Thirty-one years ago, a small group of Irish musicians made their way to Estonia to take part in one of the most extraordinary, not to mention one of the first, albeit unofficial recognitions of Estonia as a (potentially) independent nation.
Join us at the SEAC as some of the Irish Artists reunite with their Estonian counterparts for a celebration of this unique musical collaboration.
Jaak Johanson has been the leader of the folk movement in Tallinn, Estonia for years.
Krista Citra Joonas is a saxophonist and flute player, who added to her skills in India and Switzerland playing the Indian bamboo-flute.
Featuring Jaak (guitar, vocals), Kärt (vocals), Mart – (guitar, vocals), Ants – (bouzouki, vocals);
The Johansons' music, but even more their way of thinking, their way of living has been influenced on the one hand by Estonian traditional songs, by the choir-singing activities of their parents and themselves, and on the other hand by the folk and traditional music revivals that have spread in waves over the world since their childhood in 60’s and 70’s.
Over the years, along with Néillidh Mulligan (Uilleann Pipes) some other Irish Artists who have taken part in the Irish-Estonian initiative include Seán Gilrane (Flute), Seán Garvey (Singing), Séan Ó Broin (Flute), Vincent Woods (Poet), Breanndán Begley (Accordian) & Peadar Ó Ceannabháin (Singing).
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €13 / €10
At the door: €15 / €12