Dagö

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Dagö
Origin Estonia
Genres Folk rock
Years active 1998 (1998)-2008, 2010-present
Website Official website
Members Lauri Saatpalu
Peeter Rebane
Raul Vaigla
Taavi Kerikmäe
Toomas Rull
Michael Gallagher
Petteri Hasa
Past members Tiit Kikas
For the island, see Hiiumaa.

Dagö is a folk rock band from Tallinn, Estonia.

Dagö was formed in 1998 by Lauri Saatpalu, Peeter Rebane and Tiit Kikas. Dagö is the old name of Hiiumaa, an Estonian island. The band's first album, Dagö, was released in 2000, and received the Folk/Ethno Album Of The Year award in Estonia. Toomas Rull (drums) and Raul Vaigla (bass) joined the band soon after. In 2001, Dagö won first prize in the Midsummer Night’s Improvisational Festival in Pärnu. Tiit Kikas left the group in 2002, and producer and musician Kristo Kotkas became the “invisible member” of the band. The second album, Toiduklubi (Food Club), was released in the same year, and Taavi Kerikmäe, a keyboard player, joined the band soon after. Their third album, Hiired Tuules (Mice in the Wind), was released in 2003, and in the same year drummer Petteri Hasa also joined the band. The fourth album, Joonistatud mees (The Picture Perfect Man), was released in 2006. Also in 2006, the band were awarded the folk rock Group Of The Year award in Estonia.[1] The fifth album, Möödakarvapai (Smoothing Caress), was released in 2008,[2] and soon after, the band announced that they were disbanding.[3] In autumn 2010 the band started recording again, with new members, and in March 2011 they released their sixth studio album, Plaan Delta.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Lauri Saatpalu (vocals)
  • Peeter Rebane (guitar)
  • Raul Vaigla (bass)
  • Taavi Kerikmäe (keyboards)
  • Toomas Rull (drums)
  • Petteri Hasa (drums)

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estonian Music Awards 2004
  2. ^ Dagö’s Biography
  3. ^ Lauri Saatpalu interviewed by Raadio Uuno
  4. ^ Dagö official page in Estonian

External links[edit]