Osmo Hakosalo is a folk musician, researcher and a music pedagog from Oulu, Northern Osthrobotnia. He is specialised in the arctic way of music, dance, stories and culture of northern Finland. He leads the prize winning folk music band Rällä and also pursues a solo career combining music and storytelling of the North.
His main instrument is the fiddle, but he also plays accordions, harmonium, nordic bagpipe and sings. With fiddle he specialises in the various fiddle styles of the vast Northern Ostrobothnia region.