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"Ro:Toro"

Estonia, slowly but surely the music from this Baltic state reaches the
rest of the world. For many years I only could find Latvian music, but the
past two years things have changed and Estonian music showed it’s
beauty outside the country borders. One of the latest releases is by
Ro:toro, a young group of musicians centred around the Estonian Bagpipe.
Two bagpipe players form this band together with a saxophonist and
percussionist /…/ Fourteen traditional tunes, all arranged by the
band, are included on the CD. The result is a fresh hour of music. I like
the cooperation between the saxophone and the bagpipes a lot. It almost
sounds like a natural combination. Also the subtle percussion adds a lot
of extra’s to the CD. Listen to the hypnotising Kollase nokamütsiga
rändaja, this is a highlight on the CD and one of the best example of the
natural blend of the bagpipes and the saxophone. What an amazing
technique, virtuoso musicians and most of all what a group of talented
musicians. With such musicians, the future of Estonian music is going to
be a very sunny one.
- FolkWorld


"Gregory Warner, BBC"

Even the way they performed it had a rock 'n roll flavour. Jaago
and Sillamaa stood shoulder-to-shoulder at the front of the stage, their
movements almost synchronized. Each held the bag under her left arm, and
their pipes pointed straight out toward the crowd.
- The World - Global Hit


Discography

CD: RO:TORO Estonian bagpipe released 2005 by TUTL
CD: Estonian Folk Music 2006 released by Viljandi Folk Music Festival Compilation
CD: Estonian Folk Music 2007 released by Viljandi Folk Music Festival
CD: RO:TORO Handi Hullus (Polar madness) released 2008 by TUTL Compilation

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The group works largely with traditional Estonian bagpipe tunes, which also inspire the members own compositions.
The saxophone and water drums provide a modern counterpoint to the bagpipes traditional soundscape. Acoustic or amplified RO:TORO will guarantee enthralling performances!

“Even the way they performed it had a rock 'n roll flavour. Jaago and Sillamaa stood
shoulder-to-shoulder at the front of the stage, their movements almost synchronized.
Each held the bag under her left arm, and their pipes pointed straight out toward the
crowd.”
The World - Global Hit
Gregory Warner, BBC