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Viljandi Folk Music Festival announces first artists

Curly Strings from Estonia and the April Verch Band from Canada will perform at the 27th Viljandi Folk Music Festival! Together they will perform as The Heritage Projekt.

The Heritage Projekt combines the talents of two celebrated bands; Curly Strings, a four-piece from Estonia, and the April Verch Band, a trio lead by Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) native, April Verch.

The set list for The Heritage Projekt begins by presenting the oldest form of music from both bands' traditions, builds into medleys that highlight songs and tunes from Estonia and the Ottawa Valley, that sound like long-lost cousins, then melds into selections both bands have composed together that fit within these traditions. It's a journey of their roots and influences from history into present day. It is an opportunity to preserve and continue this heritage music all at once. 

The April Verch Band will also give a separate concert at the festival.

Read more about The Heritage Projekt HERE