TRAD.ATTACK!

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TRAD.ATTACK!- power-folk trio from Estonia

Estonian folk power-trio Trad.Attack! take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of flutes, bagpipes and jew’s harps.

All three are good friends and had each been active on the Estonian music scene for more than 15 years when they banded together in 2014. From the outset it was meant to be fun and experimental. They prepared five songs and put out a self-produced EP which became a surprise local hit. Since then TRAD.ATTACK! has won 14 Music Awards in Estonia, had their 2015 debut full album, Ah! praised internationally and toured 26 countries from China to Canada. They’re still a bit surprised but definitely having lots of fun.

TRAD.ATTACK!- power-folk trio from Estonia

Estonian folk power-trio Trad.Attack! take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of flutes, bagpipes and jew’s harps.

All three are good friends and had each been active on the Estonian music scene for more than 15 years when they banded together in 2014. From the outset it was meant to be fun and experimental. They prepared five songs and put out a self-produced EP which became a surprise local hit. Since then...

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TRAD.ATTACK! on Tour

  • 24 | 03 | 2017 Stockholm Stallet
  • 25 | 03 | 2017 Oslo Rikscenen Oslo
  • 01 | 04 | 2017 Tallinn Tallinn Music Week
  • 26 | 04 | 2017 Shetland, Scotland Shetland Festival
  • 26 | 05 | 2017 Dresden, Germany club Tonne
  • 27 | 05 | 2017 Hradez Cralowe, Czech Republic Festival Na Jednom Bregu
  • 07 | 07 | 2017 Rudolstatt, Germany TFF Rudolstatt festival
  • 11 | 07 | 2017 Kaustinen , Finland Kaustinen Festival
  • 21 | 07 | 2017 Gdynja, Poland Globaltica Festival
  • 30 | 07 | 2017 Viljandi, Estonia Viljandi Folk Festival
  • 03 | 08 | 2017 Nämforsen, Sweden Urkult Festival
  • 04 | 08 | 2017 Gaspe, Canada Festival du bout du Monde
  • 07 | 08 | 2017 Sherbroke, Canada Festival des traditions du monde
  • 12 | 08 | 2017 Kingswille, Canada Kingsville Folk Festival
  • 18 | 08 | 2017 Owen Sound, Canada Summerfolk
  • 19 | 08 | 2017 Owen Sound, Canada Summerfolk
  • 09 | 09 | 2017 Katowice, Poland Katowice City Days - I love Katowice
  • 23 | 09 | 2017 Albuquerque, Poland Albuquerque, US
  • 26 | 10 | 2017 Katowice, Poland WOMEX

Past Gigs TRAD.ATTACK!

  • 03 | 2017 Malmö Viktoria Theater
  • 02 | 2017 Santiago, Chile WOMAD
  • 02 | 2017 Rancagua, Chile Chil Ethno camp
  • 02 | 2017 Concepcion, Chile CASA DE SALUD
  • 12 | 2016 Kolcata IMEX
  • 12 | 2016 Rennes Transmusicales Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Toronto Tartu College
  • 11 | 2016 Montreal Mundial Montreal
  • 10 | 2016 Santjago de Compostela WOMEX
  • 10 | 2016 Ulsan, Korea Cheong Music Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Musica Mundo
  • 09 | 2016 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Vancouver, Canada Mission Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Harrison Hot Springs, Canada Harrison Festival of Arts
  • 07 | 2016 Cumberland, Canada Vancouver Island Music Fest
  • 07 | 2016 Viljandi, Estonia Viljandi Folk
  • 07 | 2016 Krakow Etnokrakow Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Sines, Portugal FMM Sines
  • 06 | 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands Mundial Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Prague, Czech Republic United Island Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Stuttgart, Germany Marienplatz Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Valmiermuiža, Latvia SAULGRIEZIS 2016
  • 06 | 2016 Liepaja, Latvia Fontaine Palace
  • 06 | 2016 Malta World Music Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Alamty, Kasakhstan Spirit of Tengri Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Malta Ghana Fest
  • 06 | 2016 Almaty Spirit of Tengri
  • 05 | 2016 Greifswald, Germany Nordischer Klang Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Daegu, South Korea Jazz in Daegu Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Seoul, South Korea Jazzin Seoul Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Beijing, China Strawberry Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Beijing, China Sound of the Xity festival
  • 04 | 2016 Beijing, China NCPA Center
  • 04 | 2016 Zhuhai, China Beishan World Music Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn Music Week
  • 04 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn Music Week
  • 04 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn Music Week
  • 03 | 2016 München, Germany Rationaltheater
  • 03 | 2016 Wolfach, Germany Klausenbauernhof
  • 03 | 2016 Waiblingen, Germany Kulturhaus Schwanen
  • 02 | 2016 Tartu, Estonia Aparaa
  • 01 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Estonian Music Award Gala at Nordea concerthouse
  • 01 | 2016 Groningen, Netherlands Eurosonic
  • 11 | 2015 Riga, Latvia Porta Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Vladivostok, Russia V-Rox festival
  • 06 | 2015 Almaty, Kasakhstan Spirit of Tengri festival
  • 06 | 2015 Moscow, Russia Usadba Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Harstat, Norway Nord Norge Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Penang, Malaysia Penang Worl Music Fetival
  • 02 | 2015 Cansas City, USA Folk Alliance International

Discography TRAD.ATTACK!

  • 2015 AH! Album | Nordic tunes
  • 2014 TRAD.ATTACK! EP | self release

Media

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Origin

  • Tartu EE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Sandra Vabarna Estonian bagpipe, jew’s harp, sax, vocalsl
  • Jalmar Vabarna 12 strings acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tõnu Tubli drumd, percussion, vocals