The Traditional Music Center in the Castle Hills begins its first concert season in September and invites every music lover from all over Estonia to take part in it. Zetod, Vägilased, and Paabel perform at the opening concerts but many other talented musicians from both Estonia and abroad will hold concerts during the forthcoming months.
According to the producer Mari Kalkun, the opening season of the Traditional Music Center offers a wide spectrum of performers both from Estonia and abroad. "Our programme varies from minimalist and unprocessed traditional music to co-operational projects between musicians, and dancing parties with music from around the world," Kalkun explained and pointed out that one of the craziest projects is the performance of the Chilean troubadour Fernando Stern together with the tour of international itinerant musicians Ethno in Transit, which takes place on the 16th of September.
September at the Traditional Music Center is lively and full of energy, but October will be calmer, offering the visitors the chance to delve into Finno-Ugric music. Jouhiorkesteri, a band of Finnish talharpa players will give a concert and also Pastacas will come from Finland to visit us. Furthermore, the final concert of the Kinship Days, where different Finno-Ugric people introduce their folk songs and dances, will be a special treat for the fans of traditional music. In addition to that, the best musicians from this year's Viljandi Folk Music Festival will give an acoustic performance at the Lõikuspidu (Harvest Festival) which will take place on 10-11 October at the Traditional Music Center.