Most Estonians have probably never heard of Torupilli Juss (Bagpipe Juss) aka Juhan Maaker according to his passport. Despite that, this gentleman from Hiiumaa who lived in the beginning of the 20th century played an extremely important role in Estonian traditional music. He was such an important person that a contemporary band decided to name itself after him – Torupilli Jussi Trio.
Torupilli Jussi Trio consists of fiddles and the sound of bagpipes from centuries ago. The group plays energetic and unique dance songs from the repertoires of the bagpipe king Juss from Hiiumaa and his contemporaries. The emphasis is on authenticity and bringing the crazy atmosphere that Juss used to create at his concerts back to life.
Eeva Talsi – fiddle, talharpa, vocals
Karoliina Kreintaal – fiddle, talharpa, vocals
Cätlin Mägi – Estonian bagpipe, Jew's harp, vocals, whistle