Richard Koski, Michael Ludgate & Katrina Mackey

Richard Koski
Michael Ludgate & Katrina Mackey

Master Artist: Richard Koski

Apprentice(s): Michael Ludgate & Katrina Mackey

County: Tompkins

Artistic Area: Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Title: Finnish-American Dance Music

Project Summary: Richard Koski will teach Michael Ludgate and Katrina Mackey Finnish-American dance tunes he has learned over his 50 years performing this music. His repertoire comes from a variety of sources: his father, performing nationally and internationally, through his own research into Finnish-American music, and his own compositions in Finnish styles. Many of these tunes — waltzes, schottisches, polkas, and mazurkas — have been played in the Finnish community in the Finger Lakes since 1910.

Websites: toivo.honkingduck.com and canaaninstitute.org/metkumusic