Eat a Light Lunch Every Day!

It is good to eat a light lunch every day!

01 Tolkki 2021 © Yelling Rosa

And wash the dishes with joy.

Fairy © Yelling Rosa

And have a rewarding Sunday ❤ ❤ ❤

Wishes YR

PS Enlarge pictures by clicking them.


Loituma is a Finnish quartet whose members combine the Finnish vocal tradition with the sounds of the kantele. Loituma were selected Ensemble of the Year at the 1997 Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.

Loituma has made Ieva’s Polka known worldwide.

Ievan polkka” (Savo Finnish for ”Ieva’s Polka”) is a popular Finnish song with lyrics printed in 1928[1] and written by Eino Kettunen to a traditional Finnish polka tune. The song is sung in very heavy Eastern Savonian dialects spoken in North Karelia. It takes the point of view of a young man, telling about a woman named Ieva (Eva or Eeva in standard Finnish) who sneaks out to where everyone is dancing to a polka, and dances all night. The song is often confused with being a traditional song, but Eino Kettunen is still under copyright.

Musicians around the world have made cover versions of Ieva’s Polka. Here are a couple of them

Old Georgian Men Vibing to Ievan Polkka ft. Bilal Göregen (Club Mix)

Polka Ewy (Loituma cover) in Polish

About the Finnish language and Duolingo

According to an article by Suomen YLE, about 500,000 people live in Finland whose mother tongue is not Finnish or Swedish (1). This remarkable number of foreign speakers is why Duolingo has included the Finnish language in their language options.

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(1) According to www. worldometers in Finland are 5.547.301 people on April 7, 2021.

Tietoja Yelling Rosa

I am retired. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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47 vastausta artikkeliin: Eat a Light Lunch Every Day!

  1. macalder02 sanoo:

    Surprising vocal quartet. A great performance in the combination of their voices. It is pleasant to discover the sounds of indigenous music from other countries. Good your choice My greetings and good Sunday
    Manuel Angel


  2. I enjoyed the polka very much, and I was amazed how the elderly gentleman could still move!!!

    The first time I heard about polka in Finland was when I was watching the movie ”Leningrad cowboys go America”.

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    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you enjoyed the polka.
      Yes, the eldery gentelman ”puts impressively with his leg” (pani koreasti jalalla) as we say in Finnish. It is funny how sayings live their own life. When everything goes well, impressively, the dancer is dancing with one leg.
      Leningrad cowboys made good music and films also.
      Take care

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  3. This happy music always lifts my spirit! Thank you!

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  4. onpointby2 sanoo:

    Nice.just happy to read your article.


  5. Thank you: I shall have a rewarding Sunday. You, too!


  6. Lovely indeed! The blending of the voices, the rhythm and the dynamics were so perfect! Great artists! And a lovely Sunday to you too Yelling! All the best and greetings from Spain!

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  7. ΠιCΘLΣ sanoo:

    I love the artwork. I agree with you, too. Light lunches are best. Hope you’re well? 🤍


  8. magickmermaid sanoo:

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday as well! I love the music and the dancing! 🙂


  9. Mick Canning sanoo:

    Very good advice.

    Liked by 1 henkilö

  10. Love the music! ❤ All three versions are very cheery and uplifting, and I enjoyed them very much! Thanks for posting! Enjoy your week!


  11. We actually have our main meal at lunch, with a light dinner later. enjoyed those polka videos.

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  12. That’s a very energetic polka. It’s hard to sit still while listening to it. 🙂


  13. Gypsy Bev sanoo:

    I come from a Polish family that loves to polka even today in the United States. It is very popular at weddings. In my younger years, I joined in playing the accordion.


    • Yelling Rosa sanoo:

      Thank you for the excellent information on your Polish family. The accordion is also a trendy instrument in Finland and polka and folk music in general.
      Take care 🙂 🙂 🙂


  14. fulvialuna1 sanoo:

    Mi è piaciuto tutto tantissimo!!!!


  15. willedare sanoo:

    It is a big compliment when a song someone has written relatively recently becomes mistaken for a folk song. Thank you for the history of this song and for the video examples. I especially like the club version with dancing men.


  16. The rhythm and the blending of the voices were absolutely perfect


  17. argyris446 sanoo:

    Reblogged this on worldtraveller70.


  18. Ankur Mithal sanoo:

    And a light dinner too? Why not??

    Liked by 1 henkilö

  19. stolzyblog sanoo:

    I like the musical group. They remind me of a group of four Swedish women who toured my part of Canada two witers ago — beautiful harmonies and overtones. But cannot recall their name at the moment! And who cannot love the Georgian folk dancing. 🙂

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