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A pinch of surrealism, modern folklore and talharpa revival! The Estonian duo known as Puuluup play talharpas – traditional bowed lyres, popular in Northern Europe since the early middle ages.

The mellow sighs of the talharpa are paired with electronically amplified echoes, knocks, creaks and crackles, while still maintaining the instrument’s natural sound.

Their lyrics and melodies are a mixture of the duo’s musical memories and improvisation. The music may have a dancing beat, or resemble a dark film soundtrack. Spy around in the chambers of ancient talharpa players, or travel to far-away lands. The duo plays with music as they play with words, sometimes creating their own language.

As the band states: “We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi”.

Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors, and $5 for ages 25 and under. All seats are general admission. Tickets will be available for purchase on our website and at the door.

** Limited seating is available for this performance, buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. **


All in-person Festival events will follow state, local and venue COVID requirements. Please check our website for the latest updates!


The Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together: the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions.

Learn more about the Festival and the organization behind it at

Dormouse Theatre
$20 - General admission; $18 - Seniors; $5 - Ages 25 and under
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM on Tue, 27 Sep 2022

Event Supported By

Connecting Chords Music Festival
Dormouse Theatre
1030 Portage Street #3008
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001