In addition to well-known Seto dance tunes, we aim to compose our repertoire of folk music from many nations’ folklore, including the Finno-Ugric peoples. This multicultural panorama of fresh melodies and original arrangements as well as our own original compositions prove that folk music is fascinating no matter where it’s from.
The name “Kiiora” derives from the Seto epic “Peko”, sung by Anne Vabarna. In this epic of the small nation from South-East Estonia, this oak axe was given to the protagonist Peko by his father to use it in war against his enemies and to make the fields of rye grow well. Today, it is the name of the scepter of Peko’s viceregent in this world – the ülemsootska or the king of the Seto people.
Matis Leima – violin, garmon, vocals
Evelin Leima – garmon, vocals
Laurits Leima – guitar, vocals
Päälava / Main Stage