Then and now

Members of Rällä:

Osmo Hakosalo


Jouko Pääkkönen


Erja Pätsi


The Band

Rällä was born in 2019, when Osmo moved back to his home town Oulu. There he was reunited with his fiddler friend Erja and soon they started playing together with Ansku, the accordionist, and together the trio became Rällä. During the short time of the band's existence, it has developed into a major force in north Finland as a performer, transferer of tradition and teacher of Northern Ostrobothnian and other northern Finnish traditional tunes. 

Jouko Pääkkönen started as the new accordionist for Rällä in 2023 when Anne-Mari Kanniainen left the band.