When? 6th of November 2021

Where? Casa della Pace, Rome (Italy)

When? Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Court Tower, Maribor

Performing:
Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

Bojan Cvetrežnik from Maribor wrote history in the Court Tower. The first, today legendary, concert of the Terrafolk ensemble took place right there in 1999. Before that, Bojan had prepared an author’s evening for the additional programme of the festival Musical September in 1996, and later accidentally broke his violin at the euphoric Terrafolk concert evening. After a decade of touring with Terrafolk, Bojan has been mainly involved in Godalkanje, working with young people for the last ten years. Now he is returning to the Court Tower with a young generation of musicians, Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which has already achieved international recognition under his leadership.

This year’s concert of Godalkanje in the Court Tower is prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek.
They will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also perform on stage with the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment.

A complete musical surplus!

Buy tickets here. (You can also use BON21)

Sound example of Jeana-Christopha Gairarda:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

When? Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Kino Šiška (Cathedral Hall), Ljubljana

Performing:
Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

After a few years of big gala concerts, which traditionally take place on the last weekend of the autumn holidays, this time we are moving from the Festival Hall to Kino Šiška! The concert was prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which is led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek, and it takes the audience’s breath away anywhere it plays . Together they will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also perform on the Cathedral stage with the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment. Also the youngest ones will leave their stamp – Hobi Godalkarji.

A complete musical surplus!

 

Sound example of Jean-Christoph Gairard:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

 

Buy tickets here. (You can also use BON21)

 

When? Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Cultural center Krmelj (Krmelj 54)

Performing:

Jean-Christophe Gairard (France) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang

The concert was prepared by violin master Jean-Christoph Gairard and the Slovenian teenage band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, which which is led by Bojan Cvetrežnik and Barja Drnovšek, and it takes the audience’s breath away anywhere it plays. Together they will take you to the heart of the music of the Northeast Balkans – melodies from the land of Count Dracula – Transylvania and its surroundings. Jean-Christoph Gairard will also present the trio Trionica, formed by Nejc Škofic (keyboards) and Jošt Lampret (double bass), two of the most penetrating young jazz and classical musicians at the moment.

A complete musical surplus!

Sound example of Jean-Christoph Gairard:

Jean-Christophe Gairard in Symbolic Orchestra

 

When? Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? In front of “Delavski dom” in Trbovlje

 

When? Saturday, August 21, 2021

Where? Bahnhof Leisnig (Germany)

Concert Terrafolk violin duo in Leisnig.

 

 

When? Sunday, August 22, 2021

Where? Budde-Haus Leipzig (Germany)

Terrafolk violin duo concert in Leipzig.

When? Saturday, August 14, 2021

Where? Kamfest Festival, Kamnik (stage “Pr ‘Goslač”)

19.45: Ida Meidell Blylod

Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE) – violin
Barja Drnovšek – e-bass, violin
Bojan Cvetrežnik – e-mandolin
Žiga Šercer – percussion
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang – violin orchestra

Ida Meidell Blylod is a Swedish baroque and folk violinist who is passionately interested in the diversity of European violin traditions. Ida’s delicate playing reveals her true ability to make every performance unique, whether she’s playing in a gloomy concert hall, on a lively dance floor, or in a crowded bar. Ida has toured European folk and baroque venues for many years, and is also sought-after as a mentor in international courses in various styles of folk music. She came to Slovenia for the first time in 2011 for joining the Etnohisteria festival. Since then, she has been returning regularly due to collaborations with the Symbolic Orchestra and Godalkanje. In 2014, she was the soloist of the international project “European Symbolic Orchestra”, with which she also recorded the album “Terrafolk & European Symbolic Orchestra – XXLive”. She performed with the Slovenian band Ida & Other Bears. We can watch quite a few recordings of her live performances online, including the ones with Godalkanje. Ida is currently playing in a Swedish folk-baroque project with Johan Hedin, a renowned soloist at nyckelharpa. She regularly collaborates with several baroque orchestras in Sweden, Denmark and France.

She will begin the concert with her solo violin programme, continue to the accompaniment of a trio, and end with the string ensemble Fiddle Gang. Ida Meidell left the greatest influence of all guest mentors on the repertoire that is part of the Godalkanje education curriculum. Together, they will take us on an energetic and colorful journey through the changing musical landscapes of Northern European folk music.

