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Folk Music Celebration moves to Freedom Square and is free for everyone

The main concert of the folk music party to be held as part of the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebration on 5 July will be taking place on Freedom Square in Tallinn instead of the initially planned Poolamägi because of the exceptionally high interest of the audiences. The Folk Music Celebration, which is moving to a larger venue, is free for everyone.

According to Juhan Uppin, Creative Director of the Folk Music Celebration, interest in folk music is unusually high in Estonia and it keeps growing every year. “The record number of musicians who registered for the party and rapid ticket sales showed us that Poolamägi would have been too small for folk music lovers this time,” said Uppin. “Therefore, the organisers started looking for alternative solutions and, as requested by the musicians, decided to move the party to the heart of the city. This allows us to welcome many more music lovers.”

Piletilevi will be refunding the tickets bought in advance to the folk music concert of 5 July from Tuesday, 23 April. Piletilevi itself will transfer the money back to those who bought the tickets online. The people who bought their tickets from retail outlets can return them to all Piletilevi outlets, except for Circle K service stations.

The separate repertoires of nine different types of instruments can be heard at the main concert of the folk music party: small zithers, Estonian zithers, chromatic zithers, violins, concertinas, plucked string instruments, accordions, bagpipes and a combined orchestra. All musicians who are not currently playing in a band could also sign up for the party.

“Each instrument will perform five pieces,” said Uppin. “The entire repertoire is related to the main idea of the party, which is ‘My Fatherland is My Love’, and values traditions and maintaining them.” Traditional Estonian pieces as well as some new music will be played in all types. All arrangements will be created specially for this party.

All types will perform at the main concern of the folk music party, which will be held at 14:00 on 5 July on Freedom Square in Tallinn.

The zithers will perform their separate concert “The Night of the Zithers” at the Methodist Church in the evening of 4 July and the buyback of tickets does not concern this.