Past members

The “Old” Värttinä (1983-1989)

1983-1986 Minna Haikola (vocal, violin)
1983-1989 Kirsi Harinen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1983-1987 Terhi Hirvonen (vocal, 5-string kantele)
1983-1989 Mari Kaasinen (vocal, 10-string kantele, 5-row accordion)
1983-1989 Sari Kaasinen (vocal, kantele, 2-row accordion)
1985-1989 Jussi Kaasinen (vocal, 5-string kantele)
1983-1989 Kirsi Kähkönen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1983-1989 Janne Lappalainen (bouzouki, wind instruments)
1983-1989 Pauliina Luukkanen (vocal, violin)
1985-1989 Johanna Logren (vocal, 5-row accordion)
1985-1989 Lassi Logren (vocal, violin, jouhikko, jew’s harp)
1985-1989 Tuomas Logren (vocal, 5-string kantele, trumpet)
1983-1989 Nina Mononen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1983-1989 Heidi Pakarinen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1985-1987 Matleena Pekkanen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1988-1989 Nikko Prauda (bodhran, percussion)
1983-1989 Minna Rautianen (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1983-1989 Sari Tyynelä (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1985-1989 Olli Varis (mandolin)
1985-1989 Tapani Varis (bass, jouhikko)
1983-1989 Jaana Vänskä (vocal, 10-string kantele)
1985-1989 Saija Vänskä (vocal, 10-string kantele)

The “New” Värttinä (November 1989-)

Vocals

1998- Susan Aho
1989- Mari Kaasinen
1989-1996 Sari Kaasinen
1989-2002 Kirsi Kähkönen
1989-1992 Minna Rautianen
1989-1999 Sirpa Reiman
1999-2001 Riikka Timonen (Väyrynen)
2001-2012 Johanna Hytti (Virtanen)

Guitar

1992-1993 Reijo Heiskanen
1993-2008 Antto Varilo
1989-1992 Tommi Viksten

Mandocello

1989-1990 Petri Hakala

Accordion

1997-1998 Susan Aho
1989-1990 Maria Kalaniemi
1990-1997 Riitta Kossi (Potinoja)
1998-2008 Markku Lepistö

Bass

1993-2002 Pekka Lehti
1989-1993 Tom Nyman
2002- Hannu Rantanen

Violin

2002- Lassi Logren
1989-2002 Kari Reiman

Bouzouki, Sax & Wind Instruments

1989-2008 Janne Lappalainen

Drums, Percussions

1989-1991 Christer Hackman
2001-2007 Jaakko Lukkarinen
1994-1994 Anssi Nykänen
2007- 2008 Toni Porthen
1994-2001 Marko Timonen

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3 thoughts on “Past members”

  1. Hey Kasia, due to Toni Porthen: He was still the Värttinä drummer at the Hafensommer concert in Würzburg, August 8th, 2009.
    Greetings, Otfried

    1. Yes, we know, but this information is from official Värttinä’s website. Soon we change this page on new version with photos of past members too.

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