitched by an ancient Finnish spell. She is a regular visitor to the Kaustinen midsummer festival.
Listen to the whole programme (16'35) or click on any of the tracks to the left.
Wicklow Full frontal Finnish electricity from the country's 'number one band'.