Lauri Sommer / Jaak Johanson Stage • Viljandi Folk Music Festival 2024

Sat 27.07.2024 kell 20:30-21:45
 (August Maramaa puiestee 1A, Viljandi)

Lauri Sommer will perform at the 31st Viljandi Folk Music Festival on Jaak Johanson Stage!

There are a limited number of single tickets available for the indoor concerts at the Jaak Johanson Stage.

NB! Festival pass, youngster's pass, senior pass, day pass of 2024 Viljandi Folk Music Festival grant the access to all indoor concerts on the first come, first served basis. 


Lauri Sommer began making music in the nineties when he played in punk bands, sang in a church choir, and wrote his own songs. At the turn of the century, he joined the Seto choir Liinatsura’ and later sang old songs from South Estonia in the quartet Ytsiotsõ. He has released five eclectic albums under the Õunaviks label, under the name Kago, and in England, his music filled one side of a split-LP for Fat Cat Records (the other side featured Canadian artist Ian William Craig). As a writer, he has used his music as a backdrop for poetry readings and in radio shows, and some of his instrumentals have appeared in films and TV series. Currently, he’s combining acoustic folk blues with excellent Estonian poetry (Enno, Alliksaar, Ridala, and others). In addition to his original compositions, he performs piano pieces and archaic folk songs. This is music that can be mostly heard in a farmhouse yard, played for birds and a cat, and which occasionally finds its way into a friend's kitchen.

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20.90 €