(c) Maarit Kytöharju
  • country:Finland
  • region:Nordic
  • style(s):Instrumental, Global Beats
  • label:Rockadillo Production Oy
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, electronic, percussion, jazz combo, guitar
  • artist posted by:Art Prevolution

Line up

  • Eerik Siikasaari (bass)
  • Ismaila Sané  (percussion, vocals)
  • Petri Kautto (guitar)
  • Rami Eskelinen (drums)
  • Sakari Kukko (winds, piano, keyboards, vocals)


The world wide known legendary world music ensemble Piirpauke was found in the Autumn 1974 by saxophonist Sakari Kukko. It has released twenty studio albums, the latest called Juju (Rockadillo 2017). The previous album Koli (Rockadillo 2010) peaked number 1 on WMCE list in October 2010. Piirpauke has an ability to translate the music from such a composers as Jean Sibelius, Erik Satie, Toivo Kuula, Jean-Philippe Rameau and many other to colorful and abundant sound scape without forgetting the iconic tune Konevitsan kirkonkellot (Church Bells of Konevitsa) which launched the band for the big audience. This Karelian song is named after the Konevsky Monastery in the Konevets island of Lake Ladoga. Piirpauke uses elements from folk, jazz and progressive rock as a driving force with the extraordinary way. This musical richness has become also a trademark for the band.