The Kalevala: Finland's National Epic

Storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey travels to Finland to explore the mythical world of the country's national poem, The Kalevala. First published in 1835, this 50-chapter epic inspired a 19th-century artistic awakening and remains a cornerstone of contemporary Finnish culture. Speaking to musicians and critics, Hennessey finds out how the poem helped shape the nation.


  • 2009-12-27 16:30:00 - 2009-12-27 16:56:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-01-02 23:30:00 - 2010-01-03 00:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,