The Estonian Torupill

Leanne Barbo (Estonia) Leanne is the head of Tallinn Dance Club, teaching folklore and kantele at Tabasalu Children’s Music School. She has also, since 2016, been teaching bagpipes and harps at the Tallinn People’s University. Leanne often participates in summer camps...
The Latvian Duda

The Latvian Duda

Juris Lipsnis (Latvia) Juris is an Architect by profession, with a strong passion for folk traditions. He is a Dūdas piper and head of the Latvian folk-group “Suitu dūdenieki” Juris is a board member of the non profit “Suiti Cultural Heritage”, as well as an organizer...
Finnish Säkkipilli – State of the Art

Finnish Säkkipilli – State of the Art

Markus Rantanen (Finland) Markus is a music educator and performing artist, as well as a “Finnd’it initiative” member. He has specialised in a range of string music instruments – teaches guitar, ukulele, folk music and songwriting at Turun seudun musiikkiopisto....