 

21.30: Jean-Christophe Gairard Trio

Jean-Christophe Gairard (FR) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang – violin orchestra

Jean-Christophe Gairard, already known to the Slovenian audience, will upgrade his current productions with Godalkanje and the Symbolic Orchestra. Jean-Christophe spent a large part of his life in Transylvania, where he studied traditional and gypsy music. He is a violinist and composer and a sought-after mentor of Transylvanian and Romanian music, leading workshops throughout Europe. In 2014, he was a soloist in the international project “European Symbolic Orchestra”, with which he also recorded the album “Terrafolk & European Symbolic Orchestra – XXLive”. In 2012 and 2016, he led Romanian music workshops as part of Godalkanje education and recorded quite a few successful online videos with it. This time he will first present the impact of his research on the performance in the jazz trio, in which two of the most penetrating young Slovenian musicians, Nejc Škofic and Jošt Lampret, will participate. They are recognized in jazz or classical waters, but both also cultivate a love and respect for traditional music. With the participation of the string band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, the evening will have even more traditional feel to it.

 

When? Friday, August 13, 2021

Where? Kamfest Festival, Kamnik (stage “Pr’ Goslač”)

21.30: Jean-Christophe Gairard Trio

Jean-Christophe Gairard (FR) – violin
Nejc Škofic – keyboards
Jošt Lampret – double bass
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang – violin orchestra

Jean-Christophe Gairard, already known to the Slovenian audience, will upgrade his current productions with Godalkanje and the Symbolic Orchestra. Jean-Christophe spent a large part of his life in Transylvania, where he studied traditional and gypsy music. He is a violinist and composer and a sought-after mentor of Transylvanian and Romanian music, leading workshops throughout Europe. In 2014, he was a soloist in the international project “European Symbolic Orchestra”, with which he also recorded the album “Terrafolk & European Symbolic Orchestra – XXLive”. In 2012 and 2016, he led Romanian music workshops as part of Godalkanje education and recorded quite a few successful online videos with it. This time he will first present the impact of his research on the performance in the jazz trio, in which two of the most penetrating young Slovenian musicians, Nejc Škofic and Jošt Lampret, will participate. They are recognized in jazz or classical waters, but both also cultivate a love and respect for traditional music. With the participation of the string band Godalkanje Fiddle Gang, the evening will have even more traditional feel to it.

Around 22:15 follows Fidde Gang Jam – an audiophile exhibition of musical journeys, which will take you mainly into the world of Romanian and Serbian melodies thus time. It is performed by a 10-member ensemble of participants in the “Balkan Fiddle Gate” workshops, which run in parallel with Kamfest in the Mekinje Monastery.

CURATOR: Jean-Christophe Gairard (FR)

RHYTHM SECTION: Nicolas Hauzeur (BE), Nejc Škofic, Jošt Lampret

 

When? Thursday, August 12, 2021

Where? Kamfest Festival, Kamnik (stage “Pr’ Goslač”)

21.30 : Ida Meidell Blylod

Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE) – violin
Barja Drnovšek – e-bass, violin
Bojan Cvetrežnik – e-mandolin
Žiga Šercer – percussion
Godalkanje Fiddle Gang – violin orchestra

Ida Meidell Blylod is a Swedish baroque and folk violinist who is passionately interested in the diversity of European violin traditions. Ida’s delicate playing reveals her true ability to make every performance unique, whether she’s playing in a gloomy concert hall, on a lively dance floor, or in a crowded bar. Ida has toured European folk and baroque venues for many years, and is also sought-after as a mentor in international courses in various styles of folk music. She came to Slovenia for the first time in 2011 for joining the Etnohisteria festival. Since then, she has been returning regularly due to collaborations with the Symbolic Orchestra and Godalkanje. In 2014, she was the soloist of the international project “European Symbolic Orchestra”, with which she also recorded the album “Terrafolk & European Symbolic Orchestra – XXLive”. She performed with the Slovenian band Ida & Other Bears. We can watch quite a few recordings of her live performances online, including the ones with Godalkanje. Ida is currently playing in a Swedish folk-baroque project with Johan Hedin, a renowned soloist at nyckelharpa. She regularly collaborates with several baroque orchestras in Sweden, Denmark and France.

She will begin the concert with her solo violin programme, continue to the accompaniment of a trio, and end with the string ensemble Fiddle Gang. Ida Meidell left the greatest influence of all guest mentors on the repertoire that is part of the Godalkanje education curriculum. Together, they will take us on an energetic and colorful journey through the changing musical landscapes of Northern European folk music.

Around 22:15 follows Fidde Gang Jam – an audiophile exhibition of musical journeys, which will take you mainly into the world of Romanian and Serbian melodies thus time. It is performed by a 10-member ensemble of participants in the “Balkan Fiddle Gate” workshops, which run in parallel with Kamfest in the Mekinje Monastery.

CURATOR: Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE)

RHYTHM SECTION: Barja Drnovšek, Žiga Šercer, Danijel Bogataj