We are sharing this Earth as our home and we really should try to contact each other and collaborate.
This Christmas I and my colleagues from different parts of the world decided to make a musical Christmas card. If we can create music and communicate, we can also share our culture and values. In 2021 we have learned how amazing people there are everywhere and we hope we can continue this journey in 2022.
Song, lyrics and arr. : Christmas Fellows
Video: Katja Huttunen
Vocals and guitar: Pekka Ouli
Mandolin: Matti Nurro
Ukulele: M-A Girard
Percussions: Marie-Andrée Croteau, Milja Forsman, Ulla Martinmäki
Sat Paul Mittal School – Merry Christmas
Our friends from India wanted to participate Joulumanteli calendar too and they made beautiful song as christmas card for us. Monica and Namya Joshi have visited Äänekoski and hopefully when world opens again we have possibility to visit them at Ludhiana. While waiting this we can do nice things together like make music. We wish Happy Christmas time to everyone at Sat Paul Mittal School and awesome year of 2022. Hope You all enjoy this beautiful music
Song and Video: Sat Paul Mittal School
Michael Harvey – Merry Christmas to Absent Friends
Our friend from other side of the globe wanted to participate Joulumanteli calendar too and he made kiwi version of our song. I had to check the distance to New Zealand and Google tells that is 16850km but at christmastime distances like that mean nothing. We wish Merry Christmas time to everyone at New Zeland and awesome year of 2022. Hope You all enjoy this beautiful music
– To absent friends” is a toast to mean being missed, thought of at the moment, passed on or alive but non-present. Mostly giving a toast, such as at an event or a dinner.
Song: Pekka Ouli
Lyrics and arr.: Michael Harvey and Pekka Ouli