Double Tour with MandoTrio

Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe & Daniel Quayle and MandoTrio to tour Estonia.

Daniel Quayle

8/16/20221 min read

I'm very much looking forward to spending the next little while in Estonia with Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe, as we join forces with MandoTrio for a twelve date tour of the country. This will be our biggest tour so far of Estonia, and we're really grateful to Kadri Laube from Kõrvipalu Loometalu for organising it.

We recorded a short advert for the cultural section of Estonian national television, which I've included here, and it features our debut single, Daybreak, which we recorded in Clockwork Stuudio in Tartu, Estonia.

We'll have some very exciting announcements to make along the way, so make sure to follow us on all social media platforms to be among the first to hear what we have to say.

If you've not heard of MandoTrio before, they're an amazing trio of mandolin players, playing some really original arrangements of modern and traditional Estonian folk tunes, as well as some great folk-rock songs, and well worth checking out. I've included a link to their music on Spotify here, to make it as easy as possible to discover them.

As an instrumentalist myself, if I had to pick a favourite track of theirs, I think it would be Hommiku Reinlender (Morning Schottische) - it's such a lovely melody, written by Kristjan from the band, and in fact Elizabeth and I sometimes play our own version of it just for fun!

MandoTrio are: Kristjan Kuusmik (octave mandolin), Tanel Sakrits (mandolin), and Peeter Priks (mandola).

If you're thinking of coming along, then there's probably some information you might need: the tour dates. They're all available in the gigs section of this site (which also has information about other gigs we're doing while we're in Estonia), but I've also included the tour dates here for easy access:

26.08 - Varstu Kultuurikeskus
28.08 - Kääpa: Kalevipoja Koda
02.09 - Tapa Kultuurikoda
03.09 - Tallinn: Philly Joe’s
08.09 - Türi Kultuurikeskus
11.09 - Nõuni Kultuurimaja
16.09 - Kuressaare Kultuurikeskus
17.09 - Muhu: Vanatoa Taluhotell
23.09 - Tartu: Genialistide Klubi
24.09 - Sadala Rahvamaja
29.09 - Kärdla Kultuurikeskus
30.09 - Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus