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Alive! The story of Estonian folk instruments

Half a year long the Estonian Republic will celebrate its centennial in the Mim with an exhibition, concerts and workshops. The Estonians cherish their musical heritage as few others do. With their Singing Revolution in 1987-1991 they freed themselves from Soviet rule

Estonian folk music is a fascinating mix of age-old Baltic traditions and more recent West European influences. Ancestral instruments such as the kannel zither, the hiiu kannel bowed lyre and the torupill bagpipe are played along newer instruments such as the fiddle and the accordion, each with their own repertoire.

All these instruments can be experienced in image and sound in the magical ambience of Estonian landscapes, as the music of this sparsely populated country is intimately linked with its natural surroundings. Some instruments can even be tried out on the spot. This exhibition has been designed by the colleagues of the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum in the capital, Tallinn.  

Live music will be provided by the ladies of the famous Torupilli Jussi Trio. At the opening and during the Spring and Easter holidays they will bring their songs and dances in a series of concerts and workshops. 

Exhibition at the Mim from 19.10.2017 till 15.04.2018 - Free entrance

Events related to the exhibition: 

  • Concerts and guided tours with Torupilli Jussi Trio: 19, 20 and 21 October
  • Workshop for children with Torupilli Jussi Trio: Spring holiday 2018
  • Guided tours for families and concert by Torupilli Jussi Trio: 5 and 6 April 2018
  • FIDDLE MASTERCLASS & TUNE LEARNING SESSION with Torupilli Jussi Trio: 7 April 2018 morning

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Alive! The story of Estonian folk instruments
Alive! The story of Estonian folk instruments
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Alive! The story of Estonian folk instruments
Alive! The story of Estonian folk instruments
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