I have recently discovered the videos with Heikki Lahti. Heikki Lahti is a mandolin player from Finland who plays polkas, waltzes, marches and other folk tunes from Finland. He plays mostly in a group together with guitar, double bass and accordion. But he does also play with a bigger group with fiddle players – or even with a mandolin orchestra.
Heikki Lahti with Mandolin Orchestra
One of the tunes played by Heikki Lahti are compositions by Master Fiddler Otto Hotakainen – it is said that he has learned all the compositions by this famous fiddler and composer.
The most famous tune by Otto Hotakainen – who is also known as Pokka-Otto -ist the October Polkka – or Lokakuun polkka. You can find the sheet music for this polkka – see my link collection below.
Playlist Heikki Lahti