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S 17. Aug

Steven Blake and Ro:Toro (Scotland / Estonia)

12:00 - 13:15

Põlva parish | Põlva Kultuuri- ja Huvikeskus

  • Music
  • Main programme
20 - 25 €


A Celebration of the Heavenly Grounds STEVEN BLAKE and RO:TORO (Scotland / Estonia)

Ro:Toro is a band pulsating with folk music. The nimble fingers of Sandra Sillamaa and Cätlin Mägi on Estonian bagpipes form the backbone of the band that produces a virtuoso and at the same time archaic sound. Contemporary colourisation is added by the improvisations of Marko Mägi on soprano saxophone and Marek Talts on electric guitar. Estonians do not have a typical rhythmic instrument, so in the early days of his fantasy instruments Silver Sepp created a drumset from water bowls that add a cool rhythmic groove to the band.

The band Ro:Toro has previously collaborated with various bagpipe players from Scotland. This time the band is joined by Steven Blake, who will be playing on an authentic Scottish Highland pipe. Steven Blake is equally at home with traditional piping, contemporary folk music and composition. He possesses a unique style of playing that sets him apart from his peers. Steven has performed all over the world in large ensembles, as well as in intimate solo concerts.

Steven Blake – Scottish bagpipes, whistles
Sandra Sillamaa – Estonian bagpipes, whistle, jew’s harp
Cätlin Mägi – Estonian bagpipes, whistle, jew’s harp
Marko Mägi – soprano and tenor saxophone
Marek Talts – electric guitar
Silver Sepp – bowl drums, vocals

The festival is part of the main program of the European Capital of Culture Tartu2024.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility


Põlva Kultuuri- ja Huvikeskus


Kesk 15, Põlva, Põlva maakond, Eesti

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