Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus

Gangar (Norway) / VILJANDI • Gangar

Thu 25.04.2024 at 19:00
 (Tasuja puiestee 6, Viljandi)

In 2022, the Norwegian band Gangar, who enthralled the audience at the Viljandi Folk Music Festival, is back in Estonia! Bringing a blend of folk metal, rock, and jazz with contagious energy, Gangar will be performing on the 25th and 26th of April in Viljandi and Tallinn.

About the band: 

Since their first concert in 2021, Oslo-based Gangar have established themselves as one of Norway’s most in-demand musical exports; with a fresh, original take on traditional Norwegian folk and roots music. Gangar’s five members bring an array of musical styles and expertise to bear on their music, creating a unique, hybrid approach to traditional folk music.

Gangar are known as a formidable live band that consistently delivers shows filled with energy, audience interaction, dancing, and top-shelf musicianship. This combination makes it hard for any audience to keep their feet off of the dance floor. They’ve forged a deep bond with audiences at home and abroad, playing shows all over Europe, including Finland’s Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Germany’s Rudolstadt Festival, Estonia’s Viljandi Folk Music Festival, and the Groningen Performing Arts Festival in the Netherlands. 

Gangar is scheduled to tour concerts and festivals in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Australia throughout 2023 and 2024. angar released their debut EP Tre Danser, on Heilo Records in the autumn of 2022, which Metal Storm called “a short but sweet EP” and “a promising sign of things to come”. Stubb delivers on that promise.

Mattias Truell Thedens - Hardanger fiddle
Oskar Goendvrind Lindeberget - saxophone
Richard Max - guitar

Jonas Thrana Jensen - bass
Henrik Dullum - drums


In addition to Gangar, at the concert, you can hear and see the winner of the Young Folk Band 2023 - Lõõm!

Lõõm is a unique string quintet from Estonia, whose repertoire consists of jazz and traditional music, and the synthesis of these two genres. Lõõm explores the boundaries of string instruments, mimicking the jew's harp and percussion, thereby creating a symphonic and band-like atmosphere. Johan Aimla's experimental arrangements incorporate clever elements appealing to music enthusiasts ranging from classical music lovers to fanfare fans. Last year Lõõm won the competition "Young Folk Band 2023". The ensemble has performed at several festivals such as TUJA 2023, Viljandi Folk Music Festival 2023, and many venues across Estonia, including a concert in Germany.

Johan Kristjan Aimla – violin

Sandra Helena Valdma – violin

Lisanna Kadarik – bass violin

Kristin Klesment – viola

Anton Hannes Karin – cello

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- Ticket in advance: €15 / €20, on the concert day: €25

(In advance until February 29: €15 / in March and April: €20 / on the concert day: €25)

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- Ticket in advance: €15 / €20, on the concert day: €25

(In advance until February 29: €15 / in March and April: €20 / on the concert day: €25)