International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Appendix to Estonia country report, Bulletin of the ICTM 136 (January 2018)

Below is an appendix to the country report for Estonia found in the Bulletin of the ICTM 136, written by Žanna Pärtlas.

The Estonian Literary Museum Scholarly Press also publishes collections of sound recordings of Estonian traditional music, on CD and DVD, in the series Helisalvestusi Eesti Rahvaluule Arhiivist [Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives]. In the period under report three collections were issued:

  • Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 8. Saaremaa rahvamuusikat ja kombeid [Traditional music and customs of Saaremaa], compiled by Ingrid Rüütel. CD and DVD, 2014.
  • Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 9. Muhu rahvamuusikat, laulumänge ja tantse [Traditional music, song games and dances of Muhu Island], compiled by Ingrid Rüütel. CD and DVD, 2015.
  • Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 10. Pärnumaa rahvalaule ja pillilugusid [Traditional Songs and Instrumental Pieces from Pärnumaa], compiled by Ingrid Rüütel. CD, 2017.
  • Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 11. Hiiumaa rahvalaulud, pillilood ja tantsud [Traditional Songs, Instrumental Pieces and Dances of Hiiumaa], compiled by Helen Kõmmus. CD and DVD, 2017.

In 2016 the Estonian Literary Museum Scholarly Press also issued an online edition of the Anthology of Estonian Traditional Music, the biggest collection of sound recordings of Estonian traditional music, which had previously only been available on CD.

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