Intro players: Juuli Kõrre and Maria Mänd
Friday, 5th of april 2019 at 7pm
Location: Old Town Music House (Vanalinna Muusikamaja, Uus st 16c, Tallinn) musicians – Martin Müller and Villu Talsi.

Performing with a mandolin and squeezebox, They will take us on a journey following the squeezebox master of Virumaa – Sepa Julius.
Our introductory act will be made by talented and enthusiastic fiddle players – Juuli Kõrre and Maria Mänd from Pärnu. And perhaps a surprise!
This final concert is a tribute to Estonian music, Estonian language and Estonia music teachers.

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Ticket prices (in presales/on location):
– Early bird ticket 7€ (only a limited amount in presales until 27th of March)
– Discount ticket (teachers, students, elderly) 7€/8€
– Full ticket 10€/15€-
– Family ticket (2 grown-ups and children 15€/20€)

The venue, Old Town Music House (Uus 16c, Tallinn) will open its doors at 6 pm, 1 hour before the concert. Everyone is welcome to get refreshments at our cozy café. Parents take note! We have a children’s room with organized activities on the second floor.

Villu Talsi and Martin Müller started collaborating during their folk music studies in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Often in folk music people and space are intertwined. Their repertuoire as a duo is inspired by the work of the legendary squeezebox master of Virumaa, Miila village (Estonia) – Sepa Julius (1901-1981). Martin lives in Milla village, and Villu’s ancestors were closely connected with Sepa Julius.

„Because we come from Virumaa, we wanted to do something related to our home region. I knew the instrument master had lived there, and there are many memories about him,“ says Müller. In addition there are old tapes in archives where we found tunes that had once been very popular, such as „The Drifters Valss,“ and many other tunes that were unknown. Who knows, those tunes might be his own.“
In 2016 Villu Talsi and Martin Müller released a CD including the best tunes of the instrument master: Martin Müller and Villu Talsi, hunting with Sepa Julius. In the same year they were given the „Joy of Life“ award in their local county – Lääne-Virumaa. In 2017 they were awarded the most prestigious folk music prize in Estonia „Etnokulp“ in two categories.
Read more about the performers here:

Martin Müller (b. 1988) found his way to music at a very young age. He sang his first songs on his grandmothers’s lap . He graduated from the Jakob Westholmi Secondary School studying in the music class. At the same timethe legendary istrument teacher in Tallinn, Heldur Vaabel, taught him to play mandolin. He was taught to play squeezebox by instrument master, Johannes Madissaare.
In 2013 Müller graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, his main instrument was the Estonian traditional squeezebox. His main teachers in the academy were Tuulikki Bartosik and Margus Põldsepp.
Since 2014 Martin works at the Music and Art School of Tapa as a squeezebox and karmośka teacher. In addition he participates in the activities of the Milla Village and plays in the Uhtna madolin orchestra.
Martin is a reknown squeezebox player both as a solo act and together with other musicians. He plays in various groups such as Konterbant, K.L.O.F., Igalemb, Kolm Lõvi, ja. Estonian Folk Orchestra and as a duo with Villu Talsi.

Villu Talsi (1988) is a multitalented, versatile and unique. His style is always recognizable, and he has won many awards. Talsi has earned international recognition as a member of the popular band – Curly Strings. At 10 years old, Jaanus Põlder taught him to play the madolin at the School of Fine Arts in Kiviõli. Then he continued at the jazz music department of the Viljandi Culture Acadmy at the University of Tartu. In 2016 he got his masters degree at the University of Tartu and Viljandi Culture Academy specializing in folk music with the mandolin as his main instrument. Villu participates in many bands: Curly Strings, Gjangsta, Meelelahutaja, Viljandi Gypsy Jazz Collective, Estonian Folk Orchestra, VEM trio, Tuulikki Bartosik trio. He currently works as a guitar and madolin teacher at the University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture academy.

The introductory act will be performed by passionate young fiddle players , Juuli Kõrre and Maria Mänd from Pärnu. They graduated Pärnu Music School in 2017. They are now studying playing the folk fiddle with the reknown fiddle teacher – Karoliina Kreintaal. They have performed at Seto Folk, at the autumn party of the Estonian Traditional Music Centre in Viljandi, at the culture house tour of the Estonian Folk Culture Centre, at RuhnuRahu, at Tartu Youth Folk Festival, at the concert of the 130th birthday celebration of August Pulst at St. Michael’s Church, and at the competition of folk bands.

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We are a civic initiative that began in cooperation with NGO Reval Folk and the folk music department of the Tallinn-based Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Our aim is to help people connect with their roots in busy-minded Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Our second aim is to inspire young people to study folk music on a professional level in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. We believe that music is everyone´s birthright. Getting to know traditional music from around the world helps people find their authentic selves. This unfortunately has become a rarity in our business and technology oriented world.

Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Academy of Theatre and Music (EAMT), Folk music department of EAMT, Tallinn city, Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Embassy in Tallinn, Swedish Embassy in Tallinn, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme, The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Foundation for Civic Society, NGO Fenno-Ugria, Dipri Printouse,, Koht,, Tallinn in Your Pocket, Tallink, The Finnish Institute of Estonia, The Estonian Institute in Finland, Tuglas Society, Hotel St. Barbara.

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Old Town Music House, EV100, Estonian Folklore Council, The Union of Estonian Music Teachers, NGO Fenno-Ugria, Estonian Kannel Union, The Folk Dance Club of Tallinn, European year for cultural heritage 2018, Tallinn City, NGO Fenno-Ugria,, Tallinn city, Klassikaraadio.