When? Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Where? Coffee house Slamič, Ljubljana

What? Concert Godalkanje – Urban folk

Jean-Christophe Gairard & Ida Meidell Blylod



TICKET RESERVATIONS by e-mail: ulaznice@slamic.si or sms on tel .: 040 828 496

Reserved tickets can be picked up on the day of the concert from 7 p.m. onwards at the entrance to the SLAMIČ TERRACE.


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

The first half of the evening will perform 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.


2.) 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.