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Trad Attack!

Sunday 29th April 2018 - Starts 8pm



Sadly, this date and others on the Trad. Attack! tour have been cancelled by the band due to personal circumstances, but we will endeavour to get them back soon!

Trad. Attack! are turning the Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music to the modern world. They take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating impressively big sounds from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jaw harps. Their first tune ‘Kooreke’ became a hit and since then they have received 14 Music Awards in Estonia, released their debut album ‘AH!‘ become recognized internationally and toured in 31 countries.

This show is sure to be a foot-stomping Estonian folk extravaganza!

What they’re saying: Robin Denselow, The Guardian, 27th May 2018: **** Kullakarva Shimmer Gold review – Estonian folk music like you’ve never heard…”Trad.Attack! are a trio from Estonia, where they have acquired near rockstar status by writing songs based on their country’s folk traditions. They have done so by creating a distinctive, sometimes eerie brand of stomping folk-rock that involves unexpected instrumentation including Estonian bagpipes, zither, whistles and jew’s harp, along with guitar and drums…[They] could well prove to be the European success of the summer.”