Thank you to everyone who made the Nordic Harp Meeting 2017 in Viljandi to what it turned out to be – something that will be remembered and cherished by all who were lucky to be there. Teachers, lecturers, visitors and participants and above all our Estonian team of organizers who pulled it all off! It will be hard to top this but we certainly are going to try. November 1-4 2018, in Lund, Sweden – see you there!
Click here to see the schedule of workshops, lectures, concerts etc. The organising team reserves the right to make changes until the final programme is printed.
Since several teacher/workshop descriptions have been added at last minute, you might also want to revisit the list of confirmed teachers and workshops to read more.
Address: Tasuja pst 6, 71011 VILJANDI (Click here to see it on a map). To view some Google photos of the venue, click here. The building stands on the ruins of a storage house (“ait”) which is very close to the castle ruins and white Jaani church. The “ait” is the home of the organization “Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus” (Estonian Traditional Music Center) and thus the centre for traditional music related events, concerts, courses and festivals.
Another possibility is to arrive at Riga (the capital of Latvia). Then you need to take a bus from Riga to Pärnu and another bus from Pärnu to Viljandi.
Distances from Viljandi: Tallinn 161 km, Tartu 81 km, Pärnu 97 km, Riga 245 km, St Petersburg 393 km, Helsinki 247 km, Stockholm 580 km.
Getting around the city is easiest on foot, with everything within 15 minutes walking distance, but buses also run regularly (see route schedules). If you happen to get lost and wander too far, here are some taxi numbers (add +372): 1200 / 1700 / 15444 / 1300 / 1242 / 433 3833. The normal fee for a taxi is around 3-5 euros (and with 5€ you should get pretty much anywhere in Viljandi).
If you have questions then ask us or the administrator at Ait or call Viljandi Tourist Information Centre at (+372) 43 30 442.