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Trad.Attack! in 2019
Background information
Years active2013 (2013)–present
MembersSandra Vabarna – bagpipes, vocals, jew's harp, whistles (2013 – present)
Jalmar Vabarna – guitar, vocals (2013 – present)
Tõnu Tubli – drums, vocals (2013 – present)

Trad.Attack! is an Estonian folk band. The band consists of Sandra Vabarna (torupill, vocals), Jalmar Vabarna (guitar), and Tõnu Tubli (percussion). They perform in Estonian.

The group started to perform in 2013.[1] The original idea was to form a group performing Estonian folk music, which is inspired by old traditional folk music and also the music of today.[2] Trad.Attack! uses voices from archive recordings as head vocals and composes it with their own original music.[3]

Trad.Attack!’s goal is to perform in every country in the world. Within four years Trad.Attack! has played in 37 countries.

The band has played at many prestigious showcase-festivals including Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), Folk Alliance (USA), V-ROX (Russia), Eurosonic (the Netherlands), Sound of the Xity and Strawberry Festival (China), Minas Musica Mundo (Brazil), WOMEX World Music Expo (Spain), Trans Musicales Festival (France), Womad Chile Festival (Chile), Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival (Canada), and the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia).


Trad.Attack! is the winner of Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2016 – Best Band, Estonian Music Awards 2016,[4] – Best Band, Best Album, Best Ethno/Folk Album. In 2015, Trad.Attack! won Best Band, Best Album and Best Song title at Estonian Ethno Music Awards [5] as well as Ethno/Folk album and Music Video of the year at Estonian Music Awards 2015.[6] In 2014, the band won Best Band, Best Album, Best Song, Best Newcomer and Radio 2 special award at Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2014.[7]

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  • "Make Your Move" (to be released in April 2020)
  • "Kullakarva" (released in May 2017)
  • "AH!" (2015)

Extended plays

  • Trad.Attack! (2014)


  1. ^ ""Усадьба Джаз" объявила состав участников" (in Russian). 21 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ Rzhevina, Anna (21 May 2015). "Сандра Силламаа: "Trad.Attack! для нас – это творческая лаборатория, где важен только один критерий – то, что мы делаем, должно нравиться нам"" (in Russian). Apelzin. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ Winick, Stephen D. (13 March 2013). "Traditude: Traditional Music With a Twist". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Jagati kätte Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2016". Estonian Music Awards. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Curly Strings makes a clean sweep at Estonian Music Awards (2)". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2015 võitjad on selgunud (2)". Estonian Music Awards. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Trad.Attack!". Estonian Traditional Music Center. Retrieved 7 June 2015.

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