Estonian ETHNO

Estonian ETHNO is a life-changing experience!

ETHNO Estonia is an international music camp for youngsters aged 16-30 years, where traditional music from different countries  is shared by participants in a peer-to-peer learning approach and learned by ear – all that with the help from our wonderful artistic leaders. 

If you are playing well any instrument and you would like to participate in a big ETHNO orchestra and find new friends from all the corners of the world, then you are very welcome to ETHNO camp! Whether you play a melody, harmony or percussion instrument or sing – you are welcome! At the camp you can enjoy collective workshops, dance and bonfire nights, free stage, road trips, special guests and gigs at Viljandi Folk Music Festival. One thing is for sure – if you join us, then these will be the best two weeks of your summer!

NB! Participants will be selected according to availability of places in different instrument groups and the level of playing skills.

Children ETHNO

Young music lover and skilled instrument player aged 10-16 years – you are very welcome to the Children ETHNO camp that takes place near Viljandi in Kärstna manor house.

At the camp you can explore the diverse world of Estonian traditional music, which is forever inspiring both for new-comers and old friends. We delve into old songs, dances and tunes which we have inherited from past generations. You can expect collective workshops filled with singing and playing, exciting special guests, dance workshops, bonfire nights, handicrafts and much more. We also go and pay a visit to the big ETHNO camp, play and learn a tune with them to perform together. The culmination of our time spent together will be our very own concert at Viljandi Folk Music Festival.

NB! At the camp, we learn tunes by. If this is new to you, don’t worry – you’ll learn it in the camp! You can also share tunes or songs by teaching them to other children, with the help of our great artistic leaders.

See you at the camp!