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

Where? Coffee house Slamič, Ljubljana

What? Concert Godalkanje – Urban folk

Jean-Christophe Gairard & Ida Meidell Blylod

 

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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.

When? Every evening from Monday, 9th to Saturday, 14th August 2021, from 7.45 p.m. to 11.15 p.m.

19:45 Balkan Fiddle Gate – open stage

21:30 Concert on the stage “Pr ‘Goslač” (after the concert on the main stage)

22:15 – 23:15 Fiddle Gang Jam

Where? Kamfest Festival, Kamnik

 

Godalkanje was created right on Kamfest Festival in 2010. After that, violin groups toured in Kamnik again in 2014 and 2020. In all these years, over a hundred young musicians of all ages joined the event, and the repertoire of some has grown into hundreds of traditional tunes from different regions. Sharing music with the audience has always been the main motto of Bojan Cvetrežnik, the founder of Godalkanje. Thus, at this year’s festival, a real acoustic exhibition of musical journeys will take place. It will take you to the worlds of traditional violin sounds of various European regions. The main square in Kamnik will be the spot where we can sit and travel away with the melodies carried by the violin orchestra from seven countries.

Leave your expectations before the checkpoint, otherwise they will be confiscated!

Concerts and music exhibitions ‘Fiddle Gang Jam’ were prepared by international curators who are also mentors of Godalkanje at the ‘Balkan Fiddle Gate‘ seminar, which run in parallel with the Kamfest festival in the Mekinje Monastery.

The events are co-produced by the Kamfest Festival and the Society for ONE Music, and co-financed by the City of Ljubljana.

 

Monday, August 9, 2021

19:45 – open stage

21:30 – Too Bett Violins (AT, SK)

22:15 – Fidde Gang Jam

CURATOR: Angelika Hudler (AT)

RHYTHM SECTION: Petra Onderufova (SK), Danijel Bogataj, Barja Drnovšek, Ana Lazar

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

19:45 – open stage

21:30 – Duo Mann & Juula (EST)

22:15 – Fidde Gang Jam

CURATOR: Petra Onderufova (SK)

RHYTHM SECTION: Angelika Hudler (AT), Danijel Bogataj, Barja Drnovšek, Ana Lazar

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

19:45 – open stage

21:30 – Jean-Christophe Gairard trio (FR, SLO)

22:15 – Fidde Gang Jam

CURATOR: Jean-Christophe Gairard (FR)

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

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

19:45 – open stage

21:30 – Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE)

22:15 – Fidde Gang Jam

CURATOR: Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE)

RHYTHM SECTION: Barja Drnovšek, Žiga Šercer, Danijel Bogataj

 

Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

19:45 – open stage

21:30 – Jean-Christophe Gairard trio (FR, SLO)

22:15 – Fidde Gang Jam

CURATOR: Jean-Christophe Gairard (FR)

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

 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

19:45 – Ida Meidell Blylod (SWE)

21:30 – Jean-Christophe Gairard trio (FR, SLO)

22:15 – All Star Fiddle Gang Jam (FR, SWE, BE, AT, EST, DE, SLO)

When? From Sunday, April 25, to Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Where? Trnovo, Ljubljana (terraces between apartment buildings / playgrounds / in front of the old people’s home)

What? We strive for a greater diversity of music genres in Slovenian public music production. Music genres differ from each other by different criteria. And yet music is still ONE, a unique magic with which we awaken mysterious forces in human society. You could even attribute supernatural power to it. Because political or other divisions point to differences or disagreements in society on a daily basis, we prefer to think about what the different music genres have in common. We believe that musical intercultural dialogue can contribute to improving dialogue between all people. What do music genres have in common? Genres do not differ in how much time, knowledge, talent and skill is required to achieve excellence. In music which we don’t know, all the songs sound similar to us. The more we know the genre, the greater richness of diversity we find within each genre.

We expressed our support: Godalkanje Fiddle Gang under the direction of Barja Drnovšek and Bojan Cvetrežnik.

Photos: Bojan Stepančič