Patrik Weckman (Finland)
Patrik is a folk musician and researcher, as well as a “Finnd’it initiative” member.
He started by making small kanteles and jouhikko (bowed lyre) and learning to play them. Inspired by Hedningarna, 20 years ago he acquired is first bagpipe – a Swedish Sackpipa.
Among many other instruments and music styles, he has a special interest in the different folk fiddle styles, especially those from the Finish and Dalarna regions.
As a musician, he has been involved in a wide range of music styles from baroque to rock, from medieval music to rebetika.
Patrik has graduated as an M.D. from the Kuopio university.