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Myllärit (The Millers) are a dynamic brisk vocal and instrumental folk band from Russian Karelia.

The group came together in 1992, an outgrowth of the pairing of accordionist Zobnev -described as “a world-class accordionist” in Russian Life’s series titled “100 Young Russians to Watch.”- with Alexander Bykadorov, who had traveled Europe together playing Karelian and Russian folk music in the streets.

The unique sound of Myllärit combines traditional music and poetry of Karelia, the White Sea, Olonets and Ladoga regions, and also Russian songs of the Trans-Onega region, with elements of rock, jazz and world music. Thus, fitting them to suit their more modern style. Besides, the group performs songs of the Ingria ( St.-Petersburg region ) in the local Ingric dialect of the Finnish language.

“Karelia represents a rich mixture of so many different cultures,” said Zobnev. “Our rather severe climatic conditions help to hone this musical style. It is the music of the Russian pomors (White Sea coast natives) and Finnish and Karelian songs. It all mixes together and provides food for Myllärit.”

Myllärit achieve their main impact on stage with great talent and humour. They are outstanding live performers.Their discography includes six albums.


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  • trueNiGEL

    Хороши ребята. Their folk rocks!

    9 Sep 3:13pm Reply
  • Ranunculus

    Käytiinpä kerran Tuutarissa, siel' paistettiin emäkissa, eta pravda, eta pravda, eta pravda sopila! Ж)

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Wurzeltomte

    So happy that I discoverd their msuic! : )

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Ap0st1e

    R.I.P. Aleksandr "Deda" Bukadorov.            GL guys!

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • AwesomeChaos

    Myllarit played my high school in the US when I was there, I think in 2000. Still one of the best bands I ever saw live, of any genre. They might have just been playing a high school auditorium for like 300 kids but they put it all on the line. Got to talk them for a bit and bought a CD too. Still have it, even. Awesome stuff.

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • enriquetabique

    Hi, I recommend that you check out the An Danzza band (quality neo-folk/medieval/celtic) If you liked An Danzza's music, please add the band to your library. Please also note that the the band's music is available for free download. Thank you

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • riwnodennyk

    Long live Karelia!

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • stonedhamlet

    Дед, я все же выучи Гамлета, хотя теб и плевать)))

    3 Mar 2008 Reply

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