Online sources of Kalevalaic poetry

Runolaulu, Regilaul, Kalevalaic / Finnic oral poetry
in English & online

(8.4.2020, a quick draft, please add!)

 

Runolaulu group in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145597579462295/

Some popular articles and sources:

Popular article on runolaulu by Heikki Laitinen https://fmq.fi/articles/rune-singing-the-musical-vernacular

Popular article on Kalevala by Irma-Riitta Järvinen https://kalevalaseura.fi/en/about-kalevala/

Runolaulu as intangible heritage: https://wiki.aineetonkulttuuriperinto.fi/wiki/Runosong

Seto leelo as intangible heritage: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/seto-leelo-seto-polyphonic-singing-tradition-00173?fbclid=IwAR1bcRozrhzMPWNFwltmy0jKCVNpoytfNYQ_8dN8G1UN19OFLb8WcGiC-3k

Jukka Saarinen on SKVR-corpus http://www.folklorefellows.fi/kalevalaic-poetry-as-a-digital-corpus/

Original sources

Karelian, Ingrian and Finnish poems: www.skvr.fi

Estonian poems: www.folklore.ee/regilaul/andmebaas

Simple musical notations of Karelian, Ingrian and Finnish melodies (Runosävelmät I & II; also other genres): http://esavelmat.jyu.fi/tarkennettuhaku.php?uil=en

Sound recordings:

Kalevala Heritage. CD. Ondine. Also on Spotify.

Estonian songs: http://www.folklore.ee/pubte/eraamat/rahvamuusika/ee/index

Votic and Izhorian songs: http://www.folklore.ee/pubte/eraamat/vadjaisuri/en/index

Seto songs:
http://laul.setomaa.ee/meedia/meediafailide_loetelu

Three Karelian songs:

http://www.karjalansivistysseura.fi/kulttuuri/runolaulu/luojan-virsi/
http://www.karjalansivistysseura.fi/kulttuuri/runolaulu/ois-pidan-olla-syndymatta/
http://www.karjalansivistysseura.fi/kulttuuri/runolaulu/kokko-lensi-koilta-ilmoin/

Interesting journals:

Folklore (Electronic journal of Folklore) https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/ksisu.htm#rec

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics https://www.jef.ee

Oral Tradition https://journal.oraltradition.org

Some scientific articles online:

Ahola, Joonas. “Kalevalaic heroic epic and the Viking Age in Finland.” Fibula, Fabula, Fact (2014): 361–386. https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.18

Arukask Madis 2009. On the Inter-Genre Transitions of Lametns and Kalevala-metric Songs in the Balto-Finnic Cultural Space – Traditiones. 38, 1 (Oct. 2009), 99–116. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2009380107

DuBois, Thomas A. 1996: The Kalevala Received: From Printed Text to Oral Performance. Oral Tradition, 11/2, 270–300. http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/11ii/dubois

Frog, Mr. “The Finnic Tetrameter–A Creolization of Poetic Form?.” Studia Metrica et Poetica 6.1 (2019): 20-78. https://doi.org/10.12697/smp.2019.6.1.02

Haapoja-Mäkelä , Heidi , Stepanova , Eila & Tarkka , Lotte 2018, The Kalevala’s Languages: Receptions, Myths, and Ideologies. Journal of Finnish studies, vol. 21 , no. 1 & 2 , pp. 15-45. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301432

Harvilahti, Lauri 1992: The Production of Finnish Epic Poetry – Fixed Wholes or Creative Compositions? Oral Tradition, 7(1), 87–101. http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/7i/harvilahti 1.9.2018

Kalkun, Andreas & Oras, Janika 2014: Seto Singing Tradition in Siberia: Songs and “Non-Songs”. Electronic Journal of Foklore 57, 149–186. http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol58/kalkun_oras.pdf

Kalkun, Andreas, and Janika Oras. ““Stalin is a wise man, Lenin was a little bird.” On Creating Soviet Folklore in the Seto Region during the Stalin Era.” Res Musica 10: 41–62. https://resmusica.ee/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/rm10_2018_41-62_Kalkun_Oras.pdf

Kalkun, Andreas. “A Woman Voice in an Epic: Tracing Gendered Motifs in Anne Vabarna’s Peko.” Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 2.2 (2008): 25-46. https://www.jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/28

Kalkun, Andreas. “Introducing Setos on Stage: On the Early Performances of Seto Singing Culture.” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 68 (2017): 7-42. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol68/kalkun.pdf

Kallio, Kati & Frog with Sarv, Mari 2017: What to Call the Poetic Form: Kalevala-Meter or Kalevalaic Verse, regivärss, Runosong, the Finnic Tetrameter, Finnic Alliterative Verse, or Something Else? – RMN Newsletter 12–13: 94–117. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305420

Kallio, Kati 2010: Interperformative Relationships in Ingrian Oral Poetry. – Oral Tradition 25(2), s. 391–427. http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/25ii/kallio

Kallio, Kati 2015a: Multimodal Register and Performance Arena in Ingrian Oral Poetry – Registers of Communication, toim. Asif Agha & Frog, Finnish Literature Society, s. 322–335. https://doi.org/10.21435/sflin.18

Kallio, Kati 2016: Changes in the Poetics of Song during the Finnish Reformation – Re-forming the Early modern North: Text, Music and Church Art, toim. Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen & Linda Kaljundi, Amsterdam University Press, s. 125–155. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/167839

Kallio, Kati 2017: Literary Kalevala-Metre and Hybrid Poetics in the 16th and 17th Century Finland. – Folklore: electronic journal of folklore 67, 13–48. https://doi.org/10.7592/FEJF2017.67.kallio

Kallio, Kati 2018: Parallelism and Musical Structures in Ingrian and Karelian Oral Poetry. – Oral Tradition 31(2): 331–354 (Parallelism in Verbal Art and Performance, ed. by Frog & Lotte Tarkka). http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/31ii/kallio

Kõmmus, Helen, and Taive Särg. “Star Bride Marries a Cook: The changing processes in the oral singing tradition and in folk song collecting on the Western Estonian island of Hiiumaa. II.” Folklore (14060957) 68 (2017). https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol68/kommus_sarg.pdf

Lintrop, Aado. “The great oak, the weaving maidens and the red boat, not to mention a lost brush.” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 11 (1999): 7-30. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol11/oak.htm

Oras, Janika. “Favourite Children and Stepchildren: Elite and Vernacular Views of Estonian Folk Song Styles1.” Res Musica 9 (2017): 27-44. https://resmusica.ee/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/resmusica09_2017.pdf

Oras, Janika. “Mari and Marie: Performativity and Creativity of Two Estonian Singers in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 67 (2017): 143-170. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol67/oras.pdf

Oras, Janika. “Musical manifestations of textual patterning in Estonian regilaul.” Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 4.2 (2010): 55-68. https://www.jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/55

Oras, Janika. “People of the Present and Songs of the Past: Collecting Folk Songs in Estonia in the 1950s and 1960s.” Musikgeschichte in Mittel-und Osteuropa 12 (2008): 99-112. https://www.gko.uni-leipzig.de/fileadmin/user_upload/musikwissenschaft/pdf_allgemein/arbeitsgemeinschaft/heft12/1210_oras.pdf; https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Publications/Display/dc46eec4-eb8a-4858-a635-11a350c1dcd5

Oras, Janika. Individual Rhythmic Variation in Oral Poetry: The Runosong Performances of Seto Singers. Open Linguistics, 5(1), 570-582. https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2019-0031

Pärtlas, Žanna. “On the Relict Scales and Melodic Structures in the Seto Shepherd Tune Kar´ ahääl.” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 68 (2017): 43-68. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol68/partlas.pdf

Ross, Kristiina, and Ahti Lohk. ” Words, Forms, and Phrases in Estonian Folksongs and Hymn.” Folklore (14060957) 67 (2017). https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol67/ross_lohk.pdf

Rüütel, Ingrid 1998: Estonian Folk Music Layers in the Context of Ethnic Relations. Folklore 6(6), 32–69. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol6/ruutel.htm

Saarinen, Jukka 2013: Behind the text: reconstructing the voice of a singer. RMN-newsletter. Limited sources, boundless possibilities : textual scholarship and the challenges of oral and written texts. Eds. Karina Lukin, Frog and Sakari Katajamäki, pp. 34–43. http://www.helsinki.fi/folkloristiikka/English/RMN/RMN_7_Dec_2013_Limited_Sources_Boundless_Possibilities.pdf.

Saarinen, Jukka. “” Said a Word, Uttered Thus”: Structures and Functions of Parallelism in Arhippa Perttunen’s Poems.” Oral Tradition 31.2 (2017). http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/31ii/saarinen

Saarlo, Liina. (2017). Regilaul in the Political Whirlpool: On Collecting Regilaul in Northeast Estonia in the Second Half of the 1950s. Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore, (67), 115-142. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol67/saarlo.pdf

Sarv Mari 2020. Stichic and Stanzaic Poetic Form in Estonian Tradition and in Europe. Traditiones [Internet]. 2009Oct.16 [cited 2020Apr.8];38(1):161–171. https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2009380111

Sarv, Mari. (1999). Regilaul: Clearing the alliterative haze. Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore, (10), 126-140. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol10/alliter.htm

Sarv, Mari. “Language and poetic metre in regilaul (runo song).” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 7 (1998): 87-127. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol7/maripar.htm

Sarv, Mari. “Poetic metre as a function of language: linguistic grounds for metrical variation in Estonian runosongs.” Studia Metrica et Poetica 6.2 (2019): 102-148. https://doi.org/10.12697/smp.2019.6.2.04

Sarv, Mari. “Possible foreign influences on the Estonian regilaul metre: language or culture.” Frontiers in Comparative Prosody(2011): 207-226. https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Publications/Display/da94ebbf-5fbe-401e-85ef-caa5a58bdcab

Sarv, Mari. “Towards a Typology of Parallelism in Estonian Poetic Folklore.” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 67 (2017): 65–92. https://doi.org/10.7592/FEJF2017.67.sarv

Sarv, Mari. “Traditional Estonian lullabies. A tentative overview.” ESTONIA AND POLAND: Creativity and tradition in cultural communication (2013): 161. https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Publications/Display/264ce0ac-13b3-4aaf-99af-a2f5b047d192

Siikala, Anna-Leena 2000a: Body, Performance, and Agency in Kalevala Rune-singing. Oral Tradition 15(2), 225–278. http://archive.journal.oraltradition.org/issues/15ii/siikala/

Siikala, Anna-Leena. “What myths tell about past Finno-Ugric modes of thinking.” Myths and Mentality: Studies in Folklore and Popular Thought (2002): 15-32. https://doi.org/10.21435/sff.8

Stepanova, Eila. “Mythic Elements of Karelian Laments.” Mythic Discourses (2018): 257. https://doi.org/10.21435/sff.20

Särg, Taive. “Context-Related Melodies in Oral Culture: An Attempt to Describe Words-and-music relationships in local singing tradition.” Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 3.1 (2009): 35-56. https://www.jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/20

Särg, Taive. “Traditional melody variations in Karksi parish (SOUTH-ESTONIA).” Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore 1 (1996): 84-93. https://www.folklore.ee/folklore/nr1/taivem.htm

Tarkka, Lotte (2009). The Displaced Bard. Journal of Finnish studies, 13(2), 17–27. http://www.tadubois.com/varying-course-materials/Kalevala_444-readings/Tarkka_article.pdf

Tarkka, Lotte. “” Word upon a Word”: Parallelism, Meaning, and Emergent Structure in Kalevala-meter Poetry.” Oral Tradition31.2 (2017). http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/31ii/tarkka

Tarkka, Lotte. “Transformations of epic time and space: creating the world’s creation in Kalevala-metric poetry.” Oral Tradition (1996). http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/11i/tarkka