Folk instruments and music related to them are an inseparable part of the culture of every nation. Musical instruments were tools needed at work by a hunter or a herdsman. Some instruments were used to ward off evil spirits.

Music and playing instruments offer relaxation and esthetical enjoyment to people. Musical instruments accompany a person throughout his or her life. Important events are celebrated and this means music. Instruments have always provided music for dancing.

Q: Are there any musical instruments that can be considered as a part of Estonian folk music?
A: Yes, there are. Nowadays we associate our folk music with the zither, bagpipes and violin. But let’s have a look at the other instruments as well